124 pillowcase dresses on the way to the Philippines!

MAR 22, 2014

GreenhouseHeaderOur pillowcase dress sew-in and collection drive for a new orphanage in the Philippines was a huge success! With donations rolling in from afar and 47 dresses completed at February's sew-in right here in the Greenhouse, our classroom and community space, we filled two giant boxes with 124 beautifully handmade dresses to send to our friends in charge of building this new orphanage! Dress_doantions_collagePcdress_collageCarmen Baugh, the organizer of our drive and sew-in, created this excellent tutorial & template to create these dresses if you'd like to make some for any special little girls in your life or an organization close to your heart.


Thank you, Carmen!

Thank you so very much to everyone who contributed to this amazing effort! And a very special thank you to Carmen for organizing, and for those of you who took time to sew and send even more dresses on your own outside of our sew-in. We have never seen so many precious dresses in one place, and we are so happy to know that some little girls in the Philippines will have bright, beautiful, and lovingly-sewn dresses to wear.

With so much gratitude for the generosity of our community,





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  • Perhaps next time you are organising one of these drives in-house you could make it more possible for those of us at long distance to contribute. The printing delay plus shipping delay both ways even before the eventual trip to the final destination makes it rather impractical for anyone not in the USA to sew something themselves. However, I could have donated fabric (a yard per dress?) to be delivered direct from the Spoonflower printers to Spoonflower’s own greenhouse (that *is* a valid address by now, right?) for someone else to do the stitching, if you managed to host one of your sewing workshop events and had spare people coming along who just needed material to work on.

  • nashbabe carolinagirl

    GREAT news; thank you for letting us know about the final count! We have a pillowcase dress sew-in planned for May! Hope a oot of people use the excellent patterns and step by step instructions you provided to bless lots of little girls! 🙂