I have had many good intentions of photographing every donation this year and posting the photos. Instead I have done 46 angel photosessions so far this year in addition to 30 other sessions (regular client sessions and around a dozen rainbow baby sessions), on top of daily life and the demands of my real job as a nurse. I have had to just be content with keeping the donation room in some semblance of order. I am SO GRATEFUL for all of the wonderful people that have taken this project and just run with it! There is literally no way I could manage all of this without the amazing army of helpers behind me. The families that receive these lovingly handmade items treasure them so much.
These outfits were designed by a local woman who makes doll clothing. The boy's pants have velcro on the insides to make them completely open for ease of dressing. The dress opens completely down the back. I love the tiny booties and hat that match the blanket. These are appropriate for about a 20 week gestation baby.
This new and improved version is much better! I did find that using this microfleece and rolling very tiny seams, it came out a little wider than anticipated. I plan on sewing a little bit wider side seams next time. Chris has also posted a simple flannel bunting pattern that doesn't have a hood. I really like it. I find that often, the hood is bulky and gets in the way a bit - I prefer to just use a hat.
Angel Babies page under the "Patterns" tab. The small size boy gown is the 1-3 pound size. The pink kimono is the new pattern posted above. This is just to give you a bit of a size comparison. The two larger gowns were sewn by an 11 year old as a church service project. I love hearing who made all of the items donated, and I love to be able to pass that on to the families I serve!
In the meantime, visit Stacy's crocheting blog for some new and updated patterns on her diaper shirt design.