Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Little Dresses for Africa

I love to sew but in the grand scheme of things we really don't need anymore clothes, neither do my girls. I set about looking to sew for charity and I found Little Dresses for Africa. It particularly resonated with me because I have young girls myself.

They were immense fun to make. There are a few pattern rules to help the organisation size the dresses but other than that you can really throw yourself into it. I used up bits of ribbon, ric rac, fat quarters for straps and added shoulder bows. There is a pattern here 


It was important to me that the girls took part so Big Sis made one and Little M did some sewing too. They read the website and felt very accomplished.

If you know someone with some free sewing time (or a bulging airing cupboard) please pass on the links to the website.

Thanks for looking. 
Jo xxxx


  1. Awww Jo they are lovely,makes my heart break to think of these little girls.Your girls are following in your footsteps by the look of things.they will be able to make their own clothes soon.Happy Sewing all.I have finished the Twins Blanket btw,yaaaaay.x

  2. That is wonderful Jo, a delight to see children helping children.

  3. These are wonderful Jo. Such a great way to help others in need and involve your girls.
    They turned out so pretty too.
    Well done to the three of you.
    Jacquie x

  4. The dresses are lovely and what a great idea this is, you can scratch your sewing itch and your kindness can be shared at the same time. I am sure that the little girls who receive these dresses will love them!

  5. Those are great what a lovely idea, it's wonderful your girls got involved. I will take a look. x

    1. Thank you. It is a wonderful way to sew for ultimate pleasure. Jo x

  6. This is a lovely thing to do. You may enjoy this post where you can see little girls wearing dresses the blogger made. https://constancacabral.com/blog/

  7. I am definitely going to make some of these. What a fabulous idea and so lovely that you got your girls involved too. I think this would be brilliant thing for my Year 7 & 8's to do during art club after school!