Thursday, October 29, 2009
I dare you to look at this picture and tell me it is not one of the most beautiful you've ever seen! I saw this photo in my September/October issue of Children's Ministry magazine and was completely smitten! Smitten, I tell you!!! Aren't these girls in their little dresses the epitome of GORGEOUS?
So, because I was so captivated by this pic, I had to read the little blurb that accompanied it. I learned that these are young girls in Uganda who "rarely get new items to wear." These girls are all glowing because they are wearing their brand new bea-u-tiful pillowcase dresses delivered by Hope 4 Kids International (hope4kidsinternational.org).
I know next to nothing about sewing. I did make a sweatshirt one year in home economics - and then a blouse the next year, but it was NEVER my thang. However, the blurb I read suggests that kids - KIDS, people - can be taught to sew these simple dresses from pillowcases and donate to girls just like these lovely little ladies in Uganda. I might be mistaken, but there is a good chance that I'll never sew one of these sweet confections, but I can type a few lines - share my enthusiasm - and maybe some of YOU (I KNOW you're out there) will be inspired!
I remember being a girl about the age of those shown above - and a new dress was akin to a dream. I'd wear it & inspect it down to the tag sewn on the inside. I'd spin to see whether it swirled around my knees. I'd run to feel whether it floated or clung (I prefer the floaters). I'd memorize it with my fingers - and I'd never - never - want to take it off.
So, if you're inspired to sew ... click here for a tutorial. Dress a girl ... a girl just waiting to twirl.