Sunday, December 6, 2009


I have some serious sewing cuteness to show you tomorrow, but first I thought it might be a good idea to answer a few comments and questions that folks have left here.  I really appreciate and read all of my comments, so please keep 'em coming!

I was pleasantly surprised at the response I got for Mitch's most recent scrub set.  I mean, we both thought they were pretty great.  I'm glad that all of y'all agreed!  Thanks for all of the encouraging and positive comments!  Now on to the questions...

Gwen - I have noticed that every hospital approaches the scrub color thing differently.  Where I did my training, there weren't any rules, per se, just unspoken understanding.  Here where Mitch works, the RNs, LVNs, techs, support staff, etc all are assigned a scrub color.  There are also different colors for different areas of the hospital.  The doctors don't have a specific color assigned, but if they wear one of the colors assigned to a specific staff member, it can be confusing.  That's what happened with Mitch's first scrub set.  By convention, non-surgical doctors wear a light blue-grey and surgeons and OBs wear "surgical" green.  I know, confusing.

Kris C. - I posted a comment on your blog, but just so's the world knows...  The neckline that I did is a mitered bound edge.  It wasn't as complicated as I thought it was going to be!  I saw this technique originally in the Reader's Digest Complete Book of Sewing, which I highly recommend.  I've checked it out from my local library at least three time, so I probably should get my own copy.  I went looking on Google for a tutorial for an inside mitered corner, but I couldn't find a good one, so I'll write one when I make the next set of scrubs.  That will likely be some time after Christmas, but soon.  Mitch really wants another set!
In answer to your question from my July 4th post, the final piece, the applique was from an online coloring page that I outlined roughly and transferred to fabric.  Satin stitching those rotor blades was tricky, but otherwise it was pretty fun.  Logan still loves that shirt!  I think it was this image that I used.

Kathi - Mitch is an Internist (ie, he takes care of grown-ups with general medical problems) at the moment.  He finishes his Residency in June, then next year will be starting a Fellowship in Critical Care and Pulmonology, after which he'll work in an ICU and as a lung specialist.   Thanks for asking!

I hope that covered any questions.  Please let me know if I missed your question and I will do my best to answer it!  Thanks again to all of you for your encouraging comments.  It helps me keep on sewing!


Kathi said...

Thanks for the answers!
Isn't it interesting how different hospitals handle the scrubs?
Will he be in a regular ICU, or will he be in a specialty ICU?
Do you ever wear scrubs?
I guess I shouldn't ask questions on the post where you answered questions!! Sorry!

KID, MD said...

LOL! I'll just answer you here. He'll work in a regular medical (as opposed to surgical) ICU when he finishes. While Mitch loves scrubs and would wear them every minute if he could, I avoid them like the plague. There is nothing less flattering on me than a shapeless pair of pants and a boxy top. Bleah! Even as a resident, when I had to wear scrubs I wore them with a cute tee.

Kathi said...

Yes, I think I would avoid scrubs also!