Based on "Robin's Onesie" pattern »
InstructionsThe dress is based on the Robin Onesie pattern. I only made jackets from it as that is what was asked for by the Special Care Nursery at the hospital.
I reversed the back and front and made the length shorter than jacket length.
2 rows down from underarm I sc 2 dc in each stitch, 3ch and turn (Count as stitch on next row.
Next row:*[ Miss 1 sc, (2dc 1ch 2dc) in ...
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Type of item: Clothing
Style: Classic, Traditional, Retro / Vintage, Cute, Romantic
Big W So Soft Carnival 8 ply 100% acrylic
What was your inspiration?
When I donated some garments to my daughter's local hospital the Special Care Nursery Manager asked me if I could make burial garments as parents are usually too upset at the time. I concurred having had multiple miscarriages myself. I then starting doing some research, downloaded lots of free patterns, got lots of help from another forum I belong to and progressed from there.
I might add that I make an extra bootee with each project so that the parents can have a keepsake. I added a small bow with a button that had little pink roses on it on each bootee, the hat and the front of the dress. I also lined the shell skirt with some pale pinbk t-shirting so that the little body is not seen through the gown.