Have you heard of Little Dresses for Africa?

This fantastic not for profit organization sends handmade pillowcase dresses for girls, and T Shirts and britches for boys, to children in need all over the world.  

A simple cotton pillowcase dress is all it takes to dress a child in need.  How many of those can you sew up in a few hours, with something as simple as a thrifted pillowcase?

In fact, they have had so much success with dress donations – that their bigger need is finding mission teams to bring these dresses to the children!  Know a mission team heading to Africa or other remote area in need?  Little Dresses for Africa can literally send you as many dresses as you need!

Looking for how you can help?   Check out their website found HERE.  You will find a free pattern for the pillowcase dress in all sizes, as well as a pattern for little boys britches.  

Every little bit goes so far…whether it be for the handmade clothes themselves, or helping with the funding for sending them internationally.  

There is one last thing I want to draw to your attention.  I was recently contacted by a woman with a heart for this organization named Margaret Andrade.  Her personal goal is to donate 50 dresses and to pay for the international shipping.  She is not affiliated with Little Dresses for Africa, but rather is a woman with a dream.  With the help of her local middle school’s sewing club, she is about half way to reaching her goal.  If you would like to get involved with her cause, you can contact her at:

[email protected]

Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…

Happy Sewing!