DIY Hospital Gown
I've seen a few designer hospital gowns and searched online but I decided I could make my own. Through this pregnancy I've constantly been looking for DIY projects to do around the house and rather than 'nesting' I've created quite a pile of DIY projects in my craft room.
I modified the free hospital gown pattern that I found here and it also has a set of instructions. I took it in about 1" all around and shortened it 1 inch as I am only 5'2". I also cut out extra strips of fabric as well as interfacing for the shoulders and back where I sewed on the velcro to secure the gown closed for more reinforcement.
First I attached the back piece of extra fabric and interfacing onto straight edge of both back pieces, this is where I would later sew on the velcro.
Next I folded down the tops of each shoulder piece and sewed them down so they would overlap nicely.
I attached the velcro about 1" apart along shoulder on both sides and about 3" apart down the back. I cut the velcro into 1" pieces then halved the width so they would fit onto the shoulder.
This is the finished gown that I wore to the hospital on my delivery day.