These happy little girls in Malawi are showing off their new frocks. Each one was made, using a simple pattern, from a pillowcase! They were sewn by people in UK and Ireland taking part in the Dress A Girl Around The World project. Owning a new dress - the only one they may own - shows kids living in poverty in the developing world that they are special.
Dress A Girl Around The World is based in USA, but if you're in UK you can take part via the charity's UK International Partner, Louise Horler of Sew Scrumptious. In the first six months alone, Louise received and sent on over 1500 dresses made by British and Irish crafters! Some of them went to these little cuties in Goa, India.
Don't worry, the boys haven't been forgotten - you can also sew pairs of shorts for them! All details and patterns can be found on the Pillowcase Dresses section of Sew Scrumptious blog.
All images in this post are reproduced from the Sew Scumptious blog, by kind permission of Louise Horler.
* SONG OF THE DAY: Dolly Parton - Send Me The Pillow You Dream On *