04 Nov

IWCE – VISION 15 LITTLE DRESSES FOR AFRICA DRESS DRIVE

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I am so happy to announce a special event in partnership with Little Dresses For Africa to be held at the IWCE -Vision15  Expo in Las Vegas January 20-22.

We are reaching out to attendees and members of the soft furnishings community to participate in this worthwhile dress drive by sewing little dresses or donating fabric and bias tape  for orphans and children in need in Africa.  Learn more about the charity in this short video clip or by visiting their website at  www.littledressesforafrica.com

 

The instruction sheet for a simple pillow case dress is available for download on the LDFA site HERE

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This dress style is easy to construct, adjustable and grows with the child.  Both small medium and large girls sizes are needed as well as teen sizes.  You can use standard and king pillow cases or make up your own from excess fabric.  Embellish them any way you like and create a dress that a lucky little girl will love.

This short instructional video for making a pillow case dress is by Annie Selke.

Bring your finished dresses and any supplies you’d like to donate with you to the IWCE-Vision Expo in Las Vegas.

We will have a very special  display wall dedicated to the event where you can write a note to the recipient of each dress and then hang your dresses up to be displayed on the show floor.  Make as many as you can – there can never be too many of these important dresses and we want to show off our industries sewing skills.

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The Construction Zone will also be holding a  SEW-A-THON each day of the Expo at 4:30 pm where volunteers can sew little dresses to add the total to be donated.  Our goal is to sew as many dresses as possible during the show, so if you can’t sew any dresses before the Expo you can volunteer at the Construction Zone to sew some on sight.  They will be using your donated fabrics and bias tape on these dresses sewn at the show.

Thank you to the Studio of Drapery & Fabrication Arts for helping us organize this fun and inspiring event.

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If you are not going to make it to Las Vegas in January you can ship your dresses to us here and we will display them for you.  Please ship to arrive no later than January 5, 2015 to:

Little Dresses For Africa   –  2301 Norway Maple St   –   Las Vegas, NV   89117

After the show we will ship all of the finished dresses and donated supplies to the Little Dresses For Africa home base.

If you participate please download this button and display it on your website, blog and Facebook page.  Also please share this post with your sewing friends, groups, and associations so we can get the word out about this event with plenty of time for everyone to start sewing.

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 Thanks for sewing your Little Dresses and I will see you all in Vegas!

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 This event is proudly sponsored by Helser Brothers Inc.

 

 

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