Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sewing Seeds for Haiti....

Sewing Seeds ~ a post on a blog that I follow ~
(because I buy a lot of my fabric for POPPY DIPS from her
Etsy shop~ Randi is one of my very favorite sellers!!)
~ is a great way to help.... if you sew!! I'll copy her post so you can get the scoop on how your can sew a TWIRL (skirt) or 2 or 3 or more!! to help little girls in Haiti...

"With the recent devastation in Haiti, there is a great need for all kinds of love to be sent to the people there. Right after the earthquake I began wondering if we should do something about it in the form of Sewing Seeds , but I wanted clear direction. A few days later I was at our homeschool co-op and one of the dads asked for prayer for a cousin of his who is a missionary serving a community right at the earthquake's epicenter. I knew this was it!

My friends are Mennonite and so are the missionaries. They serve in a number of ways, but they do serve lunch to over 100 schoolchildren every single day (that was the number prior to the earthquake). Many of these kids are now without basic necessities. I am so excited that we are able to help in this small way of making skirts for the girls. I have gone back and forth on whether or not to add shorts for boys this time, but my heart tells me to stick with the skirts. This leads me to believe that the boys will be taken care of in another way. That's the way God works in my experience. Do what He leads you to do and all gaps will be filled by Him.

"Sow the good seeds of righteousness, and you will harvest a crop of my love. Plow up the hard ground of your hearts, for now is the time to seek the Lord, that he may come and shower righteousness upon you."---Hosea 10:12

Since the missionary group is Mennonite, I ask that all skirts be at least knee length. This is not their request, but rather mine out of respect for their customs.

Here are a couple of skirt tutorials:

tiered skirt tutorial

tiered, ruffle skirt

I am only linking the tiered skirt tutorials because of the lengths needed on the skirts. Please feel free to use a pattern of your own and make it any child's size that you want to (keep it knew length or below the knee). I always make the skirts in Aubry's size and that way it feels more personal. Basically, do as you please. :)

***In regards to postage, there is a possibility that the skirts will be transported for free. I will let you all know as soon as I know.

If you would like to make a skirt (or two or three) please leave a comment on this post. If you leave your email address I can send you my home address so you can mail the skirt to me. The deadline for skirts is Friday, March 5th. ~~~ Randi "

Be sure you hop over to Randi's blog and leave your comment with your email, so she can send you her address!!


So if you sew ~ here's another chance to serve!! I'll keep you posted on where to send these...


And speaking of skirts and TWIRLS and little girls

~just to let you know~

prices have changed for POPPY DIP TWIRLS.... depending on length now!!

up to 13" in length $30

14" and longer $40

Our little Esther (size 5) is wearing a POPPY DIP TWIRL 11" in length with leggings. These little skirts are so full, they really are very cute shorter!!


  1. That is such an awesome way to help! ---and beautiful! love your Hosea verse!! :)

  2. Love what you are doing!! If I could figure out the machine I got at a yard sale I'd give it a whirl! My husband leaves for Haiti on the 15th. He will be helping get the food and aid to the children and caretakers.