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/