Wednesday, 22 June 2016

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For $10.00 check out Dress A Girl Australia's Dress Sponsorship Program and sponsor! 
All dresses and pairs of shorts for the boys in my Dress Sponsorship Program have been sewn by me as my way of making a difference in this world. 
Sewing....one dress....for one kid at a time!

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Donation #8 - Project School Starter Distribution - T-shirts, Boys' Shorts and a Dress from Monika - 22-Jun-2016

Today I received a parcel of 20 t-shirts, 13 pairs of boys shorts and a dress from Monika Osvald. All these items including the t-shirts were sewn by her. I will be matching several of the t-shirts with pairs of shorts and include them in Distribution #102 my project for School Starter Distributions for disadvantaged boys.
Thank you so much to Monika for sewing all the t-shirts which helps a great deal in lowering the cost of clothing items to distribute especially for the boys, and the pairs of shorts and the dress. Thank you. Much appreciated.

Getting ready for 2 parcels to be sent off in July

Got 2 boxes from Bunnings last week and starting to pack parcels for Dress Distributions #102 and #104. These parcels will be sent off in July 2016 as scheduled.
Just a friendly reminder once again all dresses for Distribution (#102) must be received on or before the 15th of July 2016 which is about 3-1/2 weeks from now. Dresses for this collection must be between the sizes of 8 to 10 only. Parcels sometimes take a week to be delivered these days so if you are posting on the 15th of July, please send me a message at dressagirlaustralia@gmail.com and also for details of postal address. For more details on this active project collection and guidelines on dresses, please click on the link below -Thank you.  

Monday, 20 June 2016

5 Skirts for PNG Mini Collection

These 5 skirts from Kaylee Healy have been added to my PNG Mini Collection. These will be paired off with the 4 t-shirts previously donated and an additional t-shirt today by my sister.
1) 5 skirts from Haylee Kealy -
2) One t-shirt from my sister Joan Wolf -
Thank you to Kaylee and Joan for their donations. Much appreciated.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Donation #7 - Project School Starter Distribution - 8 dresses for week ending 17-Jun-2016

For the week ending 17-Jun-2016, I received a parcel of 6 dresses from Lois French. Also, I sew 2 dresses to add up to this collection bringing my total for this project to 33 dresses and 1 boys' set. More dresses/boys set that I have sewn last week will be added to this collection as soon as I have taken pictures of them.
1) 6 dresses from Lois French -
2) 2 dresses sewn and donated by Dress A Girl Australia
Thank you to Lois French for the 6 more dresses she has sewn and donated. Much appreciated.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Friendly Reminder for Active Project Dress Distribution #102

Just a friendly reminder that dresses for this distribution (#102) must be between the sizes of 8 to 10 only. All dresses must be received on or before July 15, 2016. Parcels sometimes take a week to be delivered these days so if you are posting on the 15th of July, please send me a message. For more details on this active project collection and guidelines on dresses, please click on the link below -Thank you.  

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Feedback Dress Distribution #101 from Kijji Mission Kenya

Today I received from Jennifer Hughes-Bystrom of Kijji Mission, Kenya pictures of the distribution of dresses to the kids of the mission.


Please see below an email from Jennifer that came with the pictures - Sent: Sunday, 12 June 2016 2:58 AM
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Hi Gigi,
Our girls got the dresses yesterday. It also happened to be one of the girls birthdays. What a wonderful afternoon of giggles, singing and dancing around the classroom they all had. I was also able to bring some left over soccer uniforms from Matthew Flinders Anglican College on the Sunshine Coast for the boys. They were also delighted with their smart new clothes. Please thank all the ladies involved in your wonderful project. You all bring such unimaginable joy to our precious children here in Kenya.
Warmest  blessings,
Jennifer Hughes-Bystrom
http://www.springsofhopefoundation.org/FACEBOOK
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To see larger and individual images of the above including the email, please click here. My heartfelt thank you to Jennifer for giving me a change to make a difference to these kids and for sharing these beautiful pictures and also thank you to the donors who made this distribution possible. Much appreciated.

