I got some amazing Dinosaur fabric from Heartthrob Threads, and at the time it was October, and so the perfect time a Halloween shirt. Although my son measured a 2/3T, I went for the 4/5 size - the same size as I made his hoodie, which I thought fit nicely. I paired it with a great orange solid from Purpleseamstress, and away I went.
The shirt turned out great, and this time the proportions looked more correct. But, a 4/5 *did* end up being a little big on my 3T son without the bands to rein it in. To be fair, my kid *measured* a 2T/3T in the Max Raglan, even though I've been making him a 4 in the Explorer Raglan for over a year now. Therefore, M&M still wins the "runs true to sizing" competition, and the main take-home lesson here might be "make the size the kid measures for the plain raglan, but if you're doing the banded hoodie size up."
It's all good though, because my son (and his daycare teachers!) love the shirt. He has fun naming the dinosaurs, guessing at what they're dressed as are for halloween, using them to blend in with our other decorations from halloween
Here's to a spooky Dino shirt that might actually still fit next year!