Following the simple steps below, any size new or gently used pillow case can be quickly turned into a prized possession for a grateful little girl in Africa. Pillow case patterns are only a suggestion, so feel free to use your own simple pattern and material if you’d rather!
Print downloadable instructions as shown below can be printed from this link: LDFA dress instructions Teresa 2012
Don’t be concerned about exact measurements. All sizes are welcome and variations are fine. Add pockets or lace if you want to be creative, but all styles and patterns will be appreciated by the little girls.
We size them by length from the shoulder to the hem. Small = 2, 3, and 4 (16-22 inches long)Medium = 5, 6, and 7 (24-28 inches long)Large = 8,9, and 10 (30-34 inches long)X-Large - size 11 and above (anything over 35 inches long)
No need to size boys shorts. Any size is welcome. Elastic or drawstring waist works well for boys shorts. Any pattern or material is acceptable.
- The finished product is a beautiful delight to the kids!
- JJ helps a little friends into his new “britches” for boys
Be sure to size your dresses before sending! Please! Be sure to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you’d like to be notified that your dresses are received! Thank you so much for your help! Feel free to use your own simple pattern. Tax deductible donations for shipping costs are also accepted through this site. Thanks so much for your help!
Dresses can be sent to:
Little Dresses for Africa
24614 Curtis Drive
Brownstown, MI 48134
Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope if you’d like to be notified when they are received.