Donation #6 - Project School Starter Distribution - A parcel of 6 dresses for week ending 12-Jun-2016

For the week ending 12th of June, I received a parcel of 6 dresses from Anne McGinnes. These 6 dresses brings my collection total to 25 dresses and a t-shirt/shorts set for a boy.
Thank you to Anne for donating to this project.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Important Info for donating dresses

For those who are donating dresses, can you please put your dresses in a plastic bag before putting it inside a satchel to avoid getting wet if it rains. Sometimes the parcels are just dropped off inside the gate and if I dont see them at the end of the day , the dresses might get wet if it rains, Hope you all understand my predicament if the dresses get wet. Thank you,

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Uganda Parcels Sent

Today, I finally had the chance to go to the postoffice to send the two parcels of dresses and quilts to Uganda. 
These parcels should reached Uganda in 12 weeks. Thank you to those who donated the dresses and the quilts and most especially the donors who sponsored dresses from my Dress Sponsorship Program. Without their sponsorships, these parcels wouldnt have been possible. Thank you. Much appreciated.

If you want to help make a difference, why not sponsor a  dress and help raise funds for postage and distribution costs. All you have to do is click on the link below -

Monday, 30 May 2016

New Mini Collection - Dress Distribution #104 for PNG Orphans

I am starting a mini special collection for these six girls from Papua New Guinea. Thought this time I will provide them with long skirts and matching t-shirts to wear as tops. This way I am sure that the complete attire of t-shirt tops and skirt will be long and cover their knees and can last them for a while as they seem to grow so quickly. 

The t-shirts were donated by my sister Joan and the 2 skirts were fabrics donated by the Millhouse Collections. I still have four more t-shirts to match with skirts I am hoping that I will be able to sew when I have the time.  I will also include 30pcs of exercise books and few pencils and pens for their school supplies from my 2016 Education without Borders small collection to help a little with their education.
 If there is anyone who would like to donate a skirt, please send me a message at dressagirlaustralia@gmail.com. The skirt is simply made of 100% cotton fabric with elastic on the waist. I am sure these girls will treasure them.

** Update on 4 skirts : these has been taken. You can still help by donating a pair of school socks for these 6 girls. ****

Thank you.

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Donation #5 - Project School Starter Distribution - 2 parcels week ending 28-May-2016

For this week, I received two parcels with 6 dresses each from Prue Wilkinson and Lois French. These 12 dresses will be added to Dress Distribution #102 for Project School starter distribution.
1) From Prue Wilkinson -
2) From Lois French -
Thank you to Prue and Lois for supporting my campaign to provide dresses to disadvantaged kids. Much appreciated.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Donation #4 - Project School Starter Distribution - from Joan Kelly

This is donation #4 for the Project School Starter Distribution. A set of 6 dresses from Joan Kelly.
Below is a picture sent in by Joan with her granddaughter Annabelle who sewed one of the dresses.
Thank you to Joan and Annabelle for their donations.

Friday, 13 May 2016

New project open : Dress Distribution #102 - School Starter Distribution - 06/2016

Today I am opening a new project for Dress Distribution #102 - School Starter Distribution schedule for distribution in July 2016. 

Since this collection is for school-aged children, all dress sizes should be between the age of 8 to 10 (Size 8 to 10). If you are donating clothes for boys, sizes of t-shirts and/or pairs of shorts should also be between size 8 to 10.

There will be a maximum number of dresses that can be donated to this distribution due to a limit in the funds that will be used to pay for the cost of distribution.

For individuals, a maximum number of 6 dresses will be allowed.
For groups, a maximum number of 20 dresses will be allowed.

If you want to donate more than what is allowed, a donation of a gold coin ($2.00) per dress is needed to help pay for the cost of distributions as the parcel becomes more heavy.

Make sure that the dress guidelines are met and no flimsy materials are used. If you are using ribbons, do not use ribbons that are meant for gift-wrapping. I do not do repairs so please make sure you follow the guidelines.

Cut-off date for donations is Friday, 15th of July 2016.

If you are donating, please send an email to dressagirlaustralia@gmail.com for postal address. 

