This Dorcas dresses is made from a cotton corduroy in burgundy. It is made in the UK by volunteers at our West Oxfordshire sewing hub.
Our size-adjustable dress was specially designed so it could be made in remote parts of the world where access to electricity is limited and sourcing trimmings difficult. We support people out of situations of hardship by providing training, resources and pastoral care. We model our charity on our namesake Dorcas: a dressmaker from the early church, who welcomed others into her group, shared her sewing skills and took care of the marginalised in her community.
Our Dorcas dress is a dress for all seasons of life, including pregnancy; nursing. Place dress over head. Thread back ties through the loops & tie at the back. Pleat fabric flat under pocket. Wrap the front bodice around the back and draw the ties to the front, tying in a bow to sit over or under the bodice.