Doctor Gown Specifications
Robe: Fully cut to fit even the fullest figure. Geneva style front
Panel of 4” velvet with 1 ¾” pleat on each side, giving a total width of 11
½”, and extending from the bottom of the gown over the shoulder and around
the yoke. Velvet front panels shall be interlined with a firm non-woven
material so that the front will be straight and flat in appearance. Each
gown has a 28” lifetime unbreakable premium quality nylon zipper. Balanced
machine fluting in a ratio of 3 ½ to 1 over the shoulder and across the
back. A pocket slit is located on the right side of the gown. Hem is a
correct 2 ¼” wide.
Fabric: The fabric is a medium weight 100% care free polyester woven in
the United States by Milliken Mills. This is an extremely durable and
comfortable fabric that may be washed or dry-cleaned.
velvet: Genuine cotton backed high
quality crush resistant velvet is
used on the front panels and sleeves.
Yoke: Inner yoke is made from shrink
proof non-woven fabric. The yoke is made in the traditional academic
style with 2 pieces and a center back seam. A decorative cord is
stitched down the center back of the yoke.
Sleeve: Is a true full bell style fully lined sleeve. Sleeve size and
length are graded according to the length.
Seams: All seams have overcast stitching for strength, appearance and
Stitching: Single needle and overcast stitching shall be at least 10
stitches per inch. Only premium top quality American thread shall be used.
Sizing: The gown is normally sized in 3” increments and all measurements
are graded accordingly. Gowns can be cut to a specific length if desired.
fabric used in our doctor gown is ideal in weight and comfort. Unlike
doctors gowns of the past which were heavy and uncomfortable, we have
designed this gown with the comfort of the wearer as a prime consideration.
In the past, the sleeve bars were hand sewn to the sleeve. Although
hand sewing is an advantage for some types of garments, this is not the case
for attaching the sleeve bars. Hand sewing is not very strong and is often the
first thing to fail in a sewn garment. It is also costly and difficult to
have done well.
have done extensive testing on improving the method of attaching the bars to
the sleeve. We have found that fusing the velvet bars to the fabric gives
the most satisfactory results.
Fusing should not be confused with gluing. The fusing process actually bonds
the genuine velvet to the fabric using heat and pressure. It is
a permanent bond and cannot be removed without an exceptional force, which
would actually pull the genuine velvet pile apart. Fusing, although new to
the manufacture of gowns, is not a new process. It has been in use for over
40 years in different forms. The suits used in space travel are fused
together. In the case of our doctors gown, it gives the velvet a better
appearance by having it sit on top of the fabric, that is it has more relief
or 3 dimensional effect.