Monday, 4 March 2013

Something to cheer you up on a Monday morning!

Some lovely photos to brighten up your Monday morning! Pillowcase dresses and shorts reaching Uganda.

These dresses were very kindly taken by a local church (Christchurch in Clevedon) on their recent trip to Uganda. Thanks to my dad for spotting they were about to go in the local paper! As well as visiting people in the community, the group spent time in four schools in Uganda, visited the local health centre, a teenage mother’s group, two women’s groups, and an after school club which provides food and fun to orphaned children. Some of the 30 dresses and 20 shorts they took were given to leaders of community groups supporting vulnerable people and some to poor families they encountered in the communities they visited.







 

A huge thank you to Gill and the rest of the team for distributing the dresses and shorts and sharing these lovely photos. Gill said that the dresses were all very happily received and will be really useful and appreciated. Gill also shared some other photos of the communities they visitied and said how shocking the poverty and hardship in Uganda is.

This is the local school


Compare this to a British classroom. 


This is a typical house


 Water is obtained from a pump.


Christchurch supports two charities working in Uganda if people are interested in finding out more http://www.careforuganda.org/ and http://www.ugandaconcern.com/

I also received another lovely photo of a dress reaching Peru. This was sent direct to Peru by Pauline who had a friend who was visiting. Thanks Pauline. Gorgeous photos!



300 dresses went off this morning to find new homes. 100 to a school who will be taking them to Malawi later in the year and 200 to a charity called CART to distribute to various projects in Africa.  More dresses have been arriving too. Huge thanks to Audrey (10 dresses), Libby (7 dresses), Marian (15 dresses), Shirley (2 dresses), Jill (68 dresses and 10 shorts),  Maureen (13 dresses), Karen (8 dresses), Jo and students at Baxter College (10 dresses), Irene and friends at Whitefriars Church (55 dresses and 8 bags), Thats Sew Lilly (2 shorts).

Finally, the winner of the Groupon giveaway is Cath from egiraffe. Congratulations! You should receive your voucher very soon. 


17 comments:

  1. My fingers start itching to get to my sewing machine every time you post pictures of dresses and shorts!!! I can't wait for the Sewing for Pleasure show in a couple of weeks time that I won tickets for in your giveaway. I know I'll get a load of reasonably priced fabric to make you a bunch of dresses and shorts. If you someone wandering around the show absolutely laden with fabric - it'll be me!!

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment. That sounds fab! x

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  2. Thanks for this update - it is lovely to see the dresses and shorts arriving at their final destinations. I think I spotted a pair of my shorts in the photos, but it will take a while for the little boy to grow in to them!

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    1. So pleased you spotted some of your shorts. Thats fab!

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  3. Yay! This really made my day!

    Peace,
    Kay

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  4. Lovely lovely You are doing such a great job on this! Did you imagine it would get this big?

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    1. Thank you! Never in a million years did I imagine it would get this big!!

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  5. Thank you for updating, so nice to see the dresses and shorts being worn.
    I have been absent some time , but I hope that I'm back for good.

    Shank you for sharing.

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  6. A very cheery post to start the week - so lovely to know how well received all our little frocks and shorts are. Thanks for all your efforts. x Jo

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  7. I couldn't help but notice the "high school musical" t-shirt that is not part of their culture but a cast-off from the overly produced goods made in China. Our discards that aren't purchased in thrift stores end up in 3rd world countries thereby affecting their garment industry since the clothing is so cheap.

    The dresses are lovely and so appropriate for their culture.

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  8. Thanks Louise for the giveaway! I've given it to my friend who is made up and it coincided with her starting her 2nd lot of chemo. She has something to look forward to. Thank you so much! Cath xx

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  9. Thanks Louise for the giveaway! I've given it to my friend who is made up and it coincided with her starting her 2nd lot of chemo. She has something to look forward to. Thank you so much! Cath xx

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  10. What a lovely post, it's so nice to see the dresses and shorts being worn.

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  11. Hello there, I have just come across your blog - what a fantastic, inspiring thing you are doing! I attend a 'knit & stitch' group and we are always looking for new craft projects for charity. We would love to get involved in this, I'm going to print out the tutorials and take them to our next group. I look forward to been in touch soon, Tracy x
    Here is one of our recent projects:
    http://handmade-hearts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/crafting-for-charity.html

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  12. Have made dress's ? pattern for boys shorts can you please
    help Thank you Ellen

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    1. Hi Ellen,

      Have a look at the Pillowcase Dress Info page for links to patterns and tutorials for shorts There is a tab to click on at the top of the page.

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