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We have received a request from Labor & Delivery to make stillborn gowns. Do any of you have volunteers involved in this and if so, can you share your pattern?
Cindy, I have the program here at CMC. Several people contribute to the package presented. The package contains gown; stocking hat; satin hat, envelope for a lock of hair, two mini diapers made of cloth (one is for a keepsake for the parents); satin envelopes for all the keepsakes with a beautiful satin ribbon closure and a white blanket which measures about 18x18. The gowns are made from donated wedding gowns. I do not have access to the patterns but there are several on pinterest which are free to download. The same group also does a hanker chief trimmed with a lavender color material for the mother. (this item is used less and less - it seems to have become rather dated). For those that are too small for the gown they also make a wrap which measures about 10 x 10 with a half pocket and satin ribbon closure. Each set of items is individually bagged as a set and kept as air tight as possbile so the satin does not discolor.
I have a sewing guild that makes these gowns. They used to use donated wedding dresses but recently changed to purchasing silk. I will reach out to the president and ask for a pattern :)
Happy Holidays, Cara
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