I pattern tested this Centerfield Raglan from Greenstyle Creations a few months ago and realized I’ve never blogged about it! I sewed up this plain version out of Target jersey sheets (my favorite!) but found myself not wearing it. I pulled it back out to jazz it up a little and thought I’d try out a freezer paper stencil. To be clear, it says ‘Woodson ZOO’ not ‘Woodson LOO’ like my husband suggested. If you haven’t tried using freezer paper, I have a quick tutorial at the end of the post but first I’ll share my thoughts on the pattern!
As a pattern tester, I received a copy of the pattern for free but all opinions are my own.
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I have zero clue what I’m doing with my hand in this picture, but I liked how my hair looked, so I wanted to use it. (At least I’m honest?)
As you can tell, this is a very fitted shirt. If you prefer a more athletic look, size up! Or suck it in better than I am.
I didn’t embellish the back; just showing the fit.
Pattern: Greenstyle Creations Centerfield Raglan — Size Small — Short Sleeve
Fabric I used: Target jersey sheets
Changes I made: None
What I might do if I make it again: I think I will size up! Apparently I have become fluffier than when I pattern tested because the small is.. smaller.
Overall thoughts on the garment: I will definitely wear this often – raglan sleeves are my favorite for both my son and myself because they’re so comfy.
Overall thoughts on the pattern: Greenstyle patterns are great! It comes together so quickly, the neckband needs no adjusting, and the fitted curve at the waist is a nice touch.
It’s no secret that my last name is Woodson – I love baseball-style graphics so I thought I’d add one of my own! Want to embellish or refashion your own shirt? It is super easy, using freezer paper* that you can buy online or find by the foil in your local grocery store (where it will be much cheaper).
I designed my ‘Woodson Zoo’ image in PicMonkey *, using the Thirsty Script Bold font and one of their graphics, and printed it out. You can see the next steps in the collage below; I used regular acrylic paint because I want it to chip and look vintage-y as it washes. but you could use fabric paint instead.
All pictures are shown with the ‘shiny’ side DOWN – that is what will adhere it to the fabric!
That’s it! Freezer paper irons on and pulls back off without any residue and you will feel like a magician. I don’t know why I waited so long to experiment with it.