Our MIssion & Process
The mission of the Wrapped in Love Project is to bring comfort to bereaved parents by repurposing wedding dresses into beautiful burial gowns and pockets for babies lost before, during, or soon after birth. Each layette includes a handkerchief made from the same fabric as the baby's garment. The gowns and pockets begin as beloved wedding dresses which are donated and cleaned. They are then patterned, stitched, & hand detailed by volunteers. Layettes are added to a care package with a hand stamped "Mother and Child" necklace from the Charlotte's Purpose Etsy Shop, a letter full of resources, "The First Days" survival guide, a memorial baby book, a journal, pen, and "Write Your Grief" bookmark, and special stationary for parents to write a letter to the baby.
The Wrapped in Love Studio
The Wrapped in Love Project began in a small corner of my art studio. Happy bunnies and trees still adorn the walls from this room's original purpose as my oldest son's nursery. I pretend to be too lazy to paint over them with a more "adult" decor, but the truth is that I still love that happy daddy bunny smiling back at the little one gazing up at him. As the Wrapped in Love project grew, we built a rack to house projects awaiting a sewist. These sit right next to my favorite handprint by the beloved little girl who inspired it all: Charlotte. This studio has seen a lot of tears, tulle, and tailoring.
Each Wrapped in Love layette set includes: