With the help of friends, family and acquaintances, I was able to ship 121 homemade dresses to Haiti last year. Through the organization Mission to Haiti, the dresses were hand-delivered to little girls who needed them.
With the help of friends, family and acquaintances, I hope to ship 500 dresses and pairs of shorts to Haiti this year. I know, it sounds like a crazy big goal right? But I figure if we were able to make 121 dresses last year with my “fly by the seat of my pants” kind of organization, 500 is very doable for round two. Plus, I happen to know the God of the Universe, and I am learning that when I serve Him, He is FAITHFUL. Matthew 25:40 says, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Let’s start sewing and see where God takes it.
Owen’s class at Ballard East has given us a start. After spending a morning in Mrs. Johnson’s third-grade classroom , I came home with fabric for four dresses and six pairs of shorts cut out and ready to be sewn together. (Pictured above is some of the finished product.) The idea to add shorts to the mix came from Owen. He was concerned the boys might be disappointed when the girls received their dresses, so my mom came up with a very simple pattern for shorts we can make for the boys this year.
Below is a list of ways you can help.
- Make dresses and/or shorts on your own and drop them off at my house. You can use whatever patterns you choose size 3 – 8.
- Donate fabric or ¾ inch elastic.
- Donate money for fabric, elastic and shipping.
- Use fabric and patterns that I can provide to you to make dresses/shorts and return them to me when you are finished. (Even a novice can make these.)
- Pattern 1 – romper, 4-piece pattern
- Pattern 2 – halter, 3-piece pattern
- Pattern 2 – shorts, 2-piece pattern
Leave a comment on this post, email me, call me or contact me on facebook if you want to take part!