|This design was inspired using sari material.|
Charlotte stated about her recent donation to the Share House, "They have 25 beds, and that includes children. The sewing group will be making these for the women who cannot wear a jacket or are breast feeding."
Add author to her credits as she has written two books, one entitled Fertile Prayers and it deals with infertility and child/baby loss.
Fairchild points out, "One reason women lose babies...domestic violence."
She is also a former member of The Task Force for Domestic Violence in Paulding County, Georgia where she has seen domestic violence first hand.
She goes on to say,"Women who are domestic violence survivors also have children, so it is a family affair."
|As Charlotte points out, ponchos are an "ancient attire."|
It truly is. It's also a society affair since 1/4 women will be assaulted in their lifetime and crime rates in communities increase due to domestic abuse. Charlotte runs her own registered non-profit called Fear Thou Not and is committed to the teachings of safety awareness.
Charlotte talks about her fashion endeavours stating, "Scarves are also something I donate. They are easy to make from fleece and although I have 3 patterns for scarves, I only have two for ponchos. A poncho can be made from one yard of fabric. Add an inch for every size larger. I have made them for people who were a size 4X. I have also made them for small children. I buy remnants, so they don't cost as much."
|Oooh, I'm loving these materials...looks like Kitty does, too!|
Charlotte loves to teach people how to make these gorgeous wraps and scarves, so if you are interested in learning do not hesitate to ask for a few quick sewing tutorials from her. You can contact her through her Facebook page where you can also view even more photos of her lovely ponchos.
|Charlotte got very creative here using bird feed packaging for a waterproof version!|
Not only can you learn to sew these beauties, but you can also help support Charlotte Fairchild in her mission to bringing these ponchos and scarves to the people who need them most by purchasing them from her, too. The cost is $25.00 each plus $5.00 for shipping and handling and you can contact her through her Facebook page or send your order and/or donations to:
Fear Thou Not
PO Box 1268
Hiram, GA 30141