Our daughter is flying to NJ in a week and taking with her an extra suitcase stuffed with over 100 little dresses.
The suitcase weighs a ton, even though the individual dresses are light as a feather. They're made from pillowcases.
Students from the local Catholic high school sewed 100 or more pillowcase dresses for children in Africa. Teenagers working for and donating to youngsters they will never meet.
Nothing warms my heart more than seeing young people give to those less fortunate.
The dresses will travel from NJ to Africa by way of the Salesian Sisters.
They're a bit wrinkly (the dresses, not the sisters) because they've been in a suitcase for a while. In Ziploc bags.
I love this one.
Perfect little sundresses for needy little girls in a faraway land.
I love the simplicity, practicality, and adorability of this gift.
If you'd like to make one, simply Google "pillowcase dress" and several links pop up. This would be an easy beginner project for mom/aunt/grandma and daughter/niece/granddaughter. Or any mix of the two.
Imagine what could be done with a fitted sheet. Those stretchy, can't-fold-the-darn-thing corners ought to be good for something.