Saturday, September 12, 2020
Friday, September 11, 2020
Here is my finished Student Nurse Uniform. Based on my own Junior year outfit back in the day, some differences exist. The blue checks are the right value of blue but not the plaid we had, and the collar and cuffs were separate then and we had to put the uniform together every day. :) I purchased the white tights and little white shoes, but the dress and Bib-n-Apron and cap had patterns. However, I redid almost everything about some of the patterns and combined them in this outfit. The patterns I used were all Rosie's Doll Patterns. The dress is a reworking for front opening of the Vintage Dress. The Bib-n-Apron is the Pinafore Dress, the sleeves on the dress are from the Drop Waist Dress pattern. Cuffs were self-drafted.
If I make another one it will have a small scale plaid, and a redesigned collar - one piece collar all around. This has a two piece collar. :) I sewed little buttons on the front of the dress but it really closes with hook and loop tape. As does the bib-apron. Our bib and aprons back then were separate as well and we had to assemble that piece of our uniform too. That was very practical in terms of staying clean - the apron helped a lot. They deleted that from the uniform in the year after ours. Glad I wore the traditional uniform and had the traditional cap. :) This was a challenging and fun project.