It’s crazy and amazing how God works.
About two years ago in October 2011, I happened to be scrolling through a craft blog. I stumbled across a post about an organization called “Dress a Girl.” I clicked the post and was very intrigued about the project. I did some more research about the site and printed the patterns. I happened to have just gotten some fabric from my mormor (grandma) recently so getting supplies wasn’t that hard. I just had to find some bias tape. I made my first few dresses and shipped them to headquarters.
(The above picture is one of the first dresses I made along with a handmade doll)
(The above is a picture of Dress a Girl recipients from Dress a Girl’s website)
I never expected to be continuing on with this project. I mean, yes, it is a great organization but I’m only a student with limited funds. When I started I was still in high school. Now I’m in college but that makes me even more broke. I also never expected my mom to be so supportive of this work. I was almost afraid to ask her for shipping money the first time I sent dresses out. Two years later, I’m still making dresses (when I have the time). Again I’m an almost broke college student but God has been supplying the materials and money I need to keep doing this. My mom is always on the look out for good fabric deals. Occasionally I get a monetary or fabric donation from people that my mom has told about the program.
Currently the youth director at my church and me are working to set up a Dress a Girl ministry at my church. I never expected myself to still be making dresses let alone trying to set up a ministry at church. It’s all so exciting. I never thought I would be doing something like this but obviously God had other plans.
For more information about Dress a Girl Around the World: http://www.dressagirlaroundtheworld.com/
10 thoughts on “My (unexpected) Work With Dress a Girl”
How awesome! I have never heard of this but will definitely be checking it out!
Awesome! If you ever have any questions I’d be glad to answer them if I can!
Actually that would be great! I was looking through their website and I saw a lot about hosting events or sewing parties. If I’m not able to do that can I just make one myself and send it? From your post it sounds like it can be something where you make one when you are able to and send which would be perfect for me!
Yes you can! That’s how all of this started for me. And I’ve yet to attend/host an event (like I said it’s just in the works right now). This is the address to ship to:
Hope 4 Women International
2115 E Cedar St #3
Tempe, AZ 85281
That’s part of why I love this project. One can make dresses when they have time and send them. They don’t have to set apart a special time in their busy schedules to do it.
Awesome. Thank you so much!
No problem. Have fun making dresses! 🙂
I’m glad someone still uses their blog for something good lol while others like me just let it gather dust.
Mine still gathers dust sometimes…I post whenever I feel like it. XP Which isn’t a whole lot. Anyways, yeah, I miss seeing your posts! But college…yeah.
lol when was the last time i even made a post?
A very long time ago. XP But then there is your tumblr…which has a more recent post than this place. haha You should post again. (After finals…cause I get that right now is insane. Cause I’m there too. XD)