Monday, October 21, 2013

Extra Tiny Wee Care Gown

Small, very small, less than 1 pound.  That is the size baby this gown will fit.
Cut from a soft pink batiste.
The lace is old, very old, it was my grandmother's, found in her sewing box wrapped in a bit of tissue.
Smocked with "Waterlilies" 12 ply silk thread using only 2 strands.
The pattern may be found here.

I read a post earlier today on Martha Broyles' blog.  She too had created a tiny pink Wee Care gown. Please take a moment to read her post.  I was so touched by one of the comments, I quote in part, "You have just made the ONLY gown this baby will ever wear." 
That thought, makes this project so worthwhile....so very important, such an honor to be a small part of....well, so to speak an "Extra Tiny" part of.

Love to all,
Deb

14 comments:

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

It is just heart breaking that tiny little babes are taken before they have a chance to really live. It must leave a hole in the hearts of those families. I can't begin to imagine.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Like Connie, I can't even begin to imagine the heart ache. What you're doing with these wee little gowns is so very important.

Createology said...

I can't bear to think of the sadness. I can only rejoice in your beautiful gift of labor and love in making these precious little gowns and caps. Soft pink smiles my friend...

ShirleyC said...

Very, very special indeed!

margaret said...

so tragic for these tiny babies but so lovely to have them dressed in tiny dresses made with such love and care

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Deb,
I too don't want to think about the heart ache and sadness. Your tiny dress is just perfect and made with so much care and love.
You rock girl.
Hugs,
Marie

Peggy Jones said...

Deb, they are beautiful. I don't know if I told you or not but we lost our first pregnancy, twin girls, at birth many years ago. I did not get to see them. Too sick. My husband buried them after they were prepared by the sisters at the hospital. This is so touching. I see where you and Vickie got to spend a day together again. I had sent my scarf and a hat to her. Hope to see her photos soon.

FredaB said...

When I was making them I never thought of them as being the last gown they would ever wear. Thinking of it that way makes it so special just what you are doing.

Hugs
FredaB

desertskyquilts said...

So very tiny - unbelievable. Your smocking has quickly become entirely gorgeous. I love the lace on the hat; how generous to use something so special.

Vicki Boster said...

You take my breath away my friend- this precious little gown is an absolute treasure. Your friends words are so very true-- a little gown like this is often all there is as a remembrance-- you are so gifted and so kind to take on a project such as this. The smoking is exquisite. You are creating heirlooms--xoxo
Vicki

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

You really have made me think about something that never really crossed my mind. I have thought of the pain that people must go through, but not about what a baby would wear. It is so special to add your grandmother's lace...thank you for what you are doing.

JennyPennyPoppy said...

So touching and beautiful.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Deb. The wee gown you have handmade with love will be such a treasure indeed. Your work is incredibly beautiful. Hugs Judy

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