Sunday, 29 April 2012

Lets hear it for the boys!

I am sending 150 dresses off to Uganda in May and was asked if we could provide anything for the boys at the school the dresses are going to (all 123 of them!) as it would be lovely for every child to receive something. I said that I would try and get some shorts together for them and have finally got round to making some myself. I have to say that they were surprisingly easy and actually quite enjoyable to make. What do you think? Next time I will definitely try and make the legs a bit narrower I think but not bad for a first effort. You can find the tutorial here


Other people have taken up the challenge too!  These 3 pairs were made by upcycling old tshirts by Cheryl using this tutorial. They look fab!.


The very kind Mo also sent a parcel full of shorts. Some she had upcycled from old pyjamas and t shirts and some outgrown by her son. A great selection. 


The very kind Pamela who often sends dresses has set her sights on achieving our shorts target and sent me 36 pairs of shorts. Yes 36!! Amazing work!!






and also 8 lovely dresses





A big thank you to Nikki's mum who made a gorgeous dress for us. Its a really pretty design.




Patricia (another regular contributor) sent me another 9 beautiful dresses to add to her total




Jo sent two very pretty dresses. Really love the stripy fabric.


Sue made another 3 lovely dresses.


This fabric is so pretty.


These 5 gorgeous dresses came all the way from Sarah in Germany. They all had the cutest little dolls in the pockets. Such a lovely idea.




I also received 17 lovely dresses from Lynsey. These were made by members of the Cleadon Village Methodist Church. A big thank you to everyone involved. 







Total to date is 1314 dresses and 73 pairs of shorts. We still need 50 pairs of shorts by the end of June. Anyone fancy having a go? Age range is 5-14.

17 comments:

  1. What an amazing amount of dresses and shorts now Louise. Jo and I are knitting for the 'fish and chip' babies at the mo but we will get back to dresses one day as we still have donated fabric to use up :-)
    Hugs,
    A x

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    1. Thanks Annie. You deserve a rest from dresses for a while! x

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  2. So fabulous to see everyone's hard work and the beautiful results ~ love your shorts Louise :) Hoping to get 10 pairs in the post to you today!

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    1. Brilliant! Thanks so much. Thats great. x

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  3. Love the little dolls in the pockets. So cute and a lovely idea. love seeing all the dresses that other people make.

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  4. It's fantastic, Louise. So many dresses and pairs of shorts in such a short space of time. Well done and keep up the good work.
    Thank you for coordinating the project in the UK.

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    1. Thank you. Its a real pleasure co-ordinating everything. So many generous crafty people out there!

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  5. There are 2 dresses from Barcelona in the mail, I hope they will arrived well!!!!

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    1. Wow! Thank you. Will let you know when they arrive. They will be the first Spanish dresses to arrive!

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  6. I've run up 5 little pairs of shorts for you today and just blogged it hoping other will join in and run you a few up :-)
    Hugs,
    A x

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    1. You are amazing Annie. Thank you. You are the fastest sewer I know!!

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  7. What an amazing amount! Can't wait to start contributing! Will have a go at shorts too but I may not make your deadline as won't be able to start till early June. You do such fabulous things!!!

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    1. No worries Charlotte. We will always be able to use them for other projects. Happy to have them whenever. x

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  8. What a Beautiful JOB!@@@ HOW AMAZING ARE YOU!!

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  9. Wow! What a great haul! Fab idea about making them from old t shirts and I love the hippo fabric you used. Great stash! The little dollys are so sweet too :)

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  10. Well done Sew Scrumptious, I have followed your blog for a while now and the pillowcase dress makes. You are inspiring! I also came across you in my Simply Homemade magazine, I was like WOW! I know her!!! (if you get what I mean). Zoe

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