Monday, January 25, 2010

is there a medic in the house?

It is the season of three for us at the moment. Lots of friends all celebrating the wonderful milestone of turning three. Leading into Christmas I abandoned the idea of making lots of gifts, too much to make all with the same deadline, so instead I made a commitment to myself to focus on birthday presents instead.

Remember the red cross that I showed you last week?

When contemplating what to make for the beautiful almost-three year olds in my life I found inspiration on Bek’s blog Red Chocolate.

red chocolate blog The picture she uses in her banner takes me back to my own childhood. I’m not sure that I ever had a dress-up costume like this but I do remember my best friend had one and I once had a photo of her that looked remarkably like the one above. So I set about planning to make the girls little nurses outfits. Before I actually took scissors to fabric it occurred to me that none of the almost three year olds that I knew would ever see a nurse dressed like above for ‘real’ in their life times and it also dawned on me that I perhaps I was being rather sexist too. So instead I made all the January three year olds medic outfits –  not nurses or doctors or radiographer – just medical professional dress-ups. I’ll leave their specialising area of expertise up to them.

medics outfit


  1. I had a nurses outfit with the old style cape and hat - used to love it! I might even see if I can dig out the lic of me in it and show ya!

  2. Ava loves the Dr outfit, I'm sure we'll be having lots of sick little toys having to go to the dr soon.

  3. Hey that's me!

    LOVE your take on the little medic outfit, just right for the 21st century.

    Funnily enough I don't think nurses looked like that in the 80s either!

  4. Love it! Great job Sally, I bet the 3 year olds will love them :)

  5. Brilliant idea! You're right nurses are men and women and dressed much more 'generally' than they used to be.

  6. What a brilliant idea! I think my soon-to-be three year old would love one of those. thanks for the inspiration. :-)


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