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During the holidays in July 2011 I decided to teach myself to crochet. Iwanted to keep a diary of my journey but I'm hopeless at writing so I thought I'd try blogging.
So why not join me on my journey, friends are always welcome and the kettles'always hot. So come on in pull up a chair and enjoy the ride.
Luv Sandra
"As for me and my house we will serve the Lord"

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Dress a Girl Around the World

A few weeks ago I come across “Dress a Girl Around the World”. A charity which provides dresses for girls who normally wouldn’t have a dress.
I fell in love with the whole concept and committed to making some dresses once my boys had gone back to school, mid next week.
Well yesterday while I was in town having some Mum time and doing the grocery shopping I stopped in to our local Spotlight and Textile Traders to have a look for some material to make some dresses. This is what I come home with
I picked material from the reduced stand priced from $3.50 for 1.5m $3 per metre $5 per metre , for a couple of really nice fabrics, and $2 for some fat quarters which are perfect for making little dresses. I also bought a heap of bias binding as Textile Traders has buy 2 get 1 free.
Well as I was making dinner I could hear this little voice calling from the bags “make me, make me”. Well who am I to resist the call from the stash. So last night I made my first pillow case dress
I love it. It was so easy to make I think it took me 1.5 hrs which included trips inside to get my iron and other things I had forgotten. I know the next one will go a lot quicker as I now know what to do.
After finishing this dress I come inside and had a look at some of the other dresses that have been donated on the Dress a Girl around the World - Dress a Girl- Sydney & Australia blog and saw some really cute T-shirt dresses.
Well who I was I to resist the challenge of making one or two of these. So this morning I rummaged around in my basket of t-shirts to go with crochet projects and found a t-shirt and a tank top and come up with these

The tank top dress has a straight skirt I hope it’s not too tight. The t-shirt dress has a balloon skirt out of these two this one is my favourite and the easier one as there is no hem to sew.
I have decided that every time I go to my fabric store to buy something for myself I am going to but enough material to make at least one dress. And every time I go to my op shop I will look for neat t-shirts and shirts that I can make into dresses. This way it won’t be very expensive and I can remind myself of all the blessing which I receive.

On a different note I was thinking about the other work that I have been doing, for a while now I have been thinking of having a craft store at our local bring and buy but I didn’t won’t to do this till I had enough stock. So today I decided that I that I would make a list of what I would like to have made before I hold my first stall. Then as I make things I can cross it of my list and if I am not sure which project to do next I can choose one from my list. If anybody has any suggestions they would be much appreciated.
Well I think I had better go to town and finalise my sons enrolment in year 11 (I’m sure we have to pass an op shop or three along the wayJ)


Pam said...

Such a good cause!!! I especially like the purple and mauve dress with the pockets and green heart buttons.

Kristin G said...

Such lovely dresses to such a wonderful cause! Great job, you have inspired me!