Friday, May 18, 2012

Pillowcase dresses for Kenya

A few weekends ago, many of our Sew Incredibles ladies met at Lucretia's beautiful home to sew up some pillowcase dresses for children in Kenya. The church where we meet is taking them on an upcoming mission trip and will deliver them in person. As usual, Lucretia was a gracious hostess. As we sat and stitched for three hour intervals, many of us agreed that while we were doing work for charity, we were getting so much benefit from our time together. Sewing friends are such a blessing. It was great to get to visit with each of you who attended. I treasure your friendships, ladies. We are TRULY Sew Incredible!

Our final tally for the total dresses and shorts (for the boys) completed:

  • 103 dresses
  • 16 pairs of shorts
Here are some photos from the groups working each day. 
(Full sized photos here)

Martha enjoying sewing on her Singer Featherweight

Jan pressing hems and casings for us. Thank you, Jan!

The group from Saturday

Lucretia putting elastic in the casings and cutting armholes. She also pre-cut all of the dresses for us!

Hellenne sewing on the bias strips for the straps

Rena's daughter came and stitched with us, too!

...and then we turned her into a model for the dresses

She loved the photo shoot

I mean, really enjoyed it!

What a sweet girl!

The group from Sunday

3 comments:

Martha said...

Thanks for posting this, Desi. You are so right - sewing friends are the best!

shannon said...

address to send dresses after there made

Hellenne Vermillion said...

Shannon, they were through a church group. Did you make some to donate?