My precious little niece is starting kindergarten this year, so....I made her a shirt. Someone showed me a shirt that looked like this last year (thanks, Laine), and I knew it was perfect.
I bought some fabric and fusible papers on both sides and followed the steps to iron down each piece.
I stitched around the pencil with a satin stitch and had another friend embroider her name to the pencil. I added a ribbon with a safety pin so that it can be removed during washing.
I bought a skirt and some leggings to match and now....an outfit to start the year!