Sunday, April 29, 2012

KCWC Day 7: Retro Captain Rex Tee

It turns out O had very specific plans about his tee.  Not just any clone trooper helmet would do, it had to be Captain Rex's, and he wanted to be able to wear it to his Star Wars birthday party next week.  I was thrilled.  He's so picky about his clothes being plain, I'd thought our days of special outfits for birthdays were long over!

Captain Rex's helmet has blue accents, and in my stash there are a few yards of super soft heathered blue knit that has a great vintage feel to it, just calling out be made into a ringer tee.  Yes, another one. This time I used the Fishsticks Designs Charlie Tee pattern in size 6.

This was my first freezer paper stencil attempt and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.  There were a few spots I was going to touch up, but I was instructed to leave them, as Rex's helmet is scuffed up and stuff from battle.  My mistakes make it more authentic, I guess.

O usually loses interest in sewing projects soon after we finish the design process, but this time he was all over it.  I think the paint was a big factor, and perhaps some fear that I might screw up his beloved Captain Rex.  Ha.

I think the helmet could've been placed a bit higher, but O still said it turned out even better than he'd imagined.

And that's it for me for KCWC!  In each of the three previous challenges, I've sewn three things, so I'm excited that I managed four this time, especially considering how busy this week was.  A big thanks to Meg of Elsie Marley for hosting KCWC.  It's such a great motivator, especially seeing what everyone else is making in the Flickr pool.


  1. Super cool, Sarah! I'm hiding the pics from my boys, I know they would want their own!

  2. That's so brilliant - my boys would just adore it! Thanks for your comment on my blog. Angela

  3. Hi! Visiting from tt&j. What a fun shirt! So cute! Did you use a silhouette to cut it? I havent tried freezer paper yet.. but I need to!

    Love your site! Newest follower.. would love for you to share this at my Friday link party going on now! :)

    1. Sadly, no Silhouette for me. I had to go old school with an x-acto knife.

  4. Can you please share where you found your template? Much thanks in advance :-)

  5. Hi Amy. It was a printable mask from the Clone Wars site. The page is down now, but I found it on the Wayback Machine:



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