Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Dress A Girl Around The World

On Sunday I had a lovely afternoon learning from So Sew Pretty's Leah Halliday how to make a sundress from a pillowcase!

The afternoon was organised by Leah as a charity event for the charity 'Dress A Girl Around The World' and was held at her lovely workshop and shop in Castle Street, Dumfries. Well worth a visit for ribbons and trims and many other delights!

We made 12 pretty sundresses all individually customised with beautiful trims, the dresses will be sent to little girls in developing countries around the world.

I used 'bondaweb' and a zig zag stitch to sew a heart on the front my dress. The fabric I used for the heart had been for a skirt or a pair of shorts that I'd had when I was little. I loved the fact that when I learnt to sew I could make things with so many memories attached: using buttons from my granny's button box and lace which she bought from gypsies that came to her door over fifty years ago! Can't wait for my next project. I want to do some free hand machine embroidery I think, oh and I'd love to learn to patchwork.

1 comment:

Kathryn Hannan (nee. Mackenzie) said...

The 'Dress a Girl Around the World' charity is such a great idea and your dress is gorgeous!

I know what you mean about the memories. I have a button box which has lots of buttons collected by my mum over the years and I love the idea of using some of them one day. You should make yourself something with that lace!