The lady who made over 1000 dresses for needy kids to celebrate her 100th birthday

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Lillian Weber has recently celebrated her 100th birthday by soaring past her goal of sewing 1,000 dresses for the kids in need. Lillian, who lives in Iowa, U.S.A. has been creating handmade garments since 2011, for Little Dresses for Africa, a Christian nonprofit that has sent more than 3 million dresses to young girls in 47 African countries and 31 other countries.

She personalizes all the dresses. It’s not like good enough that she makes the dresses, she has to put something on the front to make it look special, to give it her touch. Said Linda, Lillian Weber’s daughter.

1000 dresses target! Lillian Weber who's 99 years old sews a dress per a day for children in Africa


Weber made a new dress every day, starting in the morning and completing the garment that same afternoon. Last year, Lillian Weber vowed to complete 1,000 garments by her 100th birthday, and when she hit the century mark last month, Weber had made 1,051 dresses.


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  1. Jamie williams says:

    I would love to donate some fabric if she is still making them!