Last year Gill Snowball and I decided to set up a project at the Visual Arts Cheshire and we ran a couple of free workshops where people could come along and make a very simple pillowcase dress or shorts. Gill also provided pattern to make the dress and by the end of November the VAC Gallery received 200 dresses and shorts that were delivered to the coordinator in Bristol.
The dresses we made were sent to Kenya and pictures have seen appearing on their website. This little girl is wearing one of the dresses I made out of a (unused) pillowcase.
Its is a really satisfying and worthwhile thing to do and a great way of using up all your unwanted fabric and it would be a great thing to do as a group.