Monday, July 25, 2011

Project First Day

It's DONE! The school dress for a little girl (size 6), who lives in Joplin, Missouri, will get the dress I made! I'm grateful to Susan Stewart who started this awesome national community service project! Explained on many blogs, I happened across the event while cruising the net one day. I found the address to mail it to, here. Yes! The dress will be put in the mail today! Thrilled to make the August 1st deadline!

Last week, I started having a panic attack. I didn't realize the deadline to get it to Susan was coming up so quickly, I didn't think I had a pattern. My sister asked, "Are you sure?" so I went through EVERYTHING and found Simplicity 5284!!!

Must have bought it a few years ago because of the backpack (the only part of the pattern that had been used), but I can't, for the life of me, remember who I made it for! Another senior moment!

Anyhoo... the fabric was in the "closet" and I finally found the stash of embroidery floss (I shouted for joy when discovered exactly where I left it a year ago! You may have heard me!!!) and began working on the little dress. Thank goodness it was an easy pattern, since I've not made a little one's dress in about 35 years! I love making yo-yo's so added a couple to the pocket flaps. The hand embroidery around the neckline is a simple chain stitch to add a touch more pink (of course!). While watching commercials lately for back-to-school clothes, I've seen several wearing jumpers. I guess it all works out!

While Bud was in Dallas, Mother quickly shopped Joann's for a couple more patterns and sent back, via Bud. I hope to get these made up soon (but not for the 1st day of school) and send to a friend of my sister's, who lost everything in the Joplin's tornado.

This project made my day/week/year!!!


  1. I love the dress you created and love your generosity of spirit. What a blessing you are to the little girl that will receive it. I am sure she has had her life changed beyond probably our imagination.

  2. Thank you, Diane! While creating it, I kept praying for the little girl who will receive this dress. Bless her heart! You are totally correct.



  3. Hi there. I found your blog, I must admit, I've been such a horrible blogger lately, I've been concentrating mostly on creating jewelry and trying to stay cool in this relentless heat!!

    Hope your son's visit was a good one!!!

    talk soon!!



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