D1 and D3 organised groups making woven friendship bracelets and managed 35! All the children made small cards drawing a picture of themselves and a message to go in the pockets of the dresses and shorts.
Everyone worked really hard and I am so gratefull to the other mums who carried on all day.
We made 12 dresses on the day and 7 pairs of shorts. There are still about 10 dresses to come back from outside stitchers.
our dresses and shorts displayed on our tree from all 4 sides
I got very organised with my homemade bias tape too
somebody had donated 2 skirts along with other fabrics for us to use and I thought they were too nice to cut up and use bits of so I made them into complete dresses.
Hopefully we should have about 25 dresses and at least a dozen pairs of shorts to send after the Easter holidays. The best part is how much fun the children had from making something for a good cause and their imagination in embllishing the pockets. The daughter of one of the teaching assistants has also taken a kit and the charity details back to Uni in Edinburgh to get their stitching group involved so maybe som eclectic tartan designs will wing their way to Louise at Sew Scrumptious.
WELL DONE TO EVERYONE INVOLVED
The Trusty Workhorse
The very nice people at Singer got back to me within 2 days regarding Ednas history. She is a model 28K and was made between January and June 1906 in Clydebank. I also found out she can be a treadle machine and would love to find an old table to put her back into.