Today we’d like to share the links to patterns for Bereavement Gowns.
The pattern I used to make the gowns pictured above came from this site:
Angel Babies Info
Once there click on patterns and you will find a downloadable pattern and step by step instructions for the “Tea Towel Gown”.
Heidi (the wonderful lady who runs the Angel Babies site) also has another pattern. It is a different style and very simple to make. The instructions for that gown can be found on her blog. The direct link to that pattern is here: Modified Share Gown.
And one last link…this one will take you to patterns for different sized baby buntings and no sew hats. (These items are distributed to parents at the hospital when available.) You can get to the patterns directly by clicking here: Buntings and Hats.
In a recent email from Heidi she said what she is in need of right now is the 20ish week size gown (for babies 8-12 inches long) so if you are interested in sewing along with us (and we hope that you will) that would be a great size to make.
If you would like to donate the gowns you make in your area check with your local hospital. Many of them have programs similar to Angel Watch. Or if you’d like you can always mail your items to us. We will be taking all of ours over to Heidi to distribute. (You can find our mailing address on the Skirting the Issue Fact Sheet.)
Also, many programs like this also accept blankets and bracelets as well.
As always, thank you for stopping by…and thank you to all of you who are sewing along with us. We wouldn’t continue to do Skirting the Issue if we didn’t feel like it was important.
PS—We received a sweet email from Teri over at Climbing the Willow. Yesterday she posted her story of loosing a baby…what brought her comfort and what she wished others knew. I appreciated reading it. The link to her post is HERE.
(Thank you again Teri for the email and for sharing your story.)