We have new superheroes in 2020 and while they don’t fly around in capes, they do sport some familiar uniforms. Some may still be wary of letting their kids out for Halloween this year, but what better way to prep for the holiday mid-pandemic than with a costume that has a built in face mask? For any kids that want to dress like their healthcare heroes, our free children’s doctor costume pattern features scrubs and doctor jacket, made best with our splashproof cotton twill for easy cleaning. Pair it with our free face mask DIY for a looks that’s as safe as it is cute!
Purchase Materials Used Below:
- 2 yards Splashproof Brilliant White Spill Resistant Super Fine Egyptian Cotton Twill
- 2.5 yards Splashproof Egyptian Blue Spill Resistant Super Fine Egyptian Cotton Twill
- 1 yard 1/2″ Elastic
- MDF215 – Kids Doctor Costume Sewing Pattern (free download below!)
All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. See chart within PDF for sizing specifications.
Starting with the scrubs top, give the top 4″ of the center back edges a 1/4″ rolled hem like you see below. Finish the remainder of the center back seam, sewing the two back pieces together, with a French seam.
Attach the front and back at the shoulders and side seams, like below. To keep things cleaner, you can choose to use French seams here as well, although I recommend clipping the seam allowance along the underarm in order to avoid any fabric pulling when you turn the shirt right side out.
Finish off the sleeves and bottom of your shirt with 1/2″ rolled hems. For the neck, I recommend binding the neckline and turning and ends of the binding into ties like we did for our original scrubs.
Starting on the pants, attach your two front panels at the rise. Repeat with the two back panels. Again, French seams are recommended to keep the inside of your garment cleaner, but it is not required!
Attach the front and back of your pants at the side seams and inseams.
Double fold the top edge of the pants toward the inside. Stitch along the bottom fold to form a waistband casing, leaving an inch open at the center back. Feed your elastic though (cut to your child’s waist size), and stitch the ends together.
Finish the bottom of the pants off with a 1/2″ rolled hem.
Begin the jacket by attaching the front and back at the shoulders and side seams, like you see above.
Form each of your sleeves by sewing up the inseam, and set each into its respective armscye.
Attach one layer of your collar to the neckline, matching up the center back folds.
Clip the seam allowance at the edges of the collar where it meets the jacket and finish off the raw edges of the lapels and bottom edge of the jacket with a small 1/4″ rolled hem.
Attach your collar facing to the top three edges of your collar, face to face. Clip the seam allowance, turn right side out, and press. Turn the raw edges inward and slip-stitch the collar closed.
Finish off the edges of your sleeves with a 1/2″ rolled hem. If desired, add some patch pockets!