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4-piece business outfit for a friend

Added May 6, 2011

by Ralf Schmitz

Berlin, Germany






These 4 pieces (1 tailored jacket, 1 blouse, 2 skirts) has been made for a good friend. additionally to the jacket, i showed allready in another project i made her a cremecolored blouse following the pattern of burdastyle issue 4 2011 pattern nr 105 and, 2 skirts with a vintage burda pattern from the early 80’s german burda pattern 7215. the skirts have been made one in the same fabric than the jacket and one in a light brown very heavy cotton (almoust like a denim). both skirts are fully lined in dark violet silk and have a little slit at the back.

my new mashine helped me doing a ton-in-ton monogramm on one of the cuffs and also the buttonholes are so much nicer now with my new Janome!

Material Notes

heringbone pattern in two tones of beige in a heavy cotton
heavy cotton in dark beige
dark violet silk
light weighted cotton in off white
thread, vintage buttons for the jacket, mother of pearl buttons for the shirt
shoulder pads, interfacing




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Bohemian, Business, Classic
Cotton, Silk


pattern for the skirt
pattern for the shirt

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    Dec 8, 2011, 06.18 PMby Tokie Ang

    i can see the fit pattern on this blazer. what a great job!! :)

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    May 10, 2011, 03.08 PMby Gabriele Yorlano

    Love it!

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    May 7, 2011, 10.38 PMby urbandon

    Wonderful. Just superb. Beautifully made and I love the monogrammed touch.

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      May 8, 2011, 06.06 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you urbandon! that is very kind of you!

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    May 7, 2011, 04.16 PMby manola6176

    You’ve been working realy hard an it shows. I love the monogramed shirt, very classy. I would love to see your friend modelling these.

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      May 7, 2011, 04.32 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you manola! that is very kind of you and i just wait for pix of my friend to show them to you all out there!

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    May 7, 2011, 07.56 AMby zaarissima

    a wonderful ensemble!!!! (please let us know when you give sewing lessons – you will have many students!!!)

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      May 7, 2011, 08.42 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      o.m.g! i blushed into dark shades of red! thank you so much for your compliment, but it is me, searching for good sewinglessons here in berlin, but i have not found anything interesting so far!

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    May 6, 2011, 09.50 PMby domestic-divaonline

    Great coordinating pieces! Love the subtlety of the blouse color against the suit. And your monogram skills are awesome!

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      May 7, 2011, 04.40 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      this compliment coming from you means a lot to me! thank you very much domesticdiva!

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    May 6, 2011, 07.30 PMby janul

    wow, beautiful! I love the monogram, it´s such a touch of luxury!

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      May 7, 2011, 04.40 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you janul! the monograming of my pieces starts to be kind of “my look” !

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    May 6, 2011, 05.24 PMby keetchick

    Wonderfully done. Good job-especially the neatness of the lapels!

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      May 7, 2011, 04.39 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you very very much keetchick!

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    May 6, 2011, 05.16 PMby dottty

    Oo Ralf you do make some gorgeous clothes, BK must feel very fortunate to have you as a friend jj:)x

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      May 7, 2011, 04.38 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      dotty! thank you so much for your kind words! and i feel very fortunate to have such friends here at burdastyle!

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    May 6, 2011, 04.20 PMby fashionfreek

    Lovely work. I do like the jacket.

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    May 6, 2011, 03.32 PMby joost52

    You’re a good friend to have Ralf :) Nice work!

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      May 7, 2011, 04.37 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you joost! i allways try my best (also for beeing a friend :-)

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