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I actually had a different post scheduled for today, but I was able to be part of a very special experience yesterday. I’m only sharing this because I felt so blessed to be apart of it.
One of my good friends has had some complications with her fourth pregnancy, and it got to the point that they were waiting for the baby to pass away. I live too far for babysitting her other children or helping with meals. I was not given the talent to speak comfort, but I can sew comfort. I told my friend that I would make two gowns for her baby; one for her to keep and one as a bereavement gown. Well, the baby was born preterm the other night, so I quickly sewed up the dresses.
My goal was to make the baby girl look like an angel. I wanted angel-like sleeves and clouds holding her. I made circle sleeves and used lots of flared circle strips on the skirt to give it cloud-like volume. When we tried it on the baby, she did look just like a little angel baby. 

Gown for an Angel Baby

The back is simple with an velcro opening for easy on and off. I used this free Baby Hospital Gown Pattern and Tutorial and then did a bunch of alterations to make it look the way I wanted it too.

Gown for an Angel Baby

My friend has been such a great example of faith during this very difficult time. In a time like this, I am so grateful for my faith. I am grateful for my knowledge of life after death. As a part of my faith I believe that there is life after death and that God has a plan for families to be together forever. My friend is of the same faith as I, and I know she will be with her little angel baby again in the next life.

Gown for an Angel Baby


Heather

Author: Heather