Project Dress a Girl 2022

Project Dress a Girl 2022

Let's flex our muscles and show the world what we can do as a group of sewists on a mission. Once again, it's time to use our superpower of sewing to make dresses for underprivileged girls. 

Last year we came close to dressing 900 girls. This time, let's try and crush that number and sew over 1,000 dresses!

What is Project Dress A Girl?

Project Dress A Girl is a charity event during the month of September where we make and donate dresses to Dress A Girl Around the World International. I created this epic sewing event to do good in this world, and it is driven by the sewing community on YouTube. YouTubers share details about the dresses they’ve made, fun tutorials, pattern resources, and information on how anyone can get involved.

Catch live dress unboxings on Sundays starting September 11 and an in-person event at Three Little Birds Sewing Co on September 17 starting at 1 p.m. Check the calendar below for all the events and how you can get involved.

Beautiful dresses that are ready to be donated can be found on Instagram using #ProjectDressAGirl2022

This Year's Special Dress Patterns

Jree Desiree Girl's Allison Tent Dress

E35B8FEA-2350-461C-BC9A-94AD05518080.PNG pull over girls dress with a vneck, ruffle sleeves and ruffle tier on a plant wall

Jree Desiree (Sew Much Jazz) made the Girl's Allison Tent Dress for this event. You can get the pattern for free during the month of September using the code PDAG22. Don't miss out on making this special dress. Click here to get the pattern. You can catch the tutorial for the dress on YouTube at Mari Sews on September 2.

Sirena Patterns Rainbow Tshirt Dress

Tommie from Sirena Patterns is doing a live tutorial Monday, September 5, on how to make a tshirt dress with a woven bottom. This tutorial will be in Spanish but is easy to follow along for those who do not speak the language.

Thoughtful Creativity A-Line PDAG Dress


Alisa designed a new dress this year! This cute dress has shoulder ties, cute inseam pockets and doesn't take much fabric at all. It's a great stash buster and you can catch the tutorial and pattern on her channel Friday, September 9.

How Do I Get Involved?

  1. Check out the Project Dress A Girl Kick Off video (YouTube at Mari Sews) September 1 for the fun details on the event and follow me and all of the Influencers on YouTube who will be sharing their makes.
  2. Gather your pattern, labels and supplies, and put those superpowers to work all September long. If you need a label, you can purchase one here. All proceeds will be used for expenses associated with Project Dress a Girl. Any money not used, will be donated to Hope 4 Women International for Dress a Girl Around the World. 
  3. Post your finished dress on Instagram no later than September 30 using #ProjectDressAGirl2022 and tag me @marisewsforcurves. Dresses will be counted by pictures posted to Instagram. If you aren't on Instagram, send me an email with your dress total to
  4. Send your dress in for donation the first week of October.  Send them to the nearest ambassador (list of participating ambassadors are listed the end of this post) or you can send them to me for a live unboxing at:
Mari de Jesus
P.O. Box 404
Gaithersburg, MD 20884 USA

What are the Dress Guidelines?

Dress Details:

  • Use a pullover dress pattern, with pockets (or add pockets). Great patterns include the Girl's Allison Tent Dress by Jree Desiree, the Rainbow Tshirt Dress by Sirena Patterns, and the A-line Dress by Thoughtful Creativity.
  • Use sturdy, natural materials like cotton or linen. No country-specific fabric such as flags, holiday themes, cartoons, or fabrics with words.
  • If your fabric is on the sheer side or if it is questionable, consider lining it to solve the problem. Do not use pillow cases.
  • Avoid fasteners such as zippers, velcro, buttons and ribbons. Ribbons untie pretty easily, so please use bias tape or fabric ties in lieu of ribbons as a fastener.
  • Above all else, have fun!

Who Is Participating & Who Should I Follow?

Date Channel Name
September 1 Mari Sews - Kick Off - New Pattern Alert!
September 2 Mari Sews - Girl's Allison Tent Dress Tutorial
September 3 My Sewing Practice
September 4 Christine Sews A Lot
September 5 Sirena PatternsNew Pattern Alert! Tshirt Dress Tutorial
September 7 Simply Delilah
September 8 Headay_Sews
September 9

Thoughtful Creativity - New Pattern Alert! Pattern Links Here!  Video Tutorial coming soon!

In-person Sewing w/ Ambassador Marissa at Calvary Chapel of Delta, in Delta, PA from 9:30 am to 2 pm. Lunch provided, you bring your machine.


September 10

Anmaree's Workshop

Mari Sews Sewcial via Zoom 12 pm ET

Registration Link Here

September 11

Practical Stitches - How to Donate Your Dresses, Canadians - this is for you!

Mari Sews Live Dress Unboxing 12 pm ET

September 14 Michelle Sews Again
September 15 My Sewper Power
September 17

Made By Pam

1 p.m. ET - In Person Sewing Marathon at Three Little Birds Sewing Co., 5307 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781

September 18

Creative Momma of 3

Mari Sews Live Dress Unboxing 12 pm ET

September 19 Stitch Hem Sew
September 20 Granny's Sowing Room
September 21 What Mandy Made Next
September 22 CreativiTeeByT
September 24 Sew4Serenity
September 25

Sharon Sews

Mari Sews Live Dress Unboxing 12 pm ET

September 26 Knottygnome Crafts
September 27 Today in Jen's Sewing Room
September 28 Carmen Salome
September 29 Pinky's Farm
September 30

Mari Sews Thank You Video

October 2

Mari Sews Results Video and Dress Compilation


Ambassadors Around the World

The following ambassadors have agreed to receive dresses from Project Dress a Girl 2022. If you'd like to send your dresses directly to any of the amazing ambassadors listed below, please reach out to them for a mailing address. Don't forget to post your pictures to Instagram before sending them off so that the pictures can be included in the Results video on October 2. 


Due to lack of a Dress A Girl Around the World Ambassador, dresses donated in Canada will be donated to Ukranian Refugees and can be sent to the following.

Shari Knight

PO Box 51
Debert, Nova Scotia


United Kingdom 

Jacqui -


United States


RoseAnne -

Carol -

California: Suzanne -

Florida: Cindy -

Iowa: Rachel -

Maryland: Marissa -

Nevada: Kay -

Ohio: Karen -

Oregon/Washington: Pearl -