But this fabric in particular caught my eye because it was different, I wasn't sure really what it was suppose to be, so I looked at the selvage and first saw the "Quilt of Dreams" and thought that was unique in itself, read a little farther down the selvage and saw that the fabric was made for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
That was pretty amazing - how neat is it to make a gown for a child battling illness and fighting for their life with fabric that a portion of the sales were given to one of the most spectacular children's hospitals in the United States and the world?!
I have seen fabric before that benefits ConKerr Cancer, Autism Speaks and a couple other big organizations I can't think of the names right now, but it is always so exciting to pick up fabrics to use for special projects, such as our hospital gowns, and know that another group is benefiting from the proceeds to help THOUSANDS of children.
Well from the seamstress side of it - especially making these hospital gowns for each child, it was humbling...it was rewarding in some ways, but even more so it made this particular gown so much more meaningful and special.
The fabric itself is film strips, I wasn't sure that this fabric would ever work for a hospital gown, but then I received a gown requests for a teen girl who loves the T.V. Show "Glee." There was now potential for this fabric to be used for a gown.
When I read more into the gown request, it was like all the pieces of a puzzle were being put together - this fabric was meant for this request...it was meant for Hope
Hope is 16 years old and has been diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anemia and also had a bone marrow transplant in 2012. She was born with Spina Bifida and hydrocephalus. She has inspired hope in her family and those that know her.
Now it was time to Gleek up the gown for Hope - and this is what we did to create Hope a gown that is just as special as she is.