Thank you.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Dress Distribution #103 - 06/2016 - Project Uganda

This is my third dress distribution for the year. This parcel will be going to Mbale Uganda and hope to dress 25 less fortunate kids in this world.

Here is the parcel that contains 25 dresses -
and here are the contents of the parcel -
made possible by the following sponsors -
1) Megan Jones
2) Monika Osvald
3) Ana Carvalho
4) Marlene Van Zetten
5) Lyn Granger
6) Dress A Girl Australia

For larger and individual images of the 25 dresses on this collection, please click here

My heartfelt thanks to those who sponsored these dresses and help raised funds to pay for two dress distributions and an extra parcel for a quilt distribution. Thank you all for your kindness and generosity. It is much appreciated.

If you want to help make a difference to the lives of a few less fortunate kids anywhere in the world where financially possible, why not sponsor a dress. It will help me a little to sustain this worthwhile cause. All you have to do is click on the link below -

Quilt Distribution #1 - Project Uganda - 06/2016

With a few extra dollars left from funds raised from Dress Sponsorships, I am able to send six quilts to Mbale Uganda in addition to the 25 dresses. These 6 quilts are from previous years' donations.
Here is the parcel -
and here are the contents of the parcel -
made possible by the following donors and a couple of quilts whose donors I cannot identify as they have been sent without any notes at all -
1) Kathy Pfeiffer
2) Margaret Cheers
3) Shirley Bell
4) Annette Norley
5) Unidentified Donors

For larger and individual images of the six quilts on this collection, please click here

Thank you to the donors of the six quilts and my heartfelt thanks to those who sponsored dresses and help raised funds to allow me to distribute these quilts. Thank you all for your kindness and generosity. It is much appreciated.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Share the gift of a Dress this Mother's Day

Honor a "mum" in your life this Mother's Day, the 8th of May by sharing the gift of a dress with a child in need. Sponsor a dress! And when you do I can send a personalized Card letting her know how much the dress you shared on her special day can make a big difference to the life of a child in need. To sponsor all you have to do is click on the link below -

Still no parcel pickups at postbox

As I have repeated several times before, no one should be sending me parcels especially at this time where I have no spare time to go to the postoffice to collect and no active collection project for distribution. There will still be no collections at the postbox (as in previous months). Thank you.

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Sponsored Dress and Donation to Project : Brimming with Love Australia for the week ending 22-Apr-2016

For the last week ending the 22nd of April, it was a slow and quiet week. I received only one dress sponsorship from Lyn Granger and a donation to the project "Brimming with Love" Australia. These tie hats will be donated to the Liverpool Cancer Therapy Wellness Centre here in Sydney to share with patients undergoing chemo treatments. 
1) Sponsored Dress by Lyn Granger  for Project : Postage Fund -
2) Ten tie hats donated by Karen Neilsen for Project : Brimming with Love Australia -
Thank you so much to Lyn and Karen for supporting my active projects. Your support is much appreciated. Thank you.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Sponsored Dresses and School Supplies for the week 14-Apr-2016

For this week, I received sponsorships for five(5) dresses for postage fund. Also I finally was able to purchase school supplies from Monika Osvald's sponsorship of 4 dresses for School Supplies and Accessories. I had a small sale from ebay of unwanted candle supplies and the proceeds I used to purchase 12 undies for my Dress Sponsorship Program -
1) Dress Sponsorships from Marlene van Zetten for Project Postage Fund -
 2) 208 ballpens and 79 exercise books purchased from Monika Osvald's sponsorship of 4 dresses for Project School Supplies and Accessories -
 3) Twelve undies from a small sale I made in ebay from unwanted candle supplies for my Dress Sponsorship Program -
Thank you so much to Marlene and Monika for supporting my Dress Sponsorship Program. Much appreciated,

Tie Hats Friendly Reminder

Just a friendly reminder to those who are sewing for the Project : Brimming with Love Australia. Please send the tie hats on or before the 30th of April 2016. Send me a message at email address dressagirlaustralia@gmail.com for postal details. Thank you.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

More from the boys

These boys queued up thinking that they would also receive some clothes but there was none for the boys in this particular distribution instead what was shared with them were the rubber bands or elastics that I used when rolling the dresses up. There were 150+ dresses so that was 150+ rubber bands or elastics to share with one another. 


