Students create custom outfits for conjoined twins

Students Create Custom Outfits for Conjoined Twins

The project served as a labor of love for Nicole Peacock and Emily Charlton.


When doctors eventually separate conjoined twins Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith Mata, the sisters likely will have no recollection of having spent the first year of their lives connected by their chests.

But thanks to a couple of Texas Tech University students, the twins’ parents, John and Elysse, have plenty of mementos to share with their daughters.

Nicole Peacock and Emily Charlton, students from the apparel design and manufacturing program, volunteered months of their personal time creating custom outfits for the 5-month-old twins.

Elysse received the garments last week, and it didn’t take long for her — and nurses — to play dress-up with the babies.

“We just want to say thank you to the students for devoting their time and talent,” Elysse said. “They have been such a blessing for us, and I can’t wait to show our daughters the outfits when they grow older. They will provide great memories.”

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