Added Jul 9, 2010
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.
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.
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