The Sun Lakes group known as the Dolly Dressers has decided that it is in our best interest to leave Sew-N-Sews and become an independent group with no membership in Sew-N-Sews. However, our goals remain the same as they have always been: the repair and refurbishment of “old” and much-loved Barbie dolls and other 12-inch fashion dolls, the 18-inch American Girl-style doll, the smaller 14-inch “sister” doll, pre-loved Build-A-Bears, and the Cabbage Patch doll, along with many others. We clean and repair the doll bodies, re-style doll hair, make new clothes for our precious babies, and find wonderful places to rehome our doll babies.
The big difference is that the Dolly Dressers is now an independent group, totally apart and no longer affiliated with Sew-N-Sews. As it was explained to us by the “new” group, Children’s Charities, the Dolly Dressers, as a part of Sew-N-Sews, is no more, and only Children’s Charities remains. To keep our group moving forward, it is necessary for us to become independent. There will not be a meeting in January while we look for a new sponsor and meeting place.
The Dolly Dressers are always looking for new members and for donations of sewing materials (for the doll clothes), as well as dolls to repair and refurbish. Most of our dolls have come from the many places that take in used items and put them out for resale, like Goodwill and the Salvation Army.
To learn more about what the “new” Dolly Dressers are all about or to make a donation, contact Johnie Scofield at 602-510-7995.