Anyone else prefer custom made scrubs

  1. 0 I am 46 years old, really. The last 10 years I have switched from landaus, and all my scrubs are custom made and fitted. I also decide on the material used. I have gotten away from the synthetics and prefer to have all mine made from renewable sources. Organic cotton, and even lately from bamboo cloth which is very comfortable but also very lasting. I prefer materials from renewable sources.
    I also prefer having them custom fitted and designed. There are certain ways that I like my scrubs designed. I can easily afford it, so I do pamper myself a little in this regard.
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    Quote from Iam46yearsold
    I am 46 years old, really. The last 10 years I have switched from landaus, and all my scrubs are custom made and fitted. I also decide on the material used. I have gotten away from the synthetics and prefer to have all mine made from renewable sources. Organic cotton, and even lately from bamboo cloth which is very comfortable but also very lasting. I prefer materials from renewable sources.
    I also prefer having them custom fitted and designed. There are certain ways that I like my scrubs designed. I can easily afford it, so I do pamper myself a little in this regard.
    I found great scrubs that I actually love wearing now......Koi brand. They are 55% cotton/45% poly and are the most comfortable, well fitting scrubs with tons of pockets. We are allowed ONE color, so thankfully they have a color very similiar to the one we are allowed.........

    I highly recommend them. The KOI brand runs about $24 per piece online....oh and they are junior fit, so order one size up if you are not junior sized....
    Last edit by JennRN65 on Sep 8, '08
  5. Visit  lpnflorida profile page
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    hmmmmmmmmmm the custom scrubs sound wonderful.

    Not in my budget at this time though.

    Maybe someday if that becomes a priority for me.
  6. Visit  Iam46yearsold profile page
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    Forgot to mention there are some delightful materials coming from the use of hemp also. All natural. No synthetics. Trouble with linens made from hemp.
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  7. Visit  flea44 profile page
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    sure do, I make my own and then can put all the pockets I want where I want. Sewing is also "my" time. Also I suffer(ha-ha) from short leg dz and hate buying clothes only to have to hem them to fit me. Now I just adjust the pattern to how I want it to be on me. Have also had fun adding lace to cover the wear and tear around the neck. Everyone wonders where I get my scrubs. I love watching their faces when I tell them I sew them. Sometimes patients recognize the patterns from material stores and we share sewing secrets and stories.
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  8. Visit  DA314 profile page
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    Where do you find custom made scrubs?
  9. Visit  Iam46yearsold profile page
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    I have this very nice local Hispanic Seamstress. She designs them and custom fits them to me. Actually very affordable. My choice of organic all natural materials. Cut the way I like them to fit on me. Yes probably a little pretentious of me, But then thats who I am.
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  10. Visit  alidif profile page
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    I'm thinking about having scrubs custom made from some kind of warmer material than scrubs usually are. I work hospice in people's homes, so I'm constantly outside freezing. I'm not sure what kind of fabric, but I know these thin, commercially available scrubs just don't cut it!!! Any ideas??
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    Quote from alidif
    I'm thinking about having scrubs custom made from some kind of warmer material than scrubs usually are. I work hospice in people's homes, so I'm constantly outside freezing. I'm not sure what kind of fabric, but I know these thin, commercially available scrubs just don't cut it!!! Any ideas??

    I find all natural materials to be a bit warmer. Cotton, Bamboo, even hemp. All from replenishable sources
  12. Visit  sillyxaria profile page
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    omg, it's too cool that y'alls sew/have custom-made scrubs..i would never think to...since i'm not too handy on the sewing machine.
    so creative!!!
  13. Visit  morte profile page
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    Quote from alidif
    I'm thinking about having scrubs custom made from some kind of warmer material than scrubs usually are. I work hospice in people's homes, so I'm constantly outside freezing. I'm not sure what kind of fabric, but I know these thin, commercially available scrubs just don't cut it!!! Any ideas??
    since you are basically doing homecare, do you really need to wear scrubs?
    especially the pants? maybe find some heavier pants in regular clothing to coordinate with scrub tops?.....
  14. Visit  Iam46yearsold profile page
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    Quote from sillyxaria
    omg, it's too cool that y'alls sew/have custom-made scrubs..i would never think to...since i'm not too handy on the sewing machine.
    so creative!!!

    I can hold my own, on a sewing machine. However I have a personal seamstress for the everything else. Life is good.
  15. Visit  vtrainer profile page
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    This reply is in response to the readers who would like to have their scrubs custom made. I am a professional seamstress with over 38 years experience in the sewing industry. Just today, I received an order from someone at an optometrists' office for a scrub top with a high school logo on the upper pocket. I thought " how cute". This is a winner!! If anyone is looking for a seamstress for custom made scrubs, just respond to this post and I will get back with you.
    Thanks!!


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