'Dress A Girl Around the World' Sew-a-Long





Hi! I'm really excited to announce my very first sew-a-long on the blog. This isn't the usual sort of sew-a-long where I choose a pattern, break it down step by step, and have you join in with me. We're going to do things just a bit differently but with a great cause in mind! While chatting with some of my bloggy friends {and sponsors} Amy and Virginia, we came up with the idea to host a sew-a-long event that would benefit a charity. We came across the Dress A Girl Around The World campaign and thought it would be a perfect fit for what we had in mind. This organization collects pillowcase dresses made by people like you and me to hand deliver to girls all around the world!

A Few FAQ's:

Is there a deadline to mail the dresses in? 
Nope. The charity accepts donations year round! The only deadline involved with the sew-a-long is Wednesday, March 16th, which is when entries for the giveaway close.

How do I make dresses in different sizes?
The pattern I created for the sew-a-long should fit a range of sizes from 3T to 5T. Suzanne of Sew Delightful has posted a list of measurements  you can use to create dresses in a wider variety of sizes!

Where do I mail the dresses?

Rachel Eggum Cinader
Hope 4 Women International
P.O Box 74010
Phoenix, AZ 85087












Day 6 - Guest Post with Jess of Craftiness is Not Optional


So, during the week of March 7-12th, some of my favorite bloggers will be stopping by to share tutorials and crafty ideas to inspire you to create and embellish your own pillowcase dresses to send in! I'll have a Flickr pool open for you to share your dresses with us, and for every dress you sew and submit a photo for, you'll get an entry to an awesome giveaway.

I'll kick off the sew-a-long on Monday, March 7th with some basic pillowcase dress patterns/tutorials to get you started, introduce you to my guest bloggers, and reveal the giveaway goodies! I'll also give you the scoop on how the giveaway will work and where to mail your dresses when you're ready to send them. Below you'll find some blog buttons so you can help spread the word and let your readers know you're joining in. The buttons will link back to this archive page which I'll update with links often. In the meantime. . . gather up some pillowcases  {new or gently used} or lightweight fabrics and get ready to sew for a good cause!



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36 comments

  1. What a super nice thing to be doing! Do we have to have a blog?

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  2. This is so great! I adore sewing these pillowcase dresses but my girls have way too many! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. What a wonderful idea, I am looking forward to my first sew a long

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  4. what a fantastic idea! Can anyone join???

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  5. I will join in. I do not have a blog.
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  6. I linked to your blog and am spreading the word! I hope it is a huge success! Good luck! My blog address is: www.denverallens.blogspot.com

    Smiles!

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  7. Excited to be joining in your sew-a-long!

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  8. Excited to be joining in your sew-a-long!

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  9. I linked this to my blog and I'd love to sew along on this wonderful project. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I just followed a rabbit trail to you, and am so excited! I will be joining you on your sew a long, and will be re-blogging this on my site marcymade.weebly.com.

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  11. What a great idea! I will definitely be sewing with you, and I hope to see more like this in the future--I am a new follower.

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  12. This is amazing. We follow the group Tiny Hand International in a small monetary way, and this just will add a great way to physically do something for little girls. I've signed up to follow your blog. I have read that this is the week for sewing, but my schedule is so tight. Is there any give in time as to getting product out for this? We'd really like to do something for you.

    Thank you! Karen @ TygerLily
    Please email with any specific needs.

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  13. This sew a long is amazing!!! God bless you for doing this! Thank you!

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  14. I just found out about this sew-a-long and can't wait to make up a couple of dresses. I posted about it here http://twincess.blogspot.com/2011/03/dress-girl-around-world.html

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  15. Thank you for proving the inspiration and patterns to do this wonderful project. A group of crafty friends got together on a Friday night to get our sew on. Here are the results: http://fairymel.posterous.com/davis-dress-a-girl-around-the-world-sew-a-lon

    Thank you!

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  16. @Fairymel

    I just checked out your post (couldn't leave a comment though)! Love that you had a sewing party-kinda jealous actually ;) You girls whipped up some super cute dresses.Thank you so much!!

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  17. How would you link to this blog because I have a few friends who may also be interested in doing this..

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  18. @Nichole-

    Hi! Just copy and paste this web address to your blog/FB etc:

    http://littlebiggirlstudio.blogspot.com/2009/01/dress-girl-around-world-sew-long.html


    Thanks!

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  19. Phew got my dress posted on flickr in the nick of time ;) having a full time job is consuming my time for fun stuff! LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! I linked it to my some what newer blog and FB so hopefully some of my sewing friends can participate :D

    http://sweetavag.blogspot.com/2011/03/pat-it-forward.html

    Doing this in honor of my sweet little diabetic daughter. A new dress always makes a bad day better! Thanks again for everything you put together! Way to go!

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  20. This is so awesome! I am the Connecticut state representative for Dress a Girl Around the World and have a new blog if you care to follow it!

    http://dressagirlct.blogspot.com/

    God Bless you for hosting this sew a long!

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  21. This is just the best! I can't sew (yet) but I'm going to hang out to it because I'm planning to learn...someday! I'll also share it with friends who are blessed with that skill.

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  22. Your so generous! People like you must be so blessed. I hope there's many children in the world that you could share your talents. Nice day!

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  24. I was sad to see I got in on this late... but wait... no I didn't!!! How great that this goes all year. I've shared your blog with my sis-in-law who also loves to sew and do good works. I hope she will join me in making a few dresses :)

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