Making dresses for girls around the world

Yesterday we came back from a charity dress making day at Cordial and Grace in Bristol. We got taught how to make the dresses that the charity ‘Dress a Girl Around the World’ would send to clothe those who need them throughout the world (as the charities name suggests).

The dresses are made from a simple pattern design, usually out of pillow cases, altered to fit various aged girls. We had fun learning to sew, chatting, drinking tea and eating cake. It was a great feeling knowing that you were making clothes for those in the world who need them.

On our recent trip to Uganda we took about 50 dresses and 20 shorts that people from all around the UK had made. The children in Katanga Slum absolutely loved their new clothes and they really appreciated people making the dresses for them.

The girls in Katanga Slum just after putting on their dresses.

If you want to find out more about the charity ‘Dress a Girl Around the World’ then you can click here for their website or here for their Facebook page. It is great to see the dresses being sent to those who need them and we are looking forward to going out to Uganda again to take even more dresses.

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