Combined with her habit of wearing her skirts pulled down low at the front, the fact that all of her long sleeved tops were getting too short meant that it was high time the girl got some new winter warm long sleeved T-shirts.
First up was the necessarily boring one which is school uniform plain red.
It's the Oliver + S School Bus T-shirt with the neckband widened considerably to make it into a skivvy.
Of course I didn't make a note of widened by how much. I just held my fingers apart, guessed at the width I wanted, then doubled that and added a bit of seam allowance. That's how easy a skivvy is folks!
I used the tracing that I already had for size 5 with size 6 length, then added another arbitrary one inch to the sleeve length to account for my gorilla-esque offspring.
I'd thought that I had lots of plain red cotton lycra in the stash, and so was planning to make two or three of these and be done with it. But I didn't. There was enough for only one. But in searching I found so many other fabric combinations I caught cutting fever and planned another three long sleeved Ts.
We had a little drawer clean out and some too small tops have been bagged up and will be dropped off at the charity bin soon.
Sadly, another outfit is now a bit small for my littlest child, but I think I may have to keep it. Even if it makes no sense to the next generation of costume wearers. With a bit of pushing and shoving, A wriggled her hips into it for one last turn as the broken bone record holder that was Evel Knievel.