Lillian Weber, a 99-year-old good Samaritan from Iowa, has spent the last few years sewing a dress a day for the Little Dresses For Africa charity, a Christian organization that distributes dresses to children in need in Africa and elsewhere.
Weber’s goal is to make 1,000 dresses by the time she turns 100 on May 6th. So far, she’s made more than 840. Though she says she could make two a day, she only makes one – but each single dress she makes per day is personalized with careful stitchwork. She hopes that each little girl who receives her dress can take pride in her new garment.
I love that not only did she make the garments functional so the girls can easily move around in them, but that she made them each special, and so colorful and bright. They look cheerful because of the fabric and pattern choices. They look fun. And honestly, if I could be doing anything at all, let alone something this sweet, at her age, I’ll consider myself very very blessed.