Relief Share infant demise burial gown.By
This is a simple, quick and easy pattern for infant demise burial gowns that are in short supply right now and very much needed.
The pattern is easy to size down to micro preemie and up all the way to newborn or even toddler. A casing at the neck with narrow elastic inside is what allows the gowns to be used for multiple sizing. The gown closure can be a snap, ties, velcro or buttons. Only one or two are needed down the back, which is completely open for easy dressing of the baby.
Lace or trim can be added. For little girls we use lace and rosebuds with ribbon and for the little boys, rick rack is added.
Material such as flannel, soft minky, cotton or other soft cuddly fabrics are used to create the little gowns. A bonnet, booties, blanket or cocoon is added to create the baby’s layette. When available, we add a soft toy such as a Ty Fleece Beanie Baby for a momento for mom and dad.
These beautiful little gowns are an honor to sew for these sweet babies who only need one last layette for them to be snuggled in. The pattern can be downloaded here: http://www.smocking.org/files/nt7n_weecare_program1.pdf IMPORTANT NOTICE: SAGA provides this Wee Care Program free of charge for your use for the donations of gowns to hospitals for the express purpose of bereavement. Any other use is a violation of the Copyright.
Instead of smocking the gown, simply gather it. You can use less fabric for a gown that is not as gathered. The hospitals are always very grateful for these burial gowns. If you would like to make and donate burial gowns to Relief Share, please send them to:
Relief Share, 6078 Lundy Rd, Houston, MO 65483-2225