|2 yards of kerchief linen.|
So I will make the garment like a cross, with the neck hole large in the center. It will fold over her and fasten along the underarms and sides with buttons and loops. One feature it will have in common with our family's gowns is an appliquéd cross, white linen on white linen, which I will probably put on both back and front.
Along with the gown, a cap. I plan to make a simple cap with ties, again adding a cross appliquéd in white linen.
I will not make my first gown out of this linen, so to begin I will use muslin. I may save the cap until she is born, to be sure it will fit.