Sunday, February 28, 2010

Little Dresses for Haiti

The other day, I was feeling a bit down and thinking,  'I have absolutely no ideas and cannot do anything well!'. These little moments of insecurity catch up with me once in a while. I usually allow myself a bit of self indulgence, then move on to a new project, but right then my stuckedness was driving me crazy!
To yank myself out of my funk, I started making some pillowcase dresses for children in an orphanage in Haiti. I had seen this post on Cat's blog, looked up directions on the internet and started pulling out old pillowcases, fabric and trims. Now I was inspired and cutting, pinning and sewing ensued!! Here are the first two dresses I completed.

I have a few more to finish and they are fairly easy to make! The thought of a Haitian child wearing one of these little frocks gives me hope. It's a tiny contribution to an enormous need, but it feels good to do something - anything - to help!

If you feel like making some cute little dresses (or diapers, aprons or totes) to help out, go over to Cat's blog and read her Feb.18 post. And while you're there, enjoy her brilliant quilts with words, phrases and sunshine written all over them!

10 comments:

Karen L R said...

Judy, I think many of us are feeling a little weary. Tomorrow is March, and maybe it will perk us up, eh? Love your sweet, tropical dresses. So thoughtful of you to stitch them up.

Cat said...

Judy, these dresses will be so sweet on little girls! Even though it seems like a tiny contribution, I am sure it will be so appreciated.
You made my day! Thanks, Cat

Bia said...

These are true healing dresses and will fit little girls of many sizes. No contribution is small for those who need everything, from housing to clothing, to faith in people´s concern. You did a great job. Congratulations.

Libby Fife said...

Those little dresses are so sweet. All efforts count, Judy:)

Take care and I hope you get unstuck soon!

Lori said...

Oh goodness they are cute! I can just picture them on beautiful girls. I can relate to your feelings so much. I love how you decided to do something to help others to get out of your funk.

Simone said...

Pretty little dresses. Now I see you are a seamstress as well as an artist! x

Nan and =^..^= said...

Those dresses are so special and I bet whoever is fortunate to receive one will cherish it. What a beautiful thing to do to help.
ps. Happy Birthday to Kate!

sparkle jars said...

These dresses are wonderful. Thank you for the link as well.

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