Hospitals and other healthcare facilities are in dire need of protective gear like face masks, however many are beginning to run dangerously low on hospital gowns as well. This quick and easy free pattern is a fantastic stash-buster that doubles as a helpful deed; plus, it comes in both adult and kids sizes and it can close in the front or the back. It seems like most places are calling for 100% cotton material, but be sure to contact your local hospital to see what they need!
All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. See chart below for sizing specifications. Note, this specific pattern is available up to a size 30.
First, attach your front gown panels to the back at the sides, like you see below. I recommend using French seams here to keep the inside of the gown neat and more comfortable.
Next, create each of your sleeves by sewing up the inseam.
Set each sleeve into the armscye of your gown, like you see below. Be sure to align the sleeve inseam with the gown side seam.
Now, your gown should be beginning to take shape! Finish off the neckline with a small 1/8″-1/4″ rolled hem. Alternatively, you can use bias tape here.
Finish the sleeves, center front, and bottom of your gown with regular rolled hems.
Create your ties, sewing along the long edge with fabric faces together. Pull them right side out with a loop turner or something similar, and press. Alternatively, you can use twill tape or ribbon.
Pin the center of each tie on one side of your front hospital gown following the guides on your pattern. Sew into place.
On the opposite front gown panel, add corresponding buttonholes, like you see below.