Feb 10, 2012

Weekend Link Up Party

We all love to see what are friends are making from vintage sheets. Twice a month we have the opportunity to share our latest creations on the Vintage Sheet Blog Weekend Link Up Party. And, we always have a fun prize.

Dress handmade by Barb Marvel
This week, instead of having a traditional sponsor, we have a service opportunity. The Vintage Sheet Blog is a very talented and creative community. We have an opportunity to use our skills to help impoverished girls around the world. We can sew pillowcase dresses for Dress a Girl Around the World.
Girls in Sierra Leone modeling their new dresses
Dress a Girl Around the World is part of Hope 4 Kids International. They distribute handmade dresses to girls who may not otherwise have a dress. I helped organize a sewing event at my church in 2010 where we completed over 50 dresses for Dress a Girl. It was a lot of fun and a great project for beginning sewers.
Girls in Haiti get dresses
This is a long-term project. I created a Pillowcase Dress Page on the Vintage Sheet Blog where we can share our dresses as we make them. The page also includes information on making and mailing the dresses. I hope that you will help this great cause. Who knows, your creation might be worn by a girl in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the islands, or the U.S.

The Prize

Now, back to our weekend link up. Our prize this week is a pillowcase dress kit from me.

It includes a green embroidered pillowcase, 2 7" pieces of elastic, and 2 pieces of 32" pink bias tape. Add some thread and about an hour of your time and you can make a dress for a needy girl. :)

Enter to win:
  • Like Dress a Girl Around the World on Facebook (1 entry)
  • Tweet a link to our link up party (1 entry)
  • Make a $10 donation to Dress a Girl by texting DRESS to 52000. $10 will be charged to your phone (2 entries)
Join our link party.

Add a link to a project that you have made from vintage sheets that you haven't included in a previous weekend link party. (1 entry per project)

All entries must be in before Sunday night at 10 p.m. Pacific Time. Good luck!