Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Challenge

There is an opportunity coming up that will only happen one more time for the next century.  What is that you ask?  A date where all of the numbers are the same, 11-11-11.  I really wanted to do something awesome on this day, something that would be monumental.  Then I came up with the perfect idea: 11 dresses for Emma's Ensembles on 11-11-11.  Our sew fun girl's night is all set up and ready to roll.
This is where all of you come in.  I want to challenge all of you to get your girlfriends together on this date, make tons of treats and sew like crazy.  Everyone wants a girl's night out and this is a night when your spouse or significant other would have a hard time saying no to you going.  I mean honestly just say, "Honey I have a night of service on November 11th."  Do you think they will say no?
Who is willing to take on this challenge with me?

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Mission Accomplisheed

Back in August I was feeling very overwhelmed at how I was going to accomplish my goal of 10 dresses. It seemed like a daunting task since I couldn't sew and I didn't have any supplies. I had a thought to ask a friend in my LDS ward if she could help me sew a dress for Emma. I wanted at least one dress sewn by me. After our discussion we decided to make it into a girls night. That led to two girl's night since we had so many people wanting to help and so many supplies that were donated. I unfortunately didn't have my camera on the first night but we had 6 ladies come and help us sew and we got 5 dresses done. The 2nd girls night we 8 people come and we finished 8 dresses for a total of 14 dresses. It was so fun to get together with friends and to honor my sweet baby. It truly meant a lot to me to have them come and spend time to honor Emma. I also had a college roommate who wanted to help and her whole family helped make dresses. She gave me 3 of them and she told me they have 30 cut out ready to sew. I was shocked she had so many done. I was so thrilled to be able to take 6 dresses to the mortuary, 7 to the hospital and still have 3 in my stash at home to replenish the supplies. I truly hope they don't get used often but I am glad they will be there to ease the burden of a family who was blessed with an angel. Thank you to everyone who helped me accomplish this goal. It would have not happened without all of you so THANK YOU!!
The dresses
Sew Fun Girls Night

Thursday, June 23, 2011


I just wanted to say thank you to those who have been willing to donate to Emma's Ensembles. Some of our dear friends were blessed with an angel this week. When he called me I was so grateful we had the money to be able to pay for a dress for his daughter. It is so hard to see others having to walk this road but I am so glad we are able to ease their journey just a little bit.
I also wanted to say a big thank you to Little Things Mean a Lot in American Fork, Utah. I have bought both of my boys blessing outfits there and loved their selection. It also helps that they are only a couple of blocks from the mortuary we are working with. When our friends went in to buy their angel's dress Little Things sold it to them at wholesale. She said they are not going to make money on someone's heartache. I was so happy to hear that. If you are down in Utah County please stop in this store and support them. They have darling clothes and they are great people.
To our dear friends, we love you and will continue praying for you. To those who have donated and are in the process of sewing, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. Thanks for honoring not only my angel daughter but all those other angels out there as well.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Sizes and such

I have had a few people ask me what sizes we are looking for and if there are any specifics. We honestly want to focus more on the micro-preemie size, 20-26 weekers, as those gowns are nearly impossible to find at a store for boys and girls. I found this chart online that will give you an idea of the size of these little ones. Chart We will take anything you are willing to donate as I am sure we can find a need for all of them. Also it is best if the back is open as it is easier to dress the little ones that way. You can either do Velcro or a snap just on the back of the dress. If you are looking for a pattern you can google micro-preemie sewing patterns and there are several free sites out there. You could also use a doll pattern as well. If you are local I have the dress the hospital put Emma in when she was born that I can let you use to create a pattern. Just email me and I can get it to you.
Here are some pictures of Emma's gown to give you an idea of what we are thinking:

Thank you for being willing to donate!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Our story

Our sweet baby girl was born still on September 21, 2010. As we planned for the funeral we had a hard time finding just the right outfit to bury our daughter in. Thankfully, we had friends listening to the whisperings of angels who found a website that had the perfect dress.
We have wanted to find a way to honor our daughter and to help ease the burden of others who were blessed with angels. As we thought back on our journey we thought back to this great gift we were given and Emma's Ensembles was created.
We want to provide burial clothing to the hospital and mortuary who served our family. Our goal is to have the clothing to donate on Emma's first birthday.
How can you help? We are looking for any kind of donations. If you have the talent to sew we will take hand made clothing for boys and girls. If you have any fabric, preferably white, that you are willing to donate we will take that. If you are far away and just want to help we will take monetary donations. We will also take clothing that you have purchased.
We are excited for this project and the opportunity of honoring Emma.