Sunday, June 11, 2017

Update on Little Dresses for Africa Sew Along!


    Hi everyone! I hope you are gearing up and getting ready for our Little Dresses for Africa Sew Along!. You can find all the details for  this years sew along HERE! 
  I am running a little behind this year but just completed my first Dress for this year!
  I just adore this fabric and try to use some each year. This year I have it in gray and some in Navy. I love the green bias tape ties with the gray! 



 This year we have some amazing prizes being offered by our very generous sponsors Aurifil and Fat Quarter Shop! and I wanted to share a photo of the prizes!
 Aurifil sent two fantastic prizes! First a large 12 spool box of 40 weight Designer collection of "Sand Dune" by Kathy Engle! 

Aren't those colors just gorgeous?? I love Aurifil's 40 wt for both machine piecing and free motion quilting! 
 And Aurifil also sent a a 50 wt 10 small spool collection of "It's A Girl" !
These colors are fantastic! Their 50wt is my favorite machine and hand piecing thread! 
Thank you so much Aurifil for your generous donation!

  We also have 2 Gift Certificates available! Woot! Woot!
First the Fat Quarter Shop is offering a $50.00 Gift Certificate to be used in their fabulous online shop! 

Woohoo! Shopping spree! Thank you Fat Quarter shop for your generousity! 

And I am also offering a $25.00 Gift Certificate to my ETSY shop Featherweight Quilt Company

If you have ever wanted to learn English Paper Piecing this would definitely get you started on that journey! 

 So just to recap - you will have 4 chances to win one of the prizes just by linking up one or more of your home made little dress or boy short. Here are a few of the details regarding the linky party and sew along!

 Below are the patterns for :
1. Pillowcase Dresses from yardage- Please make sure fabric is good quality and not see through. This is the pattern I use. I also pre-washed my fabrics. These dresses have to last and hold up to alot of wearing and washing.Please make sure that all inside raw edges are finished. You can also do a French Seam and enclose raw edges.

2.. Pillow case Dresses from Pillow cases.
4. Boy Shorts - made from T Shirts ( or any drawstring type of shorts will work) 
      Will you sew along with me?  You can make one or ten or more! Any help is greatly appreciated!!
 The link up party will run right here on this blog July 1st through July 3rd, 2017. The winners will be announced on or after July 4th, 2017!! So gather your friends and fabrics and have a great time stitching! Please note to be eligible for the drawings your entries must be made between July 1st 2017 and July 3rd 2017. All dresses and items must be mailed directly to Featherweight Quilt Company at P.O. Box 1715 Chatsworth Georgia 30705 and should be received by July 4th. BE SURE TO PHOTOGRAPH YOUR DRESSES ETC BEFORE MAILING THEM SO THAT YOU WILL HAVE A PHOTO TO LINK UP!  ALL PRIZES WILL BE MAILED/EMAILED ONCE YOUR ITEMS ARE RECEIVED!!!! ALL ITEMS WILL EITHER BE SENT WITH A LOCAL MISSIONARY GROUP OR I WILL MAIL THEM DIRECTLY TO LDFA.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.! PLEASE SHARE ON FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, PINTEREST TWITTER AND WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY! 

HAPPY STICTHING YA'LL!
THANK YOU FOR HELPING A CHILD IN NEED!
XO JAN

4 comments :

  1. Where oh where did you find that fabulous fabric?? Love it!! Your initiative is such a fabulous one, Jan.

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    1. I love this print too! The fabric was from Fashionable Fabrics !http://www.fashionablefabrics.com/

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  2. Jan, I think I was confused. The dresses need to arrive to you by Tuesday the 4th? Thank you!

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