Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Magic Pattern Book, Charlotte Shirt

Yesterday, I wrote about the Blythe Skirt from the book the Magic Pattern Book. I just finished another fabulous project and had to share! You know it is a fantastic book when you can make many of the projects quickly.
This is the Charlotte shirt from the Magic Pattern Book written by Amy Barickman. This shirt is a great fall shirt to wear. In the Magic Pattern Book Amy shows you how to repurpose an old mens shirt to make something new for yourself. My husband over the pass year and a half has lost 100 pounds and he let me cut up one of his XXL button down shirts. WooHoo!! I am truly proud of him. 
I took the easy way out. I left the bottom hem intact and the sleeve cuffs. I also left the buttons and sewed the center together. Leaving all of that still put together left less for me to sew. The sewing pattern calls for bias tape as a casing, I chose to fold the casing back so you would not see it to create the casing.
The Charlotte shirt is comfortable to wear and looks great with leggings and boots. I think I might have to get a navy vest for the fall! That would complete the look.
Or A large leather belt would look good around the middle with a comfy scarf. 
What do you think?
Of course what makes this shirt fun to wear is how open and loose it is. It is not a dressy shirt to wear to work, it is a stay at home reading my book and drinking hot tea shirt.
You've got to try this book!

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