Little Dresses for Africa is an organization that is near and dear to my heart. As I read the email for this project, I got all teary eyed. I knew this was a service project I would be all over. Growing up a true girly girl, my Mama loved dressing me and my sister in frilly dresses with patent leather mary janes, ruffle socks and grosgrain ribbon in our hair. Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of working along side my sorority sisters to make dresses for this worthy cause. Every little girl deserves to feel cute and special in a new dress. This project was sew easy, get it sew easy. We took a simple pillow case, cut off the top, folded down any ragged edges and then adorned with ribbon or other embellishments. Take a peek…
The finished dresses will be shipped to 31 countries in Africa. A blessing to be a blessing to these little girls. If you would like to know more, click here.
Making these dresses from all kinds of patterned pillow cases and ribbons, reminded me of easy summer dressing with a very popular trend – boho chic. Of course it is hot in Africa, but it gets pretty warm here in the South and you need easy, breezy styles to stay cool. The boho chic look is the perfect little dress for summer. I handpicked some of my faves.
I have had the pleasure of participating in many service projects as an Alpha Kappa Alpha woman, but this was by far my most favorite. I hope you will check out this organization.
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