Little Dresses for Africa

Alice Whitaker has organized a group sewing session at Always in Stitches to make “Little Dresses for Africa,” a non-profit organization started in 2008 by Rachel O’Neill after a trip to Africa where she saw the need for young girls to have something as simple as a dress to provide dignity, and the ability to attend school.  While dresses are shipped to Africa on a weekly basis, there are also sent out with many on mission trips all over the world.

The easy to make dress is a very tangible way to help change a young girl’s life allowing her to go to school, and have pride in the way she looks.  When you think that this may be the first real dress, especially a new dress, she will receive, it’s easy to want to make as many as possible!


All sewing sessions are 10:30am-1:30pm at Always in Stitches:

  • Friday, March 23
  • Wednesday, April 25
  • Friday, May 11
  • Wednesday, May 23
  • Friday, June 22
  • Wednesday, June 27


Bring cotton fabric appropriate for a young girls (not too sheer for their modesty), 1/4″ or 3/8″ elastic, double fold bias tape, and colors

Bring sewing machine and basic sewing supplies and a happy heart ready to make a difference in the world!


For more info, contact Alice Whitaker at 757-903-5198,, or on facebook.



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