Monday, 23 May 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 #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.

Sponsored Dresses for Postage Fund from Megan

These ten dresses were added to my Project - Sponsored Dresses to help raise funds for postage and other expenses in order to sustain my campaign of providing dresses to disadvantaged kids anywhere in the world where financially possible. Thank you so much to Megan Jones for sponsoring these 10 dresses. Thank you for supporting my Dress Sponsorship Program. Much appreciated.
If you would like to sponsor a dress and help me sustain this campaign, all you have to do is click on the link below - Thank you.

Saturday, 20 February 2016

24 dresses added to my School Starter Dress Sponsorship Program

Today I added 24 more dresses to my Dress Sponsorship Program. Well, let's face it. Without the sponsorship I will not be  able to sustain this charity work nor will I be able to accept dress donations. It is the sponsorship program that is paying for the cost of  sending and distributing dresses. 

The 24 dresses I added is for Project School Supplies and Accessories for the 2016 Education without Borders program. Proceeds from sponsorships I use to purchase school supplies to include in the Dress Starter Kit and most importantly fund my petty postage cash fund.
Anyone who wants to sponsor dresses can check out these kits by clicking on the image above or click here. Other selections of the school starter kits can also be found here and here. Thank you.

Final dresses added to the Easter Collection (Dress Distribution #100)

I have decided to include these dresses in the Easter Collection so I do not have to keep them in the house. It makes distribution a bit more difficult and costly but since I do not know when my next distribution would be especially for these dresses that are small in sizes it is better that they get included in the Easter distribution. Sizes 4 below are quite risky to distribute due to the straps and I also firmly believe that girls ages 7 to 10 are the ones that need dresses the most. I hope next time this will no longer happen. Anyway -
1) From Ann Johnson -
2) From Julie Nielsen -
3) From Kaye Hardman -
Thank you to the donors of the above dresses. Thank you for your generosity.

Friday, 19 February 2016

Dress Distribution #100 - 03/2016 - Easter Distribution - CDO Phils

I was not so sure if I could make this distribution as I was not sure if I will have the money to pay for the postage so early in the new year. Sales even on ebay was not happening as I would like it to be but I finally managed to raise funds enough to pay for a parcel weighing about 30 kilos and in time for Easter distribution. This parcel of 137 dresses will be going to CDO Philippines as this is the only location where I can afford to pay and dress more than a hundred girls age between 8 to 10 for Easter.

Here is the parcel that contains 137 dresses -
and here are the contents of the parcel -
made possible by the following sponsors and donors -
1) Lyn Granger
2) Sue Bertozzo
3) Denise Scott
4) Lee Aeyoung of South Korea
5) Fabric donations by the Millhouse Collections
6) Anonymous Fabric donors
7)  Julie Nielsen
8) Cynthia Sheikh
9) Yvonne Henderson
10) Anne McGinnes
11) Ann Johnson
12) Jenny Albeiz
13) B Pepin
14) Sharyn Paull
15) Monika Osvald
16) Frances Cornish
17) Colleen Mundt
18) Kaye Hardman
19) Lesley Kroese
20) Betty Barrett/Betty Paull
21) Fabi Sun
22) Monique Naranjilla
23) T-shirts for T-shirt Dresses by Megan Jones
24) Dress A Girl Australia

For larger and individual images of the 137 dresses on this collection, please click here

My heartfelt thanks to those who sponsored a few of the dresses and is helping pay for the cost of sending this parcel and to those who donated dresses. Thank you all for your kindness and generosity. It is much appreciated.

Last 4 dresses for my "Share the Love and Valentine Blessings" this Easter Sewing Marathon

When February started I committed to sewing 25 dresses for a February sewing marathon which I called "Share the Love and Valentine Blessings" this Easter. These 25 dresses are included in Dress Distribution #100 for Easter Collection distribution. Here are the last 4 dresses to complete my 25 dresses -
and if anyone is interested, here is the album that holds all 25 dresses I have sewn. All dresses have been sewn either from my personal fabric collection or donated fabrics. Thank you to the Millhouse Collections and anonymous donors for making this sewing marathon possible. Much appreciated.

Sponsored Dress #8 by J L Oudman

This is  Dress #8 sponsored for the year 2016 and sponsored by J L Oudman. This is a school starter kit dress which includes school supplies and will be given to a disadvantaged kid to help her start a new school year. Distribution of sponsored dresses will be made in the June/July timeframe.
Since the first seven dresses sponsored have already been included in the Easter Collection Distribution, the above dress is the first dress for Distribution #102 - Sponsored Dresses only. Thank you to J L Oudman for supporting my Dress Sponsorship Program which helps sustain Dress A Girl Australia's campaign to provide dresses to disadvantaged kids anywhere in the world whenever financially possible.

If you care about disadvantaged kids and you want to make a difference, why not sponsor a school starter kit. Check them out here and here.

Donation Acknowledgement #8 from Kaye Hardman for the Easter Collection

Last parcel received for the Easter Collection was from Kaye Hardman.
Thank you to Kaye for the dresses. It is much appreciated.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Donation Acknowledgement #7 from Colleen for the Easter Collection

More dresses were added for the Easter Collection today. Twelve dresses with undies from Colleen Mundt and four dresses for my "Share the Love and Valentine Blessings" Sewing Marathon.
1) From Colleen Mundt (12 dresses) -
 2) Dress A Girl Australia's "Share the Love and Valentine Blessings" Sewing Marathon (4 dresses). Fabrics were donated by the Millhouse Collections -
Thank you so much to Colleen Mundt for her dresses and undies. With these dresses, my total collection for Easter as of today is 127.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Very special project coming up!!

I will be coming up with a very special project collection, one that is very close to my heart and this time not dresses. My sisters and I will be actively working on it and I thought that if there are some of you who would like to help sew and donate, it will really be great as I will initially be able to collect at least a 100 of them. I plan to do this every quarter. These items will be donated to the Liverpool Cancer Therapy Wellness centre. I am working out the details and the pattern to use. I know the pattern but I need the number so everyone would be able to sew the same. Watch out for the details very soon and thank you for your support in advance!!

Sunday, 14 February 2016