Girls and Women’s Underwear Pattern
I’ve been sewing and designing my own patterns for what seems like my whole life. I remember as a girl designing and making dresses for my dolls, making blankets and sewing clothes for me (with my mothers help). I also have always wanted to help people, in particular women and girls. In September of 2017 I was asked by Heidi Totten the founder of 100 Humanitarians to create an underwear pattern that could be sent to Kenya Africa and used there in a Days for Girls enterprise run by a beautiful lady named Christine.
Christine has her own story to tell. Her Goal is to get underwear and days for girls kits to every girl in Kenya so they can walk with confidence everyday and not have to rely on a man (and many times give sexual favors) to get women’s sanitary napkins and supplies for their basic needs.
This pattern was created as a way for those of us who can help to give a hand up to those that need help. For every pattern purchased, a pattern will be donated to someone like Christine somewhere in the world.
So far the ripples and miracles this underwear pattern is creating have been amazing! 100 humanitarians is working with a girls rescue center with a goal to not only teach these girls a vital skill of sewing their own underwear, but to help supply each girl that comes there with nothing, be provided with underwear.
Follow the miracles here on the blog or here:
If you want to help sew these but need some help learning sewing skills, online classes are coming soon. You can also contact me directly at: Marissasthread@gmail.com
This pattern works best with fabric that stretches, with a 3-5% spandex content or T-shirt material.
Changing the world:
Love you guys so much. Thank you for everything, you are not giving underwear, you are giving self respect, security, dignity to these young ladies. – Carmel from Haiti
Underwear is the difference between being trapped in a life you can’t choose and FREEDOM. -Christine from Kenya
Giving 60+ pairs of underwear and a few patterns to a Girls rescue center in Kenya.
Marissa’s Thread Patterns by Marissa Waldrop is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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