Friday, May 22, 2009

Shirt Refashion

I found this shirt at the thrift store and immediately loved the fabric. I thought I would cut it up and use it to make other projects but the more I thought about what it could become I realized the potential it had to become a new scrub top for work. I have had a pair of cranberry red pants that I picked up on clearance that I had set aside until I had time to sew a top that matched them. The pants matched the fabric perfectly!

The changes I made:
-cut off the sleeves and made a little fluttery edge
-turned the sleeves into pockets
-tapered the waist in so it would fit me more closely and not be so boxy shaped

An action shot at work. For those who don't know I work at a military hospital on the outpatient surgical floor.

These are some of the corpsmen who work on my unit. They love having pictures taken and they will love that they made it into a blog post. I could choose to wear the same scrubs that the military personnel have to wear but as a civilian I also have the opportunity to wear my own scrubs. Wearing color is definitely more appealing on most days. However, not having to launder my scrubs is also enticing. It is nice to have options!

1 comment:

  1. i love the scrub top!!! you are so creative to think that, i would have just cut it up. Very chic!!!