To check out more pictures,  larger and individual pictures click here. They looked happy with what they got. Well at least they got something to play with after the distribution. Maybe next time boys!

More pictures from the Easter Distribution - Mar 2016

I have added 25 more pictures taken from the Easter distribution (Dress Distribution #100) to the album Feedback from Dress Distribution #100 made last month .

To see individual and larger versions, please click here.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Sponsored Dresses for this week 8-Apr-2016

This week I received two sponsorships. A dress from Ana Carvalho and a Boys set from Lyn Granger.
Thank you supporting my Dress Sponsorship Programs. Much appreciated. If anyone would like to sponsor a dress, all you have to do is click on the link below -

Monday, 4 April 2016

Feedback from the Easter Distribution(Dress Distribution #100)

Happy to share a few pictures taken from the Easter Distribution last month done in the barrio of Balulang, CDO Phils.

To see larger versions and more pictures from the distribution, please click here.

Thank you to everyone who made this distribution possible. Much appreciated.

Project : Brimming with Love Australia Quick Access

For quick access, here is the link to the Milly's Tie hat pattern for the Brimming with Love Australia project -
https://drive.google.com/…/0B4CUWZtpt_AHaXNKQU9UNjJyZ…/view…
and a link to samples of the hats made by my sister -
https://picasaweb.google.com/…/2T0oAwLYiKlf_fge8_-CPk_yIszQ…
Due Date - Saturday, 30th of April 2016
Please send me a message at dressagirlaustralia@gmail.com for postal details.
Thank you.
Note: Pattern is to be used only for this purpose and project. Not to be used for commercial purposes. Thank you.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Four Sponsored dresses for School Supplies

I made these 4 dresses today and sponsored by Monika Osvald for my School Supplies and Accessories project. Proceeds from the sponsorship will be used to purchase school supplies for my Education without Borders 2016. These supplies are planned for distribution in June.
Thank you so much to Monika for supporting my Dress Sponsorship Program which enables me to continue and sustain making a difference to the lives of the less fortunate children.Much appreciated.

Monday, 21 March 2016

Do something big and spectacular today!

"Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself"
                             ~Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
There is a reason we do volunteer work or bring flowers to a friend in the hospital. It makes us happy. Being kind and considerate to others actually benefits us more than the people we are helping. Is there something you can do to delight another person today? It does not have to be big or spectacular. Sponsoring a dress may not be spectacular for us who gives but big and means a lot to a less fortunate kid. All you have to do is click on the link below -

Thursday, 17 March 2016

3 Sponsored and 1 added to my Dress Sponsorship Program

Not wanting to waste my time where I was motivated to sew, I made 4 dresses this morning.
Three of the dresses I personally sponsored so I can buy school supplies for a parcel I am sending in June and one dress has been added to my Dress Sponsorship Program to help raise funds for postage and cost of distributing dresses. 
These are the 3 dresses that I sponsored which I am allocating to Project Uganda(Dress Distribution #103 - 06/2016) for sponsored dresses only-
and this is the dress that I added to my Dress Sponsorship Program -
Help make a difference...help these kids stay at school by sponsoring a dress. All you have to do is click on the image above or click on the link below for more selections. Thank you.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Fund Raising through Soy Candle Jar Lamps

If you want to help make a difference to disadvantaged kids, help Dress A Girl Australia raise funds for postage and cost of distributing dresses to disadvantaged locations. The soy candle lamp weighs 142 gms(5oz) and lamp stands about 10.5cms tall and 7cms wide and soy candle handmade and handpoured from home. You can use the lamp cover for as many times as you want or have soy candle jars.The soy candle lamps are available in candelina jars or honeypot jars.
This candle lamp at $14.50  will go a long way to this cause. To purchase, just click on the image above. Thank you.

