Hello U.S.A. scrub top

Added Jul 9, 2010

by loyl8

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I made this scrub top for the Fourth of July (American Independence Day). I love Hello Kitty!!! I saw this fabric and thought it was adorable..I had to have it to make a top out of it. I was inspired by the American past time of baseball (the raglan sleeve and rounded side at the bottom) and our GI’s (the cargo pockets, placket, and epaulet-esque button tabs and back piece).

I actually used a pattern for time sake. I used the sheath pattern from “Built by Wendy Dresses: The Sew U Guide to Making a Girl’s Best Frock” shortened it and adjusted to my needs. I added piping in-between the sleeves and the front/back of the shirt and around the placket. I made two medium sized inverted pleat cargo pockets with snaps. I got the idea from SewStylish Spring 2010 Magazine. I was going to add to smaller cargo pockets to the top, but it looked a little too much. I added inseam pockets on both sides. The front has darts for fitting. The back has an adjustable tab with snaps. I actually finally made my own bias tape and used it around the neckline and the bottom. The bottom I had other ideas, but this is what it came out to be. Slightly rounded on the side with a slit. I made the buttons from leftover fabric. The bottom of the sleeves I made wide bias tape and sewed it on, then added the button tabs with snaps. I really wanted to make it so the sleeves folded up, but not enough fabric. I paired this top with some olive green scrub pants and camo green running shoes for work. I wore my peace sign necklace to go along. I also made a cute stethoscope cover also. I did not make the pants this time. Hope you enjoy!!! Happy 4th and Happy Independence Day to all countries.

Material Notes

Hello Kitty cotton, Blue/white twill with a slight stretch, red/white piping, buttons, snaps, interfacing, thread, homemade bias tape, and my love for my country.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Other
Style
Business, Casual, Military
Material
Cotton

Credits

Photography

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    Jul 12, 2010, 03.52 PMby Jodi Wade

    Such cute happy fabric

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    Jul 11, 2010, 12.21 AMby Ophelia K

    I love it. When I saw a thumbnail pic, those colors caught my eyes, and now, the style! Great work! I also saw your profile and realized your husband is an artist? Mine too!

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      Jul 11, 2010, 06.54 AMby loyl8

      Thanks soo much!!!! Us artsy people have to stick together!!! Great job on everything you do.

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    Jul 9, 2010, 11.45 PMby rifka

    Super cute! This would definitely make me smile if you were attending to me.

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      Jul 10, 2010, 03.30 PMby loyl8

      oohhh thank you:)

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    Jul 9, 2010, 02.16 PMby lilybart

    How awesome!! I am also forced to wear scrubs on occasion… but Australians are very socialist when it comes to scrubs… they are all exactly the same and you’d look a bit stupid if you wore interesting ones. I am very envious of yours :)

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      Jul 9, 2010, 09.55 PMby loyl8

      thank you :) Well some hospitals do make you wear all blue or all white with white shoes and white socks, but I got lucky here they give you creative freedom and they all love them. So I definitely don’t take it for granted.

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    Jul 9, 2010, 08.40 AMby frankiesoup

    This is so cool! I also love Hello Kitty, and I really like how you tied in all kinds of little American touches – the GI and baseball inspiration makes it really special. :)

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      Jul 9, 2010, 09.48 AMby loyl8

      Thank you for the comment :)

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