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Hello U.S.A. scrub top

Added Jul 9, 2010

by loyl8

Eureka , Califor...






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.




Garment Type
Business, Casual, Military



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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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