Founded in Indianapolis in 2014 by Marie Murphy, a career NICU nurse, who observed firsthand a very sad need – appropriate burial garments for infants who do not survive. The devastating loss of their baby was compounded with the realization that no suitable garments were available for their precious child’s final journey.
Following research and consultations, simple designs were adapted to address the specific challenges and requirements of medical and burial professionals. By transforming donated wedding dresses, beautiful yet practical burial gowns and infant pockets for the tiniest babies, were created to fill the need.
Through a network of dedicated volunteer seamstresses across the United States ‘Dream Gowns…become Angel Gowns.’
learning to sew early on.
Our Little Angel Gowns are suitable for infants from under one pound to over 13 pounds. For infants, too small for a gown, we offer a specially designed pocket that best accommodates their size. We offer gowns for girls, unisex, and small boys; a modified tuxedo design is available for boys three pounds to 13 pounds. Also available are matching or compatible outfits for multiple births. Each gift is individually packaged and includes a matching bonnet and keepsake heart memento.
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