Newborn Raglan Sleeve Day Gown with Pin Tucks and Lace Insertion

Updated: Oct 22, 2018

Newborn Day Gown

This sweet day gown is constructed from a pattern that Sarah Howard Stone and I adjusted in 1997 to use for my second daughter. I went into preterm labor at 24 weeks with my daughter and I proceeded to spend the next twelve weeks on bed rest. Four weeks of that time was spent in the hospital. Knowing that she would be early and tiny, I wanted to create a gown for her to come home in. The regular size day gown would most definitely have swallowed her. She arrived at 36 weeks weighing 5 lbs 3 oz and she was only 4 lbs 13 oz when it was time to go home. This smaller “newborn” size was perfect for her and she wore it until she was 12-14 lbs.