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Pillowcase Dress Drive..We Need YOU!

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Are you crafty? Can you sew? Yes? GREAT! No? PERFECT…No matter where you live…you can still help.

We are starting to get things together for our trip to Uganda this summer, and one of the things we would like to bring with us are beautiful pillowcase dresses to give to the girls in the villages!

We have partnered with some amazing crafters that are helping to share our story, and encouraging other crafters to use their talents to help make dresses, and YOU can help to!

We need ALL sizes, you can use any material/pattern that you want! The sweet girls in Uganda will be so happy to receive a special dress made by YOU!

Pillowcase Dresses

Do you sew? 
If so, you probably already know that a pillowcase dress is one of the simplest sewing projects that exists.  If you’ve never made one, you can find a tutorial here at Sew Like My Mom.

Don’t sew?
Never fear, you can also make a no-sew pillowcase dress…believe it or not, it’s simple and just as nice! Here’s a tutorial from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.
We need ALL sizes…you can use this quick size chart!

We will be collecting dresses until May 31st – if you are interested in making a dress, let us know! You can email me at mallory@projectyesu.org and we’ll tell you how you can get your dresses to us!
If you join us in making dresses for our sweet friends in Uganda, please take some photos and share them with us. We’d love to see them, and we’ll post them here on our website also!
Thank you to everyone who is helping by making dresses, sharing this and helping my sweet kids in Uganda!

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  1. Leslie Wolter says:

    I am the leader of a group of children called O’Fallon Kids for Peace. We are 5-18 year old children who work on civic, environmental, and global service projects. I think this would be a great project for us to work on. Please let me know where we should send completed dresses, and any other information you think we should know.

    Thank you!

  2. Judy Barry says:

    Hello, my name is Judy I live in Fontana California,

    I love to sew, i have made a few pillowcase dresses.

    The Lord has put it upon my Heart to sew and send
    where needed.

    God Bless
    Judy Barry

  3. Samantha says:

    Can you do this with a pillowcase and still not have to sew?

  4. Yes! You can follow the directions for the no sew version and use a pillowcase :)

  5. That is great Judy, thank you SO much! If you can email me at mallory@projectyesu.org I will give you the address to send the dresses you make to :)

  6. Thank you so much Leslie, if you can email me at mallory@projectyesu.org then I can send you the information on where to send them to. Thank you!!

  7. Evi says:

    Hello Mallory I have already made 2 dresses. Even though I am not a sewer I tried to do my best!! I will send them by the end of the week.. I live in Greece.. I hope you get them soon.. :)

  8. Hi Evi!! That is SO great! Thank you SO much! I am sure the girls in Uganda will love your dresses. Its so cool that my story has traveled all the way to Greece! If you would like, take a photo with the dresses you made, so I can see who made them! I would love to see it, and share the picture here on my site! Thank you again!

  9. Evi says:

    Hi Mallory, in this link http://beloved-ideas.blogspot.gr/2013/04/project-yesu.html you can see what I made, I hope you like them!! You can pick any picture you like!! I am so happy and excited that I took part in this project!! Thank you so much! :) This is the least I can do.. Many kisses from Greece! :)

  10. Siteria says:

    Hi Mallory.. I think that this is a wonderful project and I would love to participate! I will email you for more information.

  11. Carolyn says:

    Hi, I think that what you are doing is wonderful! I am thrilled to be working on some dresses for you to bring on your next trip. I posted about your organization and efforts on my blog and facebook to help spread the word. If you’d like to check out the post you can find it at:

    Best wishes to you!

  12. Evi! They are beautiful!! The girls are going to LOVE them! Thank you SO much! Can you email me a photo of you and the dresses you made? mallory@projectyesu.org

  13. Thank you SO much Carolyn! For sharing my story and for making dresses!

  14. Evi says:

    I just did it Mallory!!! :) Thank you! I hope you have received the dresses!!!

  15. Linda W says:

    I’m hoping to make a few dresses to send to you! Do they need to get to you before May 31? At what address should I mail these, and do you need any of my information?

  16. Hi, I was in the hospital last week. I have phnomonia, and so very weak. I have time to make some of these dresses since you want them by then end of next month. I am from Ohio. I would please like your address. Thank you that all of us can make these dresses for these special little girls!!! Bonnie Wythe

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  18. Bethany says:


    I’ve reviewed the tutorial, but the chart doesn’t have measurements for armholes. I only have a son, so there are no little girl clothes around to take measurements from. Any tips?

  19. Hi Bethany,

    I sent you an email, I hope that helps.


  20. Hi Bonnie, I sent you an email. Thank you for wanting to help me collect dresses.


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  22. Sonya Neal says:

    Hello Mallory! I love what you are doing here! I would like to help. I was wondering if you will be doing another collection of dresses after this one? Not sure I will be able to get in under the deadline for your next trip , but wanted to try. If I am unable, could I still send more after the deadline this month for future trips? God bless you and what you are doing! :)

  23. hi! we are making dresses this weekend! pls tell us where to send. thx for providing this wonderful way to help! Best wishes, Sharon and Denise, BeBetsy.com

  24. Hi thank you SO much! I will email you the address where you can send them to! Thank you!!!

  25. Hi Sonya, YES we will be collecting dresses every time we go, and we will go at least once a year (hopefully more) so you can send them whenever you are done and we can hold onto them until our next trip! Thank you so much for wanting to help.

  26. […] still time to get in on the Project Yesu pillowcase dress drive.  Mallory is collecting dresses through the end of May.  She has received some beautiful ones […]

  27. Our dresses are shipping out on Wednesday and should arrive in plenty of time. Thank you for letting us be a part of this. It was wonderful. Please contact with your next endeavor as we would love to help!

    All the best! ~ Sharon and Denise @BeBetsy.com

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  29. Linda says:

    I just found your blog and I think this is a wonderful project. I would have loved to have joined you in this endeavor and my sister would have also. Can we join in for next year? Thanks for helping the little girls and the people of Uganda. Linda and Carol