Thursday, 25 August 2011

Anything will do!!!!!

I received a lovely little parcel today from one of my best Yorkshire buddies!
She sent me a holiday pareo ( fabric length you wrap round your bikini as a cover up).
It was beautifully soft fabric in hot vibrant colours - just perfect for a couple of little frocks.
She also sent some light curtain fabric- in muted blues/beige/pinks.



I just had to get going straight away.
I added some of the duvet fabric that I had dyed flamingo pink - for pockets and bias binding. It is perfect for those jobs as it is nice and soft. It just takes a while to cut yards of 2" bias strips - but what else would I do on a showery afternoon!!!

So here you are J. Many thanks for your parcel. I am sure you will have made 5 little girls very happy, somewhere in the world.

So - as my title says.... anything will do.
To date we have recycled...
  • pillow cases
  • curtains
  • skirts
  • laundry bags
  • shirts
  • sheets
  • duvets
  • fabric oddments
What else can you challenge us with?
We are happy to transform anything suitable into a little frock for the "Dress a girl around the world" scheme.
(Check out Louise's blog - Sew Scrumptious - if you want to know more)




6 comments:

Annie said...

Those look really fab Jo. I'm sure J will be thrilled to know how quickly you have transformed it all.
Hugs,
A x

SueH said...

When I read you ‘Anything will do’ title I read it as ‘Any dream will do’. Pretty apt really as it is a song from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat and the little dress you’ve made is exactly that.

You girls are doing an amazing job…..well done!

Sue
X
Can’t stop singing the flipping song now.

Lynne said...

Wow! I will have to have a look and see if I can find anything... this is amazing. All the dresses you have made will make some little girls some where very happy. Lynne x

Nikki-ann said...

Great work! Very creative :)

Elizabeth said...

Hi, because it's way past WOYWW I thought I'd follow up on your more recent posts and so glad I did. I'd never heard of a pareo ... it's years, decades, nay, eons since I wore a bikini! The brightly patterned fabric is perfect for the little dresses ... children usually love bright colours. Elizabeth x #60

mckinkle said...

Wow Jo you really can transform any piece of material into a gorgeous little dress! You two are amazing!

Well done on your lovely blog award also!

Keryn x