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A handful of women at Hope Community Church have crafted nearly 200 dresses and shorts for boys and girls in a rural Taiwanese town. The church’s pastor is embarking on a mission trip and bringing the garments with him. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)

Dressing up: Cottage Grove church members sew clothes for underprivileged children

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A women’s group at Hope Community Church in Cottage Grove has created their own children’s fashion line, of sorts, by upcycling T-shirts, pillowcases and sheets.


Colorful fabrics that many congregation members have let sit in closets are given new life as several master sewers craft small dresses and shorts for girls and boys in poor communities overseas.

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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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