This is an email I received yesterday. Thought those of you who worked on the Little Dresses for Africa project might be interested.
I want to let you know that there is another organization out there making and delivering pillowcase dresses to little girls around the world called Dress a Girl Around the World that you may be interested hooking up with their sewing events.
They started in late 2009 and have made over 33,000 dresses, delivering them to 47 countries with the help of sewers in 42 US States, Canada, UK, Australia, and Hong Kong.
Their web address is www.dressagirlaroundtheworld.com I know there are members sewing in California and Wisconsin that you both can connect with to take part in their sewing events if your interested.
Plus, they can help you coordinate with a state rep to distribute your dresses so that you don't have to pay for shipping. In Wisconsin we're setting-up a "Pony Express" to get dresses from sewers directly to WI organizations traveling to areas in need.
You can also check them out on Facebook. I think CA has a couple of pages however, I know Wisconsin has one and you can find it at Dress a Girl Around the World - Wisconsin. The WI page provides links to tips/tricks of sewing, pictures of events, and info on sewing events in WI.
Thank you sew much for helping sew dresses for little girls in need! My daughter and I delivered 140 dresses to Belize in April this year and the memory of their smiling faces as their heads popped through the top of the dress is priceless!
Therese M. Schmidt
Wisconsin State Rep
Dress a Girl Around the World