I'm so excited. Not only have we reached 100 dresses (106 in fact!) but the first 50 dresses are now on their way to Malawi. They have been collected from me and are flying out on Thursday so in a couple of weeks I should have much more info about their final destination and hopefully some photos. I am thrilled that a person who lives in the same small town as me has been able to take some directly to some projects he supports and I'm really looking forward to finding out more about the country and its people. Geography has never been my strong point so I had to look up exactly where Malawi is in Africa. Thought I'd add a map for those who are geographically challenged like me!
freecycle for some pillowcases to transform. This put Krysia in touch with two lovely ladies called Penny and Chrissie who decided to get involved and had a craft morning where they made 13 dresses! Krysia also got her friend Penny from MimaPants involved and she made a dress too. Huge thanks to all you lovely ladies for your fantastic effort. You put a massive smile on my face! Krysia has a lovely folksy shop called Kryshees and blog which you can find here
Krysia took two adult skirts and turned them into really pretty children's dresses by shirring the top and adding ribbon straps. Such a great way of upcycling clothes that are much too pretty to throw away. I love this idea. I tried shirring last year so really should give it another go. Look how pretty they are...
Penny from MimaPants also made a very pretty dress from gorgeous Cath Kidston fabric. Its finished off with the cutest little yellow heart buttons. Gorgeous!
Penny and Chrissie made a staggering 13 dresses between them. A lovely yellow check dress with orange ribbon ties and a cute little pocket.
A very pretty cream fabric with delicate blue roses finished off with lace
Not one , not two, not three but four dresses made from this really pretty floral fabric which reminds me of a Liberty print. All have different colour ribbon ties.
a lovely cheerful fairground fabric with ribbon ties
A really summery stripey fabric with co-ordinating coral ribbon ties
and pretty ribbon detail
This lovely vibrant pink and green floral fabric with green ribbon ties.
A lovely delicate floral fabric with pink spotty ribbon ties
A gorgeous flower border fabric with ribbon ties
and last but not least another two rose fabric dresses with different colour ribbon ties.
All absolutely gorgeous! I'm feeling motivated now so shall we make our new target 200 dresses??
Its been a manic week-end. I've just come back from Centre Parcs following a week-end away with my friend Laura and a group of girls for her 40th Birthday. It was fab! I'll post some more photos tomorrow but leave you with a little taste of what we got up to!
Heres a clue - I found out I am actually quite scared of heights!!