In September of 2012, Bethel began sewing little pillowcase dresses for the organization, Little Dresses for Africa. To date, we have sent over 400 dresses to children in diverse places all over the world from Pine Ridge, South Dakota, to Uganda and places in-between. What do the children in these places have in common? The same as children everywhere: the need to experience modesty, pride of ownership, and the joy of knowing that someone cares.
This link is for a sewing handbook produced by another organization that sends pillowcase dresses throughout the world. Their motto is, "Imagine a world where every girl owned at least one dress."Shorts Patterns (link coming soon)
Little girls are not the only ones who benefit from having clothes that are sturdy, attractive, and allow modesty and school attendance. Follow this link to find two patterns for boys' shorts developed by Bethel member, Patty Lambarth. One of the pattern uses a t-shirt; the other can be made from any material, including a pillowcase.