Mango tango german shirt

25 Jul

      This shirt I’ve been saving for a year now and I’ve been reasoning with myself about how to refashion it and about the desired outcome. It was initially thought as a dress yet this piece of garment just  didn’t want to go in that direction. You know when you are so uninspired and just browse aimlessly on Pinterest and then you find fragments that seem to make sense as a whole when put together , only to later turn into micro-muses ?  – this is what happened to me. – and I doubt it never happened to you :). Anyway , the muses just made me want to go sew and this is what I did.


Aceasta camasa am tinut-o in dulap de un an aproape,  tot gandidu-ma in ce anume sa o transform. Initial ma gandeam ca ar functiona ca si o rochie , dar camasa s-a cam opus . 🙂  Stiti cum e cateodata , stai plcitisita pe Pinterest si tot dai acolo pe cate un produs si parca la un moment dat se aduna anumite detalii acelor produse care ar parea ca functioneaza asa de bine odata puse impreuna. – asa mi-a venit inspiratia si va rog nu negati ca nu vi s-a intamplat si voua ceva de genul….Oricum , aceste muze minuscule m-au facut sa vreau sa cos,simplu.


befores. \ inainte.

SAM_1223 befores SAM_1222

About this shirt : It’s a women’s XL shirt with a light, dreamy fabric. The tag says ”SML”  – I’m not sure if  it stands for Small-medium -Large or if that is the name of the brand  , however , the shirt seems to have been born in the late ’80’s.


Despre camasa : este pentru femei , marimea XL iar materialul este usor si vis. Pe eticheta scrie “SML” – nu sunt sigura daca asta inseamna small-medium-large sau daca asa se numeste firma care a produs camasa. In fine, dupa model pare a fi de la sfarsitul anilor ’80.

First thing on the to-do lst : remove shoulder pads , \ In primul rand am inlaturat buretii de la umeri ,


Next , cut off neck collar and keep it for this kind of refashion .

Apoi am taiat gulerul , pe care l-am pastrat peuntru o transformare de genul linkului pe care il gasiti chiar deasupra aceastei propozitii.

SAM_1285SAM_1286  SAM_1287

Then the bias tape was brought out from the back of the drawer – I never used one until today :)

Banda a fost scoasa din intunerecul sertarului  – pana azi nu am folosit asa ceva.


And the new neckline was created. \ …si a fost pusa in aplicatie la guler, creand un nou guler.


The long sleeeeeeves were cut into short ones and then they were plied 2 times and later sewed with the smalled stich on the sewing machine.  – also my first time doing this.

Manecile lungi au fost taiate scurt ,pliate de 2 ori si apoi cusute cu cea mai mica , cusatura la masina de cusut.


Ain’t that bad , ey?


Now, for my last magic trick I remade the hemline of the shirt , reducing the length by about 15 cm ( 6 inches).

Ca si ultima aplicatie am scurtat lungimea cu 15 cm  si am refacut tivul.


The result :



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