The 2010 Glass Slipper Project is in full swing, and Sew Chicago was a proud part of it. When we arrived before 7:30, girls were lined up around the corner in front of Abbott Elementary School, all of them hoping to find the dress of their dreams. We heard this 11 year-old organization broke all previous records by outfitting over 800 girls in a single day! The volunteer set-up crew did an amazing job organizing and displaying the donated dresses and accessories.
Tina showed us the ropes in the alterations room. Nancy, Chandra and I dug in and shortened dress straps, made small repairs, took a tuck here and a dart there and delighted in how beautiful and happy the girls looked. We even traded sewing tips, and learned some new ones (of course–what else do we do when we get together?!)
After presenting our creations to Glass Slipper Project Co-Founder Dorian, we took them to the racks and watched them being whisked away to the dressing rooms in the blink of an eye! That was the moment that made it all worthwhile.