Charity dress event in Bibury runs seamlessly
9:00am Sunday 3rd February 2013 in Cotswolds news
VOLUNTEERS have charity all sewn up after taking part in a dressmaking event.
Around a dozen people aged from 12 to 80 years met at Arlington Baptist Church, in Bibury, at the weekend help make dresses for poverty-stricken girls.
In total the group made 25 dresses for the Dress a Girl Around the World charity, which distributes clothing overseas to children in need.
Mother Rebekah Pugh said she hopes to make 200 dresses in total through future events.
"The charity gives little girls everywhere the opportunity to own a special dress who may never have had the chance before," she said.
"I have a 20-month-old daughter and she already has a wardrobe full of dresses so I thought it would be good to give back."
Rebekah said this week's event was "absolutely brilliant" and had been made possible because of generous donations of fabric by Dunelm Mill in Swindon and Abakhan Fabrics, based in Liverpool.
To get involved in future dressmaking events or download a pattern, email Rebekah at email@example.com, visit ayearwithoutsupermarkets.com or call 07841 431219.