Friday, September 24, 2021


Wednesday was a sewing day for making Dresses from the Heart for an organization called Dress a Girl Around the World. One of the PCQ members is an ambassador for this organization, and she facilitates the making of hundreds of dresses each year. 

Everything was already cut from previously donated fabric, and kitted up with the elastic and bias needed. We knocked out a couple dozen dresses on Wednesday, and members took home kits to finish.  

I made four dresses, but they were already cut out so all I had to do was sew them up. Here are two in the medium size.

My other two were size large, so, goofing around, I "modeled." I'm petite and the large size would fit me, so I'm sure it fits older tweens and young teen agers. The size small dresses would fit preschoolers, and they were just too stinking cute, but I didn't get a photo. 

The dresses we made will be sent on to an organization that will include them in shoebox gifts. The boxes also contain small personal items and school supplies. The boxes may be the only thing of her own that a girl ever receives. 

Sewing with a group is always fun, and I'm sure we'll be doing this again in the future. 


  1. Jan you look so cute in that dress! Thanks for posting this! I am going to get involved with this once I get my new home in order! One of the ambassadors lives less than 10 minutes from me! Maybe I can use up all that quilt fabric after all!

  2. awe you are so cute! what's it like to be petite? I've always been tall and substantial!

  3. What a great activity to get involved with. You look pretty darn good in that dress. It's mind boggling to think that a shoebox is the only thing these girls will have of there own. Thanks for contributing to it.

  4. What a fun day!! and you look so cute in that dress ;-)