Introduction: Children's Hospital Gown
This gown is so simple to make, and the possibilities are unlimited: camouflage, princess, bling, sports, trains, Elmo, Christmas, Easter, etc. A child in the hospital is an awful thing, so anything you can do to make them feel better is worth doing.
Begin by cutting out the fabric pieces. Use the shape of a basic V-neck, with extra hem length. The picture shown is for a toddler-sized gown and can be enlarged as needed. You should cut out one front piece, two back pieces that mirror each other, and one front pocket.
Step 2: Serge
Serge the edges if possible.
Step 3: Button Hole on Chest
Sew a buttonhole on the left front chest. (This buttonhole will be covered by the front pocket, and will allow hidden access for a heart monitor.)
Attach front and back pieces together by sewing the side-seams to each other. Begin at the bottom edge of sleeve and end at the hem. Repeat on other side.
Sew the front and back shoulders together. Begin at the edge of the sleeve and sew to the neckline. Repeat on other side.
Put a finished edge on the front and back neck-line. I used a white ribbon as trim. An alternative would be to simply turn under the edge and sew it.
Put a finished edge on the hem line and the sleeves.
Sew a tie onto each corner of the center back neckline
Locate matching points on the edges of back pieces, about midway down the back, and Sew a tie onto each side.
Sew on front pocket over the buttonhole.
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