Tomorrow, my church is sending
out a mission group who will
be going to do some work in a village in Mexico.
A friend of mine posted a request for
some clothing donations for
the children in this village.
One family has 3 little girls!
I remembered that I had some
"Dora The Explorer" fabric in my stash
and decided to make a dress for the youngest sister.
Then Ahnalin saw this Tina Givens "Butterfly"
fabric in my stash and asked if
I would make a dress for one of the sisters with it.
Hm.....are you sensing a theme here?
You see, the Dora fabric also had
little yellow butterflies in the print!
Well, you can't have two sisters with
butterfly dresses and not make one
for the third sister!
And this is the big sister dress.
As I was cutting out, er actually tearing
the skirt pieces for the big sister dress,
I caught an edge somehow.
And the fabric just ripped in the wrong direction!
I barely had enough of this gorgeous fabric
left in my stash for this dress, as it was,
But after the skirt tore the wrong way,
I had to improvise.
Instead of freaking out over my mistake
(well, I did that a bit anyway!!),
I chose to look at this as a
"Creative Design Opportunity".
We found this beautiful plaid in
my stash and VOILA!
I asked Ahnalin to model the middle sister dress,
as I don't have 3 mannequins.
She asked me what "Butterfly" meant
so we looked it up.
The word is "Mariposa".
She said the word made her want to TWIRL!
So twirl she did!
We are praying that the little girls
who receive these "Mariposa Dresses"
twirl with joy while wearing them!
We pray that they sense the love that was
poured into them during sewing.
We pray that, like the butterfly,
they will experience new life!