Texas seamstress shares skill to help Harvey victims, others

Staff Writer

LAKE JACKSON, Texas (AP) — When Bernice Spell saw a flier for the charitable group Little Dresses for Africa, she quickly sewed almost 100 items of clothing for children in need on another continent.
The Facts reports after Hurricane Harvey, the Lake Jackson woman saw the same need in her own community.
Since the hurricane hit last year, Spell has gotten up every morning and sewed shirts, dresses, jackets, shorts and pants for children 4 to 6 years old. She takes a lunch break, sews until 10 p.m., and then watches television until she falls asleep, just to repeat the pattern the next day.
She completes about 10 items a week, she said. She then brings the clothes to Chapelwood United Methodist Church in Lake Jackson, where teachers take them and distribute them to children who lost their belongings during Harvey’s floods, Spell said...To read more, please refer to our print or online edition.