Sewing for a Cause | Thriftanista in the City


Sewing for a Cause

Last week, I attended the 2nd Annual Haiti Pillowcase to Dress and T-Shirt to Shorts Sewer Workshop. I participated in the creative and sewing process of turning donated pillowcases into dresses that would go to Haiti.

The first dress. The pocket is off center a bit.

I haven't done hands on volunteer work in a long time. I usually donate money because past projects were socially awkward for me. I decided to give this one a try because there was sewing involved and it was with a meetup group I belonged to. It was a wonderful opportunity to step out my comfort zone. If nothing else, I could bury my face in the machine.

As usual, I'm glad I pushed past the fear. I had a great time sewing. I haven't made anything in over 2 years. I love hearing the machine go, being covered in clipped threads, and watching the fabric turn to into something wearable. It was nice to have TWO completed projects and it a good cause!

I also met some new people (shout out to vision board 2012). Two ladies even joined TSC.

I came home super pumped to keep the sewing mojo going but alas it has passed and I still haven't worked on a new project.

The second dress. These pockets line up better than in the picture.
Do you participate in volunteer activities? What sparks your creative mojo?

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melody-mae said...

How wonderful that you were able to push past and volunteer! I volunteer at my church, I also make blankets for Project Linus. :) Have a wonderful weekend.

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

I don't think those little girls are going to care about the pockets on the most beautiful dresses they've ever owned. I am proud of you!


this is very inspiring! i hope to be in Haiti this summer!

Wendy said...

Sounds like a wonderful time! Good for you for pushing yourself (although I hear you on the socially awkward thing). I bet your sewing mojo will return. :)

Mama Violet said...

Thanks everyone! I'm going to look for more volunteer opps like this. Any suggestions?

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