Saturday, 14 June 2014

Le Challenge - June - Charity

 This months Le Challenge was called Charity and many things sprung to mind and then I would put them to one side.  In the end I decided to complete one of the dresses for the group charity project that I am doing with my Textiles Group at school.
The charity it called Dress a Girl Around the World and one of the blogs to view about it is HERE
There are instructions and measurements, a series of labels which can be printed of on to printable fabric and where to send your dresses after you have made them.
I picked a lovely floral pink 100% cotton fabric and each pair of students decided how to carefully decorate the pocket.  See below.  We then added a label to each pocket before attaching the pocket to the dress.
My students are 12/13 years old and for most it is the first time that they have made any kind of garment, so I hope they are alright and we are checking them as much as possible.
Sorry this is a bit blurred but the label is quite small.
This coming Monday is going to be our last session on these dresses and I have brought them home to do bit of quality control and to sort out a couple of problems we encountered last week,  nothing drastic but you know what is is like when you are learning.
So that is my contribution to this months challenge, I have finished my dress so that the club members can see what theirs will look like as the straps/binding is the last piece to go on and then we shall check and remove any stray threads.
So here is the link to the main Charity site, you might like to take part as well.
Dress a Girl Around the World.
xx


9 comments:

Emma Jones said...

What a great thing for a school to be doing!

Heidi said...

Thank you for the link! What a great idea to get the kids involved :-)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

A very pretty dress and what a great thing to be teaching! Thanks for linking up and good luck with that last session :)

Helenjean said...

tremendous on so many different levels, needle skills, thinking of others etc. well done to all your pupils

Mara said...

That is a wonderful way to teach a class and sounds so fun.

Nat at Made in Home said...

What a beautiful charity, and a great item. Tahnks for sharing on le challenge.

Nat at Made in Home said...

What a beautiful charity, and a great item. Tahnks for sharing on le challenge.

Mina said...

What a wonderful project for your group to support

Vera said...

That is lovely. Well done.

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