Sewing seeds of kindness

Friday, May 03, 2019

“I was imagining what the little girl’s face would look like.” - Addison Baker

A group of Buffalo 4-H girls, known as the Fabric and Fashion participants, have gathered to sew dresses that will travel halfway around the world, bringing hope and smiles.

Addison Baker, 12, and Lily Ruby, 11, are not new to sewing. Addison has been sewing for four years in 4-H, and Lily started sewing in the first grade.

They have done fun projects in the past with their sewing group, but this year’s project had some life lessons attached to it.

The project was Little Dresses for Africa, which was founded in 2008 by Rachel O’Neill and is a nonprofit organization based in Rockwood, Michigan. By sewing dresses from simple patterns or pillowcases, the organization, according to its website, looks to “provide relief to vulnerable children throughout the continent of Africa and beyond.”  

This year, the Fabric and Fashion 4-H’ers made 12 pillowcase dresses to send to Africa.

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