I had a white t-shirt that was piling so I decided to order up another white t-shirt for myself (what if I get invited to P Diddy's white party?) and cut up my old pilly white T-shirt. I also scrubbed the armpits with this concoction from One Good Thing by Jillee because they were a little stained and I didn't want my 2 year old to have to go around in a lab coat with stained pits, lol. It worked nicely.
Then, in a rare glimpse of foresight I decided to try the undecorated lab coat on my skinny short kid.
Womp womp. It's so long she cannot even walk well with it on and it simply fell off in a matter of minutes.
I decided to soldier on anyways. I figure it'll have to fit at some point and I can just put it in her dress-up bin (non existent dress-up bin) for dragging around times.
Like the original creator I sewed on some white felt pockets. However I did not want to do a bunch of embroidery or cutting so I simply created a PSE document with pocket fillers and printed them out onto iron-on transfer paper along with a "Dr. Elle" nametag. I used elements from a digital kit from Heather Roselli called Bumps and Bruises that I already owned but you could google search for pictures. Don't forget to flip your document so that it prints backwards!
She was not in the mood to play Doc McStuffins but was in the mood to play a little Dr. J! so I let her go.
Overall I'm really pleased with how it turned out and it barely took any time at all, probably an hour after all was said and done. Hopefully it'll get some use in the future!