A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Jingle bells, jingle bells, it's time to show off your TREE!  Show off your flocking and garland with us this year.
Total Members: 314,811
Currently Running With Scissors:
279 Guests and 8 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: white work attire  (Read 895 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
Offline Offline

Posts: 143
Joined: 26-May-2009

shes possesed, and she gets the hiccups.......

View Profile WWW
« on: September 02, 2009 11:39:22 AM »

I'm a dental student in need of some new clothes for work/school. As a crafty person I would like to make these myself but I'm totally lost at what kind of pattern I could work from. I have some sewing experience but this is a real challenge. I'd like to make something nicer than the binliner model I've been wearing for the last few years, but how to make something (slightly) fitted yet be able to move comfortably in it whitout putting strain on the seams?
Getting the fabric seems to have been the easy part.

These regulations apply to our clothing at school:
- no bare legs
- underarm bare
- no cleavage or neckline deeper than 10 cm from the neck
- being able to sit in it for hours whitout severing of some arteries
- no frills

has anybody made some medical/dental clothing themselves?

I'm never having kids, I hear they take 9 months to download
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2009 09:00:20 AM »

There are some really cute, modern scrub patterns out there now. It isn't all about the unisex scrubs anymore! I personally prefer a low rise scrub pant and a longer shirt so I don't end up showing panty. I know I've seen several Simplicity patterns that are a much more modern fit.
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

May the Ghost Squid be with you.
Offline Offline

Posts: 12101
Joined: 06-Jan-2008

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2009 01:45:38 PM »

A practical and beautiful garment style is the Salwar Kameez suit from India. Though a lot of the beauty is in the fabric choice, the shape is still nice enough to look good in white, I think.

It is basically a long tunic with loose-fitting trousers. The tunic is usually somewhat fitted at the waist, sometimes with a more empire waistline. The Churidar style trousers have tight ankles but extra length in the leg to allow comfortable movement.

The sad thing is it is hard to find patterns for these! 

Here's a link I found to a pattern, but I haven't tried it.


Free tutorial, but not much detail:



"We can have anything we want, because we can make it." - RovingAnarchist

Jessica R
Offline Offline

Posts: 58
Joined: 18-Mar-2009

Anything worth doing is worth overdoing!

View Profile
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2009 06:03:25 PM »

  Look for vintage patterns. You can use dress patterns and only make them from the hips up for the top and you will get a wide variety of different styles and still have the coverage that is required for the job.
  You can also use light weight zip-up jackets if you use stiffer fabric eg http://www.flickr.com/photos/26168995@N00/2531896110/in/set-72157605182953598/ I used a heavier quilting flannel for this one and raised the neckline a little.
  Ebay is a great resource for vintage patterns plus if you do a search on the internet you will find a bunch of really great vintage pattern shops where you can get really great deals.

Hoops & Scissors, Needles & Thread.
Don't loose pins while on the bed!
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Fabric Beads
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Quilted Scissors Cozy
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Brigaderios

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.