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Thread: does anyone make angel gowns,hats and tiny quilts?

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    does anyone make angel gowns,hats and tiny quilts?

    after just loosing our Great Grandson at a tiny 9 inches and seeing him wrapped in a tiny blanket with an adorable little gown I want to think about making some of these I wondered if any one has made any and what kind of patterns you used. Can anyone give me ideas

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    Donna I'm so sorry for your loss and this precious baby's parents!

    I've never heard of angel gowns but if you do a search on line I'm sure their must be some websites that could help.
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    Try 7pinedesign.com they have a free angel gown pattern in a couple of sizes and very good instructions along with a
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    I am also sorry for your loss.

    I googled "angel gowns" - one organization uses donated bridal dresses.

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    Donna, no ideas, but condolences. That's a tough one. I'm so sorry.

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    So sorry for your loss. Your heart must be heavy. I have a file in my pinterest account for a lot of NICU gowns and angle wraps patterns and ideas. I will send you a link in a PM because I am not tech savy enough to tell you how to find or follow me through the pinterest world.

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    About 4 years ago, I initiated an angel gown project and our guild made some of the most beautiful gowns for both boys and girls. They were given to a labor and delivery head nurse I knew in my church to distribute. She related many times how touched the family was at such a sad time to have such a special gift for the occasion. As I was making them, I would cry knowing how the gowns were to be used, but at the same time hope it could be beneficial to a family in crisis. I found a pattern online. So sorry about the loss of a precious baby.
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    Don't know what to say, but my heart goes out to you in your grief. Prayers and hugs.

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    How terribly sad. I wish I would have known about angel gowns when my baby died. So small I just wrapped him in my favorite fabric. The only pregnancy I ever had.

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    Here is a good reference for sewing, knitting and crochet patterns.

    https://newbornsinneed.org/patterns/...ment-patterns/

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    Am sorry for your loss. My granddaughter lost her precious baby girl at 20 weeks. Went to Build-A-Bear store to buy dress to bury her in. She has been making 3" stuffed bears out of donated wedding gowns to give to others who have lost their baby.
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    I'm so very, very sorry for the loss of your great grandson. A new sewing lounge opened up in our town this past year & one thing they do is make angel gowns. They have set aside the third Thursday of each month for volunteers to come in and help make the gowns.

    Here are some sites that I found that might help you:

    https://diydanielle.com/angel-gowns-...ress-tutorial/
    https://dying.lovetoknow.com/Baby_Be..._Gown_Patterns
    http://www.easyfreepatterns.com/pree...-patterns.html
    https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/lib...iny-angel-gown

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and the family!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North View Post
    after just loosing our Great Grandson at a tiny 9 inches and seeing him wrapped in a tiny blanket with an adorable little gown I want to think about making some of these I wondered if any one has made any and what kind of patterns you used. Can anyone give me ideas
    So sorry for the family loss.
    I have seen wedding gowns repurposed for these little outfits. Watch garage sales, thrift stores, etc. Let your friends know you are looking for satin type formal White gowns.
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    One of my quilting friends has passed on herself but she used to do this. She did a lot of heirloom sewing with tucks and tatting and inset lace and things. I heard one lady remark that they were too pretty to bury... I think she was surprised at the strength of my friend's response but it included that memories, like children, were priceless.

    I do a lot of quilts for donation so I don't get to know the recipients. My feeling is that if my quilts give even 15 minutes of comfort or distraction or whatever for whatever the recipient or family is going through, then my work/costs has been worthwhile.

    In my current small group one of the ladies specializes in premie quilts. I forget the specifics but she has a size limitation, no metallics on the fabrics, no big bunchy seams, and flannel on the back.

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    I am so sorry for the loss of your precious Great Grandson. I will be praying for all members of his family.
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    My sister and I made a few … it is a wonderful gift for families that suffer this type of loss … check with local hospitals for the details in your area.

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