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Mini-Kimono Commotion scrub set

Added Jan 19, 2010

by loyl8

Wauwatosa, Wisco...






I wanted to make some asian inspired scrubs. I found this really pretty asian looking fabric and this other fabric that has parasols on it. I started this set a while ago, but it went in the to-do-later pile. So I finished it last week. I added a lot of detail to the scrubs: piping, top stitching, hand sewn on usable frog closures, matching fabric buttons, set in small kimono-ish sleeves, french seams, belt loops. I love pockets so besides the 2 pockets on the bottom I added inseam pockets on the top and on the pants. The pants also have side pockets with top stitching. I did not use a pattern. I looked online and drafted from there. The collar has interfacing to keep its shape. The top doesn’t need the belt, but I thought it added to the idea of the top kind of obi-ish. The pants I made a little big so when I wash and dry they will fit perfectly. ( I know I should wash before hand). They were a hit with my co-workers, patients, and families. They stood up the test at work!!!

Material Notes

asian inspired cotton fabric, rust colored cotton fabric (pants and belt loops), parasol cotton fabric, 2 different sizes of peach bias tape, peach piping, small and large white frog closures, make your own fabric button kit, thread, 12 and 14 size universal needles, and of course love. ;.>




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Casual



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    Jul 4, 2011, 10.46 AMby amyhewison

    Oh I think I love you! Just looked at all your scrubs designs (I am in the medical profession also) and I think it is sooo fabulous that you make work…..fabulous! Absolutely inspiring!! (Oh and by the way, I am recently enamoured of bunting – isn’t that a great word – and totally LOVE the ‘comfy pants’ project with the notes to husband. Awesome) x

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      Jul 4, 2011, 07.59 PMby loyl8

      I think you made me blush a little :). Thank you for such a sweet comment and yes they are fabulous :) Try making some of your own only practice makes perfect

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    Oct 19, 2010, 03.20 PMby nehmah

    Great work on your “work clothes”. My DIL is an RN (bragging here) who used to work the cardiac post-op floors and trauma surgery suites. I asked her if she would like some nice prints. Her reply put the bland scrubs in a different light. “No, it would most likely be spattered with body fluids on the floor. In surgery, they need to be able to look and see if you have any blood on you.” Apparently, the green came about because of the “shock factor” if patient or family saw fresh blood on white." Nehmah

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      Oct 19, 2010, 08.13 PMby loyl8

      Thank you. Yeah every dept. is different. Surgery usually comes in their own clothes and leaves in their own clothes. Sometimes that would be nice so I didn’t take body fluids and germs home.

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    Mar 5, 2010, 03.49 AMby loyl8

    I wore my srubs to the mall the other day to go shopping (at an upity mall) before work and I got soo many compliments but it was funny because they thought it was my normal clothes. When I told them it was my scrubs for work and I made them they were blown away. It was a good feeling:) just thought I’d share.

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    Jan 26, 2010, 08.55 AMby lybu

    It looks very comfy. Beautiful fabric.

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    Jan 20, 2010, 09.28 PMby grayscout

    I’m with mo-mo-sew-sew…exciting scrubs cheer up a visit to a hospital. If I wore a uniform everyday, I think I hope I would be as creative as you with them. You look so nice!

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    Jan 20, 2010, 05.23 AMby smallone

    officially the cutest, coolest, most beautiful scrubs ever!

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    Jan 20, 2010, 01.21 AMby javamama

    Beautiful! Great job making the practical every day stuff into art.

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    Jan 19, 2010, 11.48 PMby tangerinetea

    Ah how lovely! Well done.. you are so lucky in the states to be able to wear the scrubs you want, I’m always very jealous of those gorgeous designs when putting on my bland scrubs here in NZ!!

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      Jan 20, 2010, 08.55 AMby loyl8

      Well Im taking advantage of my scrub creativity. I have worked some places where I only could wear blue or white and some where we had scrubs given to us to wear. So you are not alone. Thanks for the comment.

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    Jan 19, 2010, 07.27 AMby mo-mo-sew-sew

    very cool!! i’ve always appreciated nurses who jazzed up their scrubs!!! these would have to be the jazziest i’ve seen in a while. i bet you could make a killing selling them. love the “karate kid” pic as well!!

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