Friday, 11 March 2016

Project "Brimming with Love Australia" now officially open

Today I officially open my latest special project called "Brimming with Love Australia". This project will be providing fabric hats to the Liverpool Cancer Therapy wellness centre to share with patients undergoing chemo treatments. 

I finally received an acknowledgement of my request to use the Milly's Tie Hat pattern today for my next special project from Brimming with Love(Laura Griffin). This is how the hat would look like and made of 100% quilting cotton. 
This is the pdf file of the pattern which you can download. Just click on the link below -
and samples of the hats which my sister made -
If you have problems downloading the file, send me a message at dressagirlaustralia@gmail.com. 

Also, if you are donating and when you are ready to send yourdonation(s), please send me an email at dressagirlaustralia@gmail.com so I can provide you with a postal address as to where to send your donations. 

For the first delivery, the cut-off date or deadline of donations will be  at the end of April or Sat, 30th of April, 2016 so make sure you have posted your parcel before this due date. 

Please make sure the guidelines are met on how to make these hats so  they are of topnotch quality and the recipient will be very happy to receive and wear with dignity. They have to be made of 100% cotton and nothing else. I would like anyone who is donating to make them filled with love, hope and compassion and not just make them for the sake of donating and telling people that they donated one. Thank you. 

NotePattern is to be used only for this purpose and project. Not to be used for commercial purposes. Thank you.

Project - Brimming with Love Australia

I finally received an acknowledgement of my request to use the Milly's Tie Hat pattern today for my next special project from Brimming with Love(Laura Griffin) so am officially opening this project today - Project Brimming with Love Australia. More details about this project will be posted on this page later today. This is how the hat would look like and made of 100% quilting cotton. 
The hats that I will be collecting will be given to the Liverpool Cancer Therapy Wellness centre (at this time and other therapy centres at the later stage) for them to give to cancer patients undergoing Chemo Treatments. So please if you are donating to this project, please make sure they are of topnotch quality so the recipient will be very happy to receive and wear with dignity. I would like anyone who is donating to make them filled with love, hope and compassion and not just make them for the sake of donating and telling people that they donated one. Thank you.

Where else to donate dresses to?

To those ladies who are very keen to have their dresses donated and distributed sooner than I probably can schedule one, you can send them to Dress A Girl Around the World SI New Zealand who is very happy to receive them. Please contact Karen Wilson for details on where to send them to. Below is the link to their facebook page. 
Thanks Karen. Thank you.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Not accepting dress donations at this time

Please be reminded that I am NOT accepting dress donations at this time as I have no plans to make distributions at this time. The Easter collection is now closed. There are no plans to pickup parcels from the Dress A Girl Australia postbox so anything you send to the postal box will be returned by Australia Post if not collected in 10 days time. So please do not waste your money in sending parcels.Thank you.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

No active collections at this time

In response to a few enquiries, I am not accepting dress donations at this time. New collections will be published once financially feasible. Thank you.

Fundraising from Easter Handmades

Easter is just around the corner. Check out my Easter handmades and help raise funds to sustain my campaign to dress disadvantaged kids anywhere in the world where financially feasible by  making a purchase. A few selections to choose from to share Easter blessings - just click on the images to check them out and make a purchase - 

1) Easter Bunnies and Pins -Limited edition and fully handmade. All designs are original and handcrafted by Soft Treasures. Bunny body made of calico and dress and accessories of 100% cotton fabric. Small pin attached to the back of the dress to wear as a pin or a brooch.Bunny measures about 8 cms and quantities are very limited. Once they are gone, they really are gone.
2) Also available are Easter Bunnies made of felt and 100% premium quality cotton fabrics. 
3) Lavender Easter Greeting Packs - Made of 100% cotton fabrics. Images printed on 100% cotton fabric sheets. Wonderful keepsakes. Small treasures to keep.
4) Printed Vintage Easter Cards - 
5) Wear them in your hat, pin them on your bags , bring a smile to a special friend or anyone, at Easter time.
Help make a difference to a life of a disadvantaged kid. Make a purchase and make this world a better place. Thank you.