Scrub tops that don't shrink to your armpits; anyone know of any? - page 2

Hello, all! I need to purchase some new scrub tops for work, and I have a teensy dilemma. I can't decide which ones! I have been wearing the Landau printed v-neck tops with the two patch pockets... Read More

  1. by   KayNICUchsd
    Wow... Dickies has some really nice scrubs!!!
  2. by   Kayde
    my complaint is the v-neck. How many nurses can do their shift without bending over? I first noticed this problem while holding for a spinal tap. Havent worn it since. Only wear round neck T-shirts.
  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    For V-neck shirts i buy the next size down and that can fix the problem for me.

    Or i buy some plain white cotton and sew a half-circle piece of the fabric toward the bottom of the V-neck so i'm not flashing people
  4. by   kids
    I just pm'd you my list of scrub websites.

  5. by   NICU_Nurse
    Nancy, I pm'd you.

    Thanks, everyone, for the suggestions. I've found and ordered some tops, so hopefully they'll work out.

    Thanks again!
  6. by   Liddle Noodnik
    You know what makes me mad? Spending an arm and a leg for a matching jacket and top, then when you wash it you find out it's nowhere NEAR permanent press!
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    The REAL definition of permanent press:

    permanent press-- the permanent status of cotton clothing as wrinkled-up.

    Best option i can give is to dry your scrubs on meduim, then put them on a cool setting for about 10 minutes. If you can do your laundry at home

    The dryers at the laundromat have two setting: deep fry and refrigerator. I have to iron everything typically when i get back from there.
  8. by   Liddle Noodnik

    Tried all the tricks, no go.

    Anyone tried that spray stuff that you ... spray on ... stuff? To get wrinkles out of?

    I bermember them laundrymat dayz!

  9. by   obeyacts2
    I are better off having scrubs made.......a top can be made with 2 yds fabric, a skirt 1 yd, warmup type jacket 3 yds. Its the only way to get a good fit and you get to pick the prints/colors. I get compliments all the time on my Mary Englebreit tops. Watch the fabric stores and stock up on fabrics you like when on sale.....then when you are low, have a bunch made asssembly line. I stock up on sale fabrics...then when school i out and work is slow I sew like crazy. I have the luck:chuckle to have no shoulders to speak of and big boobs, plus I am short. I have just about given up on V-necks, nothing like putting on an old guys shoes and he can look at your belly button!!!!:imbar

  10. by   KailuaNurse
    I also make a majority of my Scrub tops. I am surprised at how expensive tops can be; also some of the patterns I just don't like. Scrub tops that I make usually cost me about $10. Plus, I can find really unique fabrics. I usually buy my scrub pants. Solid colors are easy and cheap to find. My advice find a friend who knows how to sew, that way you can find prints you like, they will be made to fit you, and also one of a kind!!!
  11. by   ERNurse752
    I almost always wear a fitted knit top, underneath a long-sleeved scrub jacket.

    I HATE scrub tops. Scratchy, stiff, can't move without flashing people, etc.

    I need to learn how to sew!
  12. by   kimmicoobug
    Oh Jeez! I never thought about the flashing part!!! I think I will be a bit more cautious from now on. So far Cherokee and Landau seem to work the best for me. I found Peaches to be cheaper, but shrinkage is bad. I thought I had gained 10 lbs in a week.
  13. by   Reabock
    I always wear a t-shirt under my scrub tops, no sense giving a free show! Also have made a few tops, very easy to do, in fact I have tons of fabric and need to get busy making some new ones. have never perfected pants though and generally buy the $9.97 twill ones in the proper colors at WalMart. I have gotten some nice tops from Jasco, ordering online but have noiced that some brands do shrink more than others. For a tall nurse, sewing and making a longer top might make more sense.