Wanted: More Little Dresses for Africa

June 9, 2015 | Janie

FOR THOSE WHO LOVE TO SEW

For those who love to sew

The next Our Response trip team will leave for Kivuruga, Rwanda, in November and they would love to take with them a few suitcases full of “Little Dresses for Africa.” The dresses are cute and fun to make. You can read all about this wonderful ministry at littledressesforafrica.org.

Any simple dress that you’d like to make (one without zippers or buttons) will do, but for a pattern that’s quick and easy, it’s hard to beat the free download at nancysnotions.com.

East Central women were incredibly generous several years ago. Let’s do it again! Although bold patterns and bright colors are always fun for kids, you can use whatever fabric you have on hand. So oil up those machines and let’s plan to bless some Kivurugan girls this summer.

If you have questions, please contact Ellen at petunia1@wildblue.net, or call (320) 629-6800. Please turn your dresses in by November 1. Those living in the Rock Creek/Rush City/Pine City area can bring their dresses to Pine City Evangelical Free Church. Those living in or near Cambridge can bring dresses to the Cambridge First Baptist Church office. It would be so helpful if you could pin a slip of paper to each dress to indicate size. Thank you!

  • Steve Fredlund

    Thanks for posting this Janie; as you witnessed first hand, these dresses bring such joy and meet such a practical need in Kivuruga. We would love to pack a bunch of them and give them away on your behalf. Thanks you East Central Minnesota!