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!

Friday, April 27, 2012

New design!

We've come up with another project and this  using blankets to make coats and capes for girls.  Loving what the ladies come up with!

Friday, April 20, 2012

The label that can save the dignity of a young girl

When you sew this on a dress, think about the little girl whose life you have saved from being raped.  This label does so much for the safety to a young girl.

Sodag on 4/18/12

What an awesome event!  15 women and children joined us to make dresses for girls!  12 dresses were made and yes I found my favorite in the bunch!  I didn't realize how exhausted I was until I got home an hour after it was over!   I've got a second one this week on Saturday at Living Waters Foursquare from 10-2 and am expecting great things!

I recieved a huge donation of sheets and pillowcases and blankets and  tomorrow I'm maked dresses out of the velour blankets to make for pinafores to go over peasant dresses for girls in the Appalacians for next winter. 

I've put feelers out in the Medford area (my stopping grounds!) to see if  there is anyone who would like to host a SoDAG event there.  Love it when I can go "home" for a couple of days to see my family!

This is a favorite of mine of the peasant dresses that we did recently.  At first I was a little hestant of the lizards but it was so cute with the pinafore over it!  Check out my FB page for photos from the past SoDAG event: Dress A Girl Around the World-Southern Oregon

Friday, April 13, 2012

An update from Projet Worth and Outreach and other news

Got an email from Project Worth and Outreach and the girls got the 24 dresses with socks and underwear right in time for easter and waiting to wear them that day!  Awesome!

Getting ready for a big SoDAG event this Wednesday as there is a group of homeschoolers and their moms coming to sew!  I've been told where to flip the switch for the breaker if need be!   Then another Sodag the following Saturday!

I'm working on a big project to bring more awareness to the plight of  our girls in light of the human sex trafficing that is going on aroudn the world. What I'm doing is a small thing, I know but giving a girl a dress made by someone no matter where they are in the little town of Brookings Oregon in the USA or in a third world country nor what the financial status is of the child.  Its about  bringing dignity and compassion for the  child.   I've heard stories from adults who attended Good News Clubs as children where for some the snack was the only meal they got for the day.  It was the love and compassion of another that made the difference in that child's life.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Update on Project Worth and Outreach

Got an  email today from Mary and the tornado hit the Appalacian area where they are located.  For the next few SoDAG sessions we will be working on making peasant dress sets for the girls.  I will be looking for pj's also to send and we have a pattern for making nightgowns if you have flannel fabric to donate.   Email me at Thank you.

Sodag is expanding!

What an awesome couple of months! There was an article in the local paper about SoDag in January,

and from that it seems as if SoDag has exploded in our area!  There are more sewers and more donations coming in for giving a girl a dress of their own.

While searching the net I came across a peasant pattern that I incorporated to use with the pillowcase dress to send to young girls in the Appalachians.   We recieved several short sleeved t-shirt dresses from a local organization that we matched up sweaters and sweatshirts for the other girls ( we were short 5 sweaters), and sent several skirt sets ( a skirt made out of a t-shirt and a long sleeve t-shirt to match).  Another local store donated socks to go with each dress and there was a donation of bracelets to hekp with the ensemble.  So far we've sent two boxes to Project Worth and Outreach.

I am  working on trying to do something locally to incorporate what we do around the world.  I will give updates as they come about.  If you would like to help please email me at