Sew a Sundress – Dress A Girl Around the World

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Sew a Sundress - Dress A Girl Around the World

Dress a Girl Around the World is a campaign to bring dignity to women around the world.  Every girl deserves the dignity of owning at least one dress!  Gather a group of any size and use your sewing skills to build sundresses.  Patterns and guidelines can be found below.  Our very own North Coast Missionaries will deliver the dresses as they travel to countries in South America and Africa.



Project Details:

  • Make a t-shirt dress , peasant dress, tie dress or any simple dress with sleeves, anywhere from size 2 – 12.
  • How many dresses should you make? There is no minimum number.  Just make sure you send God’s best by putting together a good quality dresses that meets the guidelines.
  • What type of fabric?  Dresses can be any color as long as they are 100% cotton or a cotton/polyester blend that is not thin (see-through)!  Please choose fabric to make a coordinating skirt that will be attached to the T-shirt to complete the dress.
  • Dress Patterns:  Check out these examples.  Please keep in mind, these are just examples, so if you have a pattern you’d like to use, go for it.
  • Deadline for dresses?  There is not hard deadline for the dresses.  The missionaries travel year-round and once the dresses are received, we will package them up for the next trip.  The dates for travel are every other month, if not every month.  You may check out one of our missionaries to see where they are traveling.
  • Optional Donation:  A new pack of girls underwear.
  • Drop Off: Register for your project here, and when your dresses are complete, deliver them to the front desk of North Coast Church, Vista Campus, Attn: Mary Bishop.  If you’re at another campus and it’s not convenient for you to deliver them to Vista, you may drop them off at your local NCC campus and ask them to transport them to Mary at the Vista Campus.
  • Office Hours: M-F, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Questions: Contact Team Leader, Sylvia at [email protected]

Finish the dress with a special prayer for the girl who will wear it!  Your dresses will be distributed by our North Coast missionaries to countries in Latin America and Africa. The dresses are hand-carried and delivered to each girl personally.  The dresses are usually slipped on over their ragged clothing, telling each girl that God loves them and that someone who cares about them made this dress especially for them.  THEN, the transformation begins as the girls realize their dignity!

Additional Info

Available Spots: Open

Date/Time: Flexible Days

  • Care Packages/Donations
  • Family Friendly
  • Hands On
  • Individual
Partner Organization:
Dress a Girl Around the World
2405 North Santa Fe Avenue
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