Quartett of finley checked shirts

Added Aug 17, 2011

by Ralf Schmitz

Berlin, Germany

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Description

this superfine cotton has been bought by me in arabia last winter on a market for 1 euro per meter. i had initially 5 colors, but one of them, i gave to a friend, so i ended up, doing 4 shortsleeved shirts for me and my hubby for the (not-exisiting) summer 2011.

i used the mccalls M6044 pattern and have been superhappy with it. very easy, very well explained, and i did only one change, as i love the shirts of karl lagerfeld for their high colar so much, i did played around with it a little and this is, what came out of it.

again, my lovely mashine helped me to add my little speciality, the monogramm……….

sorry, that the pix are a bit strange, but my husband is away and i had to do them myself, jumping between the camera and in front of it (you should have seen that :-))))

Material Notes

super fine cotton, super fine checked in dark blue, dark green, red and pink
embroidery thread, mother of pearl buttons

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Men
Garment Type
Shirts
Style
Beach, Casual, Classic
Material
Cotton

Credits

pattern

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    Aug 25, 2011, 08.58 AMby mahaila

    These shirts rock! I love the colours and the embroidery detailing. They look impeccable. Lovely work!

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      Sep 5, 2011, 06.22 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you so much mahalia! i just came back today and have seen your lovely comment.

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    Aug 20, 2011, 01.12 PMby janene

    Just back from holiday and I’m cheered by your lovely work! Chuckling to myself too as I imagine you darting back and forth from the camera! A camera with a remote control is a useful device for such occasions. You might want to slip a hint to Father Christmas!

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      Sep 5, 2011, 06.22 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you so much for your comment (lovely new profile picture of you!!!!) and you are right, father christmas got a request from me now :-)

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    Aug 19, 2011, 11.44 PMby Gabriele Yorlano

    Love the classic look! and you know how I love monograms! Well done Ralf…

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      Sep 5, 2011, 06.21 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      back from a short holiday i wanted to thank you very much for your kind words!

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    Aug 18, 2011, 09.21 PMby domestic-divaonline

    These are so smart Ralf! You are giving Lagerfeld a run for his money. Nice touch with the personalization. Great result with the higher collar! Love checked shirts!

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      Aug 19, 2011, 05.53 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you, thank you, thank you. you are too kind to me :-)

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    Aug 18, 2011, 08.57 PMby zaarissima

    wow! so beautiful basics for every day and this for little money! I love the monogramms! (and especially the idea of how you setting the camera and then jump quickly before the lense! giggle! – forgive me my silliness!)

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      Aug 19, 2011, 05.53 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      deares zaarissima! if you would have seen my cat overwatching the whole scene from the sofa, you would have had evene more fun (he looked as if he would say " now he has lost it completley!!" thanks for your lovely words!

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    Aug 18, 2011, 06.43 PMby gatonju

    These turned out so well. You should be so proud. I especially love the monogram! By now I’m sure you’ve mastered that pattern. Hopefully you’ll have even more fun manipulating it to make more dramatic sleeves and collars. I look forward to seeing your upcoming projects. (I read that there may be a cashmere sweater in the works?!) Happy sewing!

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      Aug 19, 2011, 05.51 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      dear gatonju! we will see, what i will change next tmie i do this pattern, but i really love it’s endless possibilities. i do a cashmere coat at the moment, not a sweater, but will post it of course, as soon as it is done! thank you very much for your comment!

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    Aug 18, 2011, 10.01 AMby jorth

    They look great! The monogram is an excellent touch, my friend.

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      Aug 19, 2011, 05.49 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you very much jorth!

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    Aug 18, 2011, 01.26 AMby freakusbzzz

    they look fab and so professional.

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      Aug 18, 2011, 05.51 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you very much!

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    Aug 18, 2011, 12.49 AMby mojo elgin

    Great shirts! I’m sure hubby will love them! I love the monogram, too! Too bad you didn’t take a video of your photo shoot. I’m sure we all would have enjoyed seeing you run from behind to in front of the camera!

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      Aug 18, 2011, 05.50 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      i bet you all would have had a lot of fun, seeing me running :-))))! thank you for the compliments, and: YES my hubby loves them too!

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    Aug 17, 2011, 11.03 PMby becia

    Very nice style, I love the embroidery. I can tell you have a passion for sewing. Good luck!

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      Aug 18, 2011, 05.50 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you very much for your kindness!

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    Aug 17, 2011, 09.47 PMby urbandon

    These are wonderful- instant wardrobe! Very nice- every time I see your monograms make me wish my machine did them. Excellent!

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      Aug 18, 2011, 05.49 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      dear urbandon! thank you very much for your lovely words. it is true, i use my embroidery-part of the mashine quite a lot and would not like to miss it anymore!

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    Aug 17, 2011, 09.24 PMby Testosterone

    The fabric was an amazing find in and of itself.

    Those shirts are outstanding! Monograms and all (luv that they represent the two of you).

    Mother of pearl buttons (my heart be still)! You are a star!!!

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      Aug 18, 2011, 05.48 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you for your comment! as the fabric was so cheap, i thought i should not use cheap buttons :-)

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    Aug 17, 2011, 04.37 PMby Rebecca Alleyne

    Love these shirts. You look great in them, and I love that they’re monogramed. I think I want to go make my husband a bunch of monogrammed shirts as well

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      Aug 17, 2011, 06.38 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you so much for your kind comment and adding me as a friend!

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    Aug 17, 2011, 04.19 PMby threadsquare

    These shirts are fabulous, the photos are fabulous (you look adorable, and I can’t believe I never noticed your sleeve before). Is the monogram you and your hubby’s initials? I can’t show these photos to Ryan…I really owe him a shirt, and he would drool over these. And there is a cashmere coat in the works?!

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      Aug 17, 2011, 06.37 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      dearest, thank you very much for your kind comment…… the mccalls pattern is super easy and quickly made, so maybe you should think of it for ryan! and yes the monogram is L for ludwig and R for ralf :-) the cashmere coat is in a very early stage, but i work on it now!

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    Aug 17, 2011, 03.53 PMby rachelnyc

    These are amazing, perfect fit and colors! I love the monograms, you wear it so well. Now I want to go monogram all of my button down shirts!

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      Aug 17, 2011, 04.05 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      oh thank you rachel! i do love colors and have been so happy to find that material. i have to say, that i start having an addiction to monograms these days :-)

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    Aug 17, 2011, 03.45 PMby Timea Schmidt

    Ralf, you rock! I love that you not afraid of colors. The shirts are awesome and the higher collar really makes a difference. The pink is is my total fave. I’m so jealous of your machine embroidery feature. Maybe I should try what mine does?! How is your cashmere coat coming along?

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      Aug 17, 2011, 04.04 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you so much timi for your kind words. the cashmere coat is cut and all parts are overlocked so i am ready to start with the real work now …. stay tuned :-)

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    Aug 17, 2011, 02.27 PMby kelepso

    Nice. Love the monogram!

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      Aug 17, 2011, 02.50 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you very much kelepso!

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    Aug 17, 2011, 01.35 PMby dottty

    O Ralf you are soooooo cute (and so dam clever with that sewing machine) jj:)x

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      Aug 17, 2011, 02.49 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      you make me blush :-) thank you very very much!

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      Aug 17, 2011, 03.19 PMby dottty

      :) i bet you look even more cute when you blush jj:)x

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