As you probably know by now I spend every spare second around my day job, my 1 year old son and my hubby trying to be creative, which makes me happy. However, something that makes me happier is when my creativity can benefit someone else, and I was very excited to discover Wrap Pyjama Fairies who are dedicated to helping kids feel more comfortable while in hospital. The charity consists of a group of volunteers aka ‘fairies’ who help the charity leaders by making PJs and gowns for children in hospital, which are then distributed free of charge (with just £3 to pay for postage) to families and children who need their hospital stays brightening up.
Needless to say I have officially become a Wrap Pyjama Fairy now that I have made my first gown out of this cheeky cycling elephant fabric. You might assume that a gown is a fairly straight forward and easy item to sew but I soon learnt that is not true as they have to be able to open/tie in various places which means more open edges and that in turn means more hemming. I hadn’t sewn with knit fabric until about 3 months ago and now I struggle to make clothes out of woven fabric because of the lack of stretch. This is definitely adding another string to my bow but next on my list are some PJs with some safari fabric my son chose on one of our many trips to Leeds Market, as there are more finished seams which makes it quicker and more like the clothes I’m used to making!
If you are interested in being a fairy yourself then pop over to the facebook group, or if you would prefer to make a donation to help this great cause then please head to the Wrap Pyjama Fairies Crowdfunding page to make some children a little more comfortable in hospital. I consider myself lucky that rather than spending time in hospital with my son who is healthy I get to spend time at home with him and having time to sew, but if you spend time in hospital with your child and would like to know more then please do contact Wrap Pyjama Fairies as this is why the charity exists and I intent to sew as much as possible to help in my small way.