Published on September 5th, 2011 | by Julie Finn1
Join the Homemade Dress Drive for Haitian Girls
Wouldn’t it be nice to sew just one last sundress, here at the tail-end of summer?
How about just a couple more?
How about 30 more? Thirty dresses is the goal of the Homemade Dress Drive for Haiti going on right now over at Art Projects for Kids, where Project HOPE Art is looking to collect a homemade dress for every single child in one orphanage in Port Au Prince.
Since it’s always warm (to put it mildly) in Haiti, sundresses are the preferred style. And to make the project even simpler, Oliver + S has given permission for the group to use their free downloadable sundress pattern. The pattern prints on ordinary computer paper in your home printer, and any of the sizes in the pattern are appropriate to sew for the orphanage.
If you’re not done sewing when you’ve made a sundress, the little girls would also like some underwear.
I don’t always have extra money for all the charitable donations that I’d like to give, but I do like to craft for charity. Whether you crochet tiny hats for for NICU babies or, like my girls and I, spend a couple of homeschool days sewing a thrifted sheet into sundresses in exactly their sizes for little girls in Haiti, or do something even more amazing on your own, crafting for a charitable cause is a helpful, hopeful activity to do.
To sew a dress for a little Haitian girl, please check out the Homemade Dress Drive for Haiti.