scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Scout Shirts
Sun Jun 25 2000 - 11:45:54 CDT
I had her hem the sleeves about an inch
> longer than standard, just so I could get all the patches on the
> sleeve. Does anyone besides me have that problem?
The leaders in my troop were just noticing the other day that "short
sleeves" seem to come in different lengths. We saw three varieties amongst
our little group:
1) Short sleeves lengthy enough so all patches fit.
2) Short sleeves so short that, when all the patches were sewn on touching
each other, the position patch touched the cuff and there was no room for
the "Trained" strip except on the cuff.
3) In-between sleeves, where there the position patch did not bump up
against the cuff, but there wasn't sufficient space above the cuff for the
"Trained" strip. In this case, the only practical solution was to sew the
"Trained" strip on the cuff with a space between it and the position patch.
No one has altered their sleeves - that's just the way they came. The
length of the sleeve seemed to have no correlation to the size of the shirt,
nor the gender the shirt was made for. Several of the shirts are of
approximately the same age, so it isn't old versus new. Why the length was
so different was a puzzle to us.
P.S. This wouldn't ordinarily be a topic of discussion. We just happened
to notice sleeve lengths because we were just issued new council strips,
which were about 1/4" longer than the previous strip, so everything had to
come off our sleeves and be moved down.