Sunday, October 2, 2011

Dress To Bless

I'm really excited to share this with you all!! Dress to Bless Ministries is the creation and hard work of Katy Roberts- someone who grew up in my home town of Carthage, TX. She has dedicated a lot of time and talent to create this non profit organization committed to helping the hungry by providing physical and spiritual nourishment through a partnership with Samaritan's Purse. Every dress sold provides a child with ONE month of nourishing food! Katy even has it set up so that you can buy a dress, send the money to Samaritan's Purse, AND have the dress donated to a needy child locally OR in Africa. Double Blessings :).

Dress to Bless began just this past May, and in less than 6 months they have raised $1300 for Samaritan's Purse. 
Because ALL profits are given to Samaritan's Purse, Dress to Bless relies heavily on fabric and dress donations.
Of course I think this is a FANTASTIC IDEA. So I made a few dresses (I'm REALLY enjoying the few hours a week alone while Eden is in school).
Cupcake Pillowcase Dress- 12-18 months

Red Ruffle A-Line Dress (2T- a shorter dress, almost tunic length)
The ruffle insert on this dress was a delightful adaptation for any a-line dress. It really jazzes it up. I would love to do this with fancier fabrics for holidays. The tutorial can be found here. 

 Plaid A-Line with Ruffled Sleeves (3T)

These are listed on the Dress to Bless Ministries website. If you would like any of the dresses shown on her site, please email her at  and specify the name of the dress (listed above each picture).

I would encourage any sewers to use your skills for this great cause. Pillowcase dress patterns are all over the internet and are free. The smaller dresses can usually be made from scraps you already have on hand. All three dresses were made using patterns from The Lily Bird Studio on Etsy.  They were very easy to follow patterns that allow resale of the finished products on a small scale.


  1. Thank you for leaving the link to your blog in your feedback.
    I loved how your dresses turned out!

    Have a nice day!

  2. I saw the red a-line dress in Cecilia's flickr group & came here. Gorgeous dresses, you did a great job!