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Medical Scrub Fabric for Nurses, Doctors, Orderlies and Lab Techs

Nurses, doctors and health care professionals who are required to wear scrubs have a good idea of what works and does not work for them in the regulation attire.  The " one-size-fits-all " approach to hospital issued scrubs just does not cut it sometimes, you know? Do you relate to any of these statements? You need a larger pocket for your stethoscope. You won’t wear scrubs with less than two shirt pockets. You like lots of pockets on the pants like cargo pants. You can’t stand pockets on the pants because they pull the pants down. You want a longer scrub top to cover your hips & "thangs" better. You work so hard your side seams are starting to burst. You need something shorter/longer because of your height. You need a fuller cut in the bust, but you don’t want to look like you are wearing a tent at the waist. OK, OK, OK….. You get the idea.  We all have our preferences.  So, what to do? Vogue Fabrics is now carrying
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Beachcomber Reversible Cotton Gauze Fabric  $58.95 shirt Have you seen those plaid shirts with the check accents on the collars and pockets?   Until now, it has been nearly impossible to find fabrics that will allow you to get this look.  We have an exciting collection that will blow your mind! Vogue Fabrics proudly offers Beachcomber Reversible Cotton Gauze Shiritings .   Super soft, lightweight cotton fabric is double woven with plaid on one side and a check pattern on the other.  You can use either side as the face.   You can easily re-create those cool camp shirts using the same fabric and reversing the sides.   For the super thrifty, whip up an elastic waist skirt that you can wear reversibly for two looks in one garment.   Also try stitching up a full skirt, slitting the side hem to the knee, and tacking back the corners to showcase both sides.   How about making some clam diggers – full legged   pants with elastic waist that go down to the mid-calf – and rolling up the hem to reve

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