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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Gowns are on Their Way

I'm so thankful to be done with this project, not because it was a burden, but because I couldn't stop thinking about the two little girls who will be wearing them shortly. I don' t know their names or anything about them, but I do know that they will belong to parents who are confused and aching for answers. Why is their lovely daughter sick? Will she get better? Is God really in control of everything? Why is this happening to them? I have been praying for those families. God's peace really transcends my understanding. I simply know that in the darkest hours of my life, I have cried out for peace and He has granted it to me. My problems have not vanished, the pain has not disappeared, but a strange and wonderful peace is in my heart. I have been praying for the mommies of these little girls to experience that same release of fear. The hope of Jesus Christ is indescribable. He has allowed us to draw near to our heavenly Father. I pray that the families who will shortly be sitting in the hospital will be given that gift of hope through Christ. I can't imagine any other way of working through the toughest of life's adversitites.

I only found one pattern online specifically for a toddler hospital gown and I didn't care for it, so I adapted my gowns from a pajama pattern. They turned out better than I hoped for and I pray that a family feels a little glimmer of God's love when they are given a gown that someone has made for them. I know there are many mommies who are trying to participate in this call for help. If you desire to help and want a copy of my pattern, just leave me a note. I'll be happy to help.


Kathryn said...

WONDERFUL IDEA! im a new volunteer at the ronald mcdonald house here in bakersfield. recently i won fabric through strawberry patches blog and i've had hard time narrowing it down as to what i want to make with the fabric. UNTIL NOW! i found a pattern here... http://www.lazygirldesigns.com/PDF/Children_Hospital_Gown.pdf and can't wait to get going on this!! thank you for making the blog world a better place!

Jennifer said...

Hurrah, Kathryn! I am so thankful you want to participate! If you can, send me some pictures when you are done so I can admire your work.

Susie Sudduth said...

Hi! A friend emailed me the link to this entry. We're interested in getting a bunch of girls together to sew some of these up in an afternoon. Do you think you could email me the pattern and info on how you go about donating them?

sudduthfam @ gmail . com

Katie said...

Hi! Yes!--I'd love to have your pattern! I already commented on Jen's blog saying I'd like to make a gown or two. katievarela--at--att.net

Kathryn said...

your pattern is MUCH cuter than the one i found. can i get the pattern please? katydi21 @ hotmail . com


The Hackett Family said...

Hi Jennifer,

I'm a friend of Staci's and Jen Gray and I was going to make a couple of gowns to send to Jen. I love your pattern, so I would love a copy (to use for the gowns I will make).

Thanks for offering it - take care,

Cheryl = )

The Hackett Family said...

Oops, forgot to leave my email address. Please send it to


Thanks - take care,

Cheryl = )

Jennifer Gray said...

YAY JENNIE!!!!! Oh I'm SO excited! You are super fast and so very talented. I can't believe how cute these are. Staci left me a message tonight telling me you made two already so I quickly came to your blog. Yay! Yay! Yay! I loved your post and my eyes are so full of tears! I can't wait to find out what pattern you used and how difficult they were to make.

Jana said...

these are too precious, jennifer! although i'd love to be the master seamstress that you are, i just am not . . BUT i have many friends who ARE so i'm passing your link along . . . :)


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