Sunday, February 10, 2013

Dresses to Zambia

This was a new adventure for me.

I hadn't done this part of the DAG where it was start to finish on the dresses from creating them and also watching them as they arrived to their location and in contact with so many.

In August one of the activites for the Princess Tea Party was to decorate pillowcase for a young girl in Zambia and I was working on a pen pal project with the girls that came to the tea party.  The project continued on to Azalea Middle school where my friend Ann is in charge of the Leadership class.  The kids in the class painted on the dresses for the girls in Zambia and also wrote letters. 

We were able to get the dresses and also some pants made to send off to Washington in December where a lady there would be leaving for the Peace corp in January and take them to Lusaka Zambia. 

My friend Evie in Lusaka met with Barbara when she arrived and the dresses were given.  The letters will be given at a later date to start the Pen pal project.  Below are a couple of pictures girls in their dresses.

I want to thank Ann Voltz, Barbara Smith and Mike and Lynn for helping make this possible and for Evie for being patient while we worked out things to get her the dresses. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Fill the Cruiser with Pillow Case Dresses!

I'm doing a project now called fill the Crusier with Pillow Case Dresses and supplies!  I will be taking dresses over to my friend Gloria Mama Love Cooper on October 30th for her to take to Uganda with her when she goes in December!  I want to fill it up to the brim.   Can you help?  We need pillowcases,t-shirts (for boys pants) thread, new packages of elastic from 1/4 in to 1 inch, bias tape and any trim you may have.  Please purchase packaged items as they will be given to the women in Uganda to sew dresses for girls in thier villages.  Thank you.  If you have fabric you may send that too.

SoDAG Tea Party

Above are the pictures from the SoDAG Tea Party we did on August 18th 2012.  We shared the event with several of the ladies that volenteered for the day and we all had a great time.  On each plate we had made a butterfly out of a zip lock baggy filled with jellybeans and a clothes pin.  Our crafts were making a paper necklace, and fingerkniting a necklace and decorating pillowcases for future penpals in Zambia.  All that came enjoyed the activites.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Dress A Girl Dress pattern


On July 24th I did a pillowcase dress making event at our church. While we were there and brainstorming we came up with a new pattern to use. Below is what we came up with.

Pillow Case Dress Pattern-Sewn on straps version

Lay pillowcase on cutting board. Cut off 2” from the top. This will be the sewn on straps. Cut straps in two and cut off ends. Set aside.

Cut a 4” x 4” “J” on the sides for arm holes.

Turn down top ½ inch and then another ½ inch to conceal raw edges. Press.

Cut two 7” pieces of ¼ or ½ inch elastic
Sew casing leaving open to pull the 7” elastic through.

Sew on bias tape covering the arm holes.

Lay the cut 2” pieces flat and iron. Fold all raw edges in ¼ inch.

Fold ends of straps over raw edges of bias tape at arm holes from front to back of dress. Sew edges and side seams together. Finish with a an “X” at the ends to secure the strap to the dress.

The finished project:
Okay, I'm doing a challenge for the week for my area and also for those outside the area

First of all if you'd like to be on my email list as I starting to send out email updates about SoDag and its projects you can email me at and I'll add you to my list.

Here's the Challenge:

Start making dresses this week using the patterns at and post your dresses by Sunday May 20th to my FB page "Dress A Girl Around the World-Southern Oregon" and the one with the most dresses I will send you an "Dress A Girl" bottle cap necklace. 

If you are wondering where to send the dresses to you can send them to:

C/O Living Waters Foursquare Church
P O Box 2783
Brookings Oregon 97415

These dresses will be set aside for a project that I'm setting up to to to Thailand to help stop the human sex trafficking there.  For more information on what my friend will be doing in Thailand go to his blog at

Thank you!