I used to make most of the family's clothes back in the olden days (70s) - husband's shirts, son's shirts and shorts, daughter's everything. I decided to make a few things for the granddaughters since I'm a little rusty in the sewing clothing department and they are always in need of clothes. Well, first of all I suffered from sticker shock...patterns are now 13.95. Tissue paper has sure gotten expensive. I waited until the patterns were 99 cents before I picked one up. I should have looked in the attic where I stored all the old patterns but I'm sure a mouse has used them for a nest or something and besides...it's too hot to go up in the attic. There are so many retro 70s fabrics now - I'm sure I have several little girls' patterns from that era I used for my daughter.
Anyway...I took the DGD's measurements mostly for the shorts to be sure they fit properly in the waist and crotch but I figured a loose fitting shirt made no difference so I made them each a shirt in the size they wear in Walmart clothes. Now it looks like they will have a couple of shirts for next summer. They are a little on the large side I think.