Every Winter the Indoor Recess season comes along and brings the Pokemon obsession back into our home. Each of my three boys has their own opinions on which cards are the best. This guy, he’s a huge fan of Charzard so when it came time to sew him a few new t-shirts, their was an immediate request for a stenciled Charzard t-shirt. I was off in a flash to grab the Freezer Paper (affiliate link) and create a Charzard stencil.
I’m always on the look out for ways to connect to the boys in this house. I don’t seem to have the intellectual capability to understand the actual game of Pokemon so playing with them is out of the question, but when a boy in this house requests a specific t-shirt, I’m all over it.
I’ve been trying hard to use up the larger bits and pieces of knit scraps cluttering the sewing room so I grabbed a few pieces of Girl Charlee jersey knit and went to town hacking the Hipster Henley (affiliate link). I know you’re wondering why I would take the time to adjust a pattern clearly meant to have a button placket but I’ll be honest. The paper pattern organizational system needs a clearing out and I was too lazy to dig through the gigantic basket of “recently” used patterns to look for one of the many straight up t-shirt patterns in my possession. Note to self– it’s time to put the paper patterns back into their binders.
To hack the pattern, I just cut the front bodice on the fold and omitted the Henley placket steps. I measured around the neckline once the shoulder seams were sewn to create a neckband. A super simple hack that doesn’t require a lot of thought but allows this lazy girl to bang out a t-shirt in under an hour.
If you’ve got a Charzard fan at home, grab the printable Charzard stencil HERE. I hope it makes your little one as happy as it did mine!