Sew Delightful is a group of sewists who have come together with the goal of providing handmade dresses to girls in need around the world.  They call their project Dress A Girl Around the World.  If you have ever been the recipient of a handmade garment, or perhaps have seen the delight on a child’s face when they wear something made just for them, then you understand how much a simple dress can mean.

So far, they’ve sent 12,000 dresses to 35 countries.  Their goal this year is to make it to the 50,000 mark.  Check out their blog to read more about their project and to help them make their goal.  You can also get more detailed information at the Dress A Girl Around the World website, including links to patterns to make dresses.

By Anne Weaver




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  1. Robyn Mullins on January 12, 2011 8:37 am

    I was having trouble on their site seeing where/how to get involved, other than sending them money. Is there a way to send made pieces? I have a HUGE stash of fabric and I know I will never use all of it.

  2. anneweaver on January 12, 2011 9:35 am

    Here is a post on their blog with ways you can help, along with an email address to contact for more information:
    http://sewdelightful.blogspot.com/2011/01/who-are-we-and-what-do-we-do.html

    The Dress A Girl Around The World site has more concrete information, including patterns to make dresses. I’ve added that link to this post. http://www.dressagirlaroundtheworld.com/

  3. Suzanne on January 12, 2011 11:26 am

    Hi Robyn, You can e-mail me at suzannewithdressagirl@gmail.com And yes we do take donations of fabric! Thanks so much for your interest. And Anne thanks for sharing about our project!!

  4. Cheryl on January 12, 2011 9:19 pm

    I first learn of the group about a year ago… My mother who is 85 and myself have made over 150 dresses, and pants for the children . I am starting to help with the new group of Dress a child in Appalachia..Kentucky group.
    Robyn, I hope that you can help.. I am sure if you have material someone would love to get it and make the dresses with your material.
    Rachel Eggum Cinader is a rare and special person. She has love and compassion for her mission and it is a fantastic organization.
    If you are on Facebook look up Dress a Girl around the world. Hope 4 kids international… join the group and help us reach more children

  5. Rachel Eggum Cinader on January 13, 2011 6:56 am

    Thank you for talking about this project. We have met so many wonderful people who are willing to help us dress girls around the world.

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