Uncomfortable waistline - page 4

In my nursing program we are limited to wearing Cherokee workwear brand scrubs. I have a little bit extra fluff around my middle both from having kids and some that is just fat for which I have... Read More

  1. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from grntea
    it's easy to thread 1- 1.5" elastic through the channel where the drawstring is. if the drawstring is stitched into the center back seam, you can just open that up and the sew it back together when you're done.

    if you want to be really fancy you can make a whole new drawstring that's 6" old drawstring > length of elastic that's comfortable when stretched to fit > 6" old drawstring. then when you tie the drawstring in front all you've done is activate the elastic, it looks the same, and you're comfortable. use a really big safety pin to thread it through and make sure the elastic isn't twisted before you sew it all up. or just do the elastic and you can sew a drawstring bow on the front.

    not to hijack this thread again.. but i have been using the loseit app for my iphone for 12 weeks and have lost 23 pounds, right on target for my 2 pounds a week plan, allowing for a week traveling and gorging myself on restaurants and designer martinis. all my pants are too big now. :d
    ​i love the fancy new drawstring idea! i'm going right upstairs now to start measuring my scrubs for new drawstrings!
  2. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from runforfun
    i thought this thread was really great, reading about different ways to get my scrubs to fit my awkward body was interesting to me. you really don't need to attack the original poster. the post is about scrubs, no woman hating. i'm sure you could stir up a great thought-provoking debate under its own thread though-oknurse2be might even participate, if you ask nicely.
    ​not attacking, educating.
  3. by   OKNurse2be
    Quote from ruby vee
    ​not attacking, educating.
    while i can appreciate someone that would try to educate me on something, the way you came across felt like an attack. i am all for learning new things, like new words, so i found the word "misogyny" interesting to learn. however, i did not appreciate having my statements picked apart and assumptions made about me as a person based on those statements. especially since they had no bearing whatsoever on the original intention behind this thread. i have been here on an a while, and i have always had great respect for your input on threads. i have to admit i was surprised that someone i have respect for, would respond to my statement the way you did.

    i don't want this whole thing to take away from the thread, which has produced so many interesting and fantastic ideas on how to improve scrub fit!! thank you everyone for contributing your ideas and suggestions!!
  4. by   tothepointeLVN
    I've done the elastic drawstring extension thing before. If your sneaky you can do it in a way where you don't have to rethread it. Means there will be less elastic in there (about 1/3) but no fiddling threading
  5. by   llib
    You might try having a seamstress or even do it yourself, but sew some elastic in the waist band. The elastic should be sewn with gaps that stretch when you pull the draw string