Hospital gown on a baby belly!
The front crosses & ties to either side
to make it easy for breastfeeding
A nearly hidden buttonhole allows
for the ribbon to pass thru to
the inside or outside depending
on which side is crossed over
Crossed to the opposite sided & tied!
...it's soooo easy!
Snap shoulders makes it easy
to open for any monitors &
wires that might be needed.
Gown snaps all the way down
the back for privacy!
Gown crosses in front to the left or the right!
What I really love about this gown is that it's not only pretty in pink, but it's soooo feminine! The empire waist gives definition to the waistline. This gown is not only pretty, but it's functional; it can be worn with all monitoring devices, including an epidural, so doctors don't have to worry about it interfering with the birth process. It also will make the new mama feel a little more feminine on those long walks up and down the hallway begging for the baby to get a move on! Another great feature is that it opens in the front and it opens in the back - the gown can be completely opened out of the way (while keeping the breasts covered) when the baby arrives, so that none of the birthing mess gets all over the gown, if the mom should decide to wear it during delivery. Another great feature is that it's not just for maternity - this pretty hospital gown would be great for anyone!
I'm so excited for my new grandson to arrive and I think my daughter is going to look so pretty in pink on her delivery day!
Thanks for all of your feedback on this gown pattern from my previous post! I will soon be offering this as an ePattern!
*My next blog post will begin a series on how to smock a bishop from beginning to end including cutting out the pattern pieces, pleating it, smocking it and finishing it! I hope to include much of this as video tutorials! :)
UPDATE: ePattern is available at Southern Stitches/Brer Rabbit Designs