Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Birthing Gown

In November my daughter will be having our second grandchild. Having grandchildren is God's reward for not killing your children when they were teenagers. We have a 2 year old grandson and he is the greatest. Daughter is having a girl. I think that will be even more fun because I can sew and create for her.

Daughter sent me a link for a birthing gown. This is to replace the ugly hospital gown that I was given when she was born. The gown in the link is cute
and well priced, but daughter is a plus size, so I decided to make one for her. Now daughter lives in Oklahoma and we live in Texas. That makes it difficult to fit the dress properly. We took measurements when she came to Texas for her baby shower. Then I took a blouse pattern
and adjusted it. The original birthing gown had snaps on the shoulder and down the back. Daughter wanted snaps all the way down each sleeve and down the back. I used fabric that I had for this prototype. I will send it to her and then make adjustments for another gown. She will be able to use it as a nursing gown when she gets home. I remember after my first child was born I was so depressed when I had to wear maternity clothes home from the hospital. I want daughter to have something new to wear.

Next time I will have to find a coupon for the snaps on tape. I spent $30 for the snaps.

Here is the gown on me:

The ladybug ribbon was from her baby shower. The nursery has a ladybug theme. I don't think it needs snaps all the way down the sleeve. That makes it hard to re-snap. I think that I can also shorten the sleeves. These are things that daughter will have to vote on when she gets the gown.

What do you think?



  1. Megan Bacom-MinterOctober 13, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    Thank you mom so much, you have done so much for me throughout this pregnancy. I seriously don't know what I would have done without you!

  2. Megan got her gown today and she said it fits. YEAH!!!