Scrub tops that don't shrink to your armpits; anyone know of any? - page 3

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   Jen2
    Anyone have a web site of where I may get a pattern? I have looked for scrub top patters before and was unable to find one.
  2. by   NICU_Nurse
    If I wanted to get some made, where would I go? I can't sew, really...would just a regular seamstress be able to do this?
  3. by   babs_rn
    I find that the new Downy Advanced, combined with pulling the scrubs out of the dryer and hanging them up just as soon as the dryer finishes, eliminates my having to iron a THING....

    What I'm looking for and cannot find, are the disposable scrubs - I work in hemodialysis and it would make matters MUCH easier to just chunk the scrubs at the end of the day rather than ruin my good ones with bleach all the time and it would save me on laundry too, since the vast majority my laundry I do is my scrubs - I've checked around online, asked around different uniform shops, to no avail....

    anyone with any suggestions on that?

    Last edit by babs_rn on Aug 11, '03
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    If you're going to wal-mart to get your fabric, they have the patterns there. Typically the employees that work in the craft dept. have helped so many ppl with getting material and patterns for scrubs that they can probably go to the exact drawer that the pattern is sitting in and get it.
  5. by   Sarah, RNBScN
    Registered: Oct 2001
    Posts: 2710
    Post #17

    I just pm'd you my list of scrub websites.


    Can you share some of those?
    That would be really nice and appreciated.
  6. by   imenid37
    i like peaches scrubs. they have lots of cottons and blends. i haven't had problems w/ shrinkage w/ them. i often buy from they don't have a huge selection, but they have really super prices-including free shipping on orders over $50.00. also uniform has good deals. i like wearing my own scubs vs those that they supply us at work that are the consistency of poster board.
    Last edit by imenid37 on Aug 12, '03
  7. by   Nurse89
    I've found its getting the right fit and sticking with it. Landau and Cherokee look good, wash well and feel soft. I wear the newer "soft scrubs" sometimes and they are real comfy too. After you wash the ones from Landau and Cherokee a few times, they are even softer. (As others have posted also, I never had a problem with shrinkage or fading with them). Again, try to get the right fit..they're all made differently it seems, and it's a bit frustrating at first, but I've found it works. No "free shows" when you bend over and no stiff, scratchy material.
  8. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    The scrubs at work are a last-minute decision if i spill coffee on myself. They are pressed but they have a ton more wrinkles then if i left mine balled up in the back of my closet, and look hideous.
  9. by   WhiteCaps
    Funny thing, clothes seem to shrink just hanging in my closet!
  10. by   NICU_Nurse
    Well! I found out that Landau makes prints in the Cottonality scrub design (the 100% cotton ones), so I've ordered seven of them. I got one white top (to go with the pants I have that don't match anything) and 6 prints. I had used the solid color Cottonality before, and it was the only one of mine that didn't shrink (I don't know...maybe it's just me, but I like 'em to mostly cover my butt!), so when I found out that they had prints, too, I went wild. I now will have enough tops to last me into 2008.

    I think when the holidays roll around I'm going to try to find someone who can make scrub tops so I can get some in special holiday-type prints. Until then, these will work just fine. Thanks for all of the suggestions!

    Nancy, I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to post that list you sent me on here for others.

    Nancy's list:
    My 2 favorites will show the matching solids for all of the prints, both are user friendly:

    Seem to have a really good selection at decent prices, some I have bought from over the years, some I haven't but have heard good things about :

    Expensive (but some really pretty stuff):

    Haven't bought anything from but have heard good things:

    I haven't bought anything from them in years, have some nice looking stuff, have heard mixed reviews on the fabric quality:
  11. by   NICU_Nurse
    I just want to say that if any of you are looking for plus-sized pediatric prints, the first two sites (these are the only ones I've visited so far!) have Disney prints in plus sizes up to 5x. Some of them don't come in those sizes, but some do, so check it out. Usually the sites don't sell Disney prints up to 5x, only to 2 or 3x, so just thought I'd pass that on to 'ya.
  12. by   NICU_Nurse
    Okay, am I just spending far too much time working, or is anyone else guilty of going scrub crazy? I'm having to literally restrain myself from buying anything else! I think I need to pursue a hobby!

    (guilty, shamefaced look as she slinks away)
  13. by   prmenrs
    Kristi--when I retired last summer, I had over 30!!! scrub tops in my closet, and a commensuarte # of matching pants. All occassions were covered! I still have ~ 10, but many are 4x, and I now take 3x, so am VERY tempted to buy more. I have resisted so far.

    Seems like some designs don't fit no matter what--usually too tight in the bottom, too loose on top--and i am by no means small in the chest. In fact, since I measure the same top and bottom, ?for whom were they made?

    If only I could wear them somewhere else.....