Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Comfort Fabric

If you or a family member have spent any time in the Medical Industial Complex, you'll know what I'm talking about. Some nice nurse hands you a drab, limp, depressing hospital gown and draws the curtain. I've done my time at our local hospital, in fact, I have another MRI scheduled for later this month. But it never occurred to me (shame on me!) to make my own hospital gowns. This morning I was reading the Lazy Girl Designs Blog, and she told of how she made some gowns for her father, who has been ill.
She even linked to a free pattern to make our own hospital gown. Wouldn't this be a thoughtful gift for a sick friend? I am making one for myself, so I don't have to wear those horrible depressing things in the MRI area. Something cheerful, like this. Or maybe this.
It can be as goofy or silly as I like, because it's a hospital gown, for pete's sake.
Any cute cotton will do. I feel cheered up just thinking about making my own.
Amything that helps make a sick person feel better is a wonderful thing.
Thank you, Joan.


AuntieAllyn said...

The sound you just heard is the sound of me slapping myself upside my head and saying why didn't I think of that? What a great idea! I'm going to make one for me, for my annual visits to the ob/gyn, for my annual mammogram and physical. And I think they'd make adorable gifts for my similarly aged friends! Thanks for passing this along!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

That is an excellent idea! I hope the MRI goes well.

melissa said...

Strange that you should be forced to wear a gown... I was in hospital for 2 months last year and I only had to wear a gown once, and that was for the surgical theatre (we'll not go into those horrible compression leggings, eww). All the other times I was encouraged to wear my own clothes and pyjamas to feel more comfortable. Even for my MRI I just wore my normal clothes.

Is this common in the US or something (I'm in the UK)?