Monday, August 11, 2014

Sewing Your Own Scrubs: Pattern Suggestions

Scrubs are simple in style and made of basic, easy-care fabrics. By making your own scrubs you can achieve flattering fit and use fabrics and colors beyond what you find in ready-to-wear styles. Look for pattern sales at your local fabric store and get several of these simple and useful patterns.
McCall's 6473
This is an excellent pattern for women who want a more fitted scrub top instead of relatively shapeless unisex tops. There are four variations of a pullover scrub top with set-in sleeves in two lengths, in-seam or patch pockets, and flattering princess seams. An elastic casing gives more definition to the waist.
This pattern is especially good for full-figured ladies because it offers three different front pattern pieces: one for A or B-cup sizes and others for C or D. The sewer can easily get a good fit through the bust area without changing the waistline or altering the bust darts of a standard pattern.
The pants have elastic in the back and a variety of pocket options. A top and pants can be made with four to five yards of 45" fabric.
McCall's 6107
This pattern for unisex scrubs includes an easy scrub top with sleeves cut onto the body, two different scrub caps, a lab coat, and comfortable scrub pants with a full elastic waist. A scrub dress with a tie belt is also included. The top and pants are very easy to make and require four to five yards of fabric. A matching cap can also be cut from that yardage.
Simplicity 3542
Women's pull-on pants, empire waist tops and scrub jackets are all included in this pattern. Short or long sleeves, pockets, and contrasting trim options are included. The pattern comes in misses andplus size ranges.
Simplicity 4378
This pattern includes men's and women's mock-wrap and V-neck pullover tops, a snap-front scrub top, and drawstring pants. Instructions are included for sporty stripes down the sleeves if desired. Simplicity 4107 is the plus-sized version of this pattern.
New Look 6634
New Look patterns are known for a little extra style and this scrubs pattern is no exception. A pullover basic scrub top is included, along with pull-on pants with cargo pockets, a scrub cap, and a cute wrap top or dress for ladies. The size range includes teens, men and women.

One or two basic patterns can provide the foundation for a complete working wardrobe if you are in a medical profession. Any of these patterns would be appropriate for nurses, pharmacy technicians, doctors or medical office personnel. Enjoy making one-of-a-kind scrubs that are custom fit just for you.