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Silk Blouse in Lilac

Added Jan 28, 2012

by Ralf Schmitz

Berlin, Germany






finally, i can start posting things again, after beeing really busy sewing all the time. – The first piece, i want to show to you is a blouse made in 100 % silk in a color, i would describe as lilac with a little shine into green.

The pattern for the blouse it self is selfmade. The “colar-solution” comes from the fantastic book: Patternmagic.

I am really happy with the result, as it has a very simple and chic look and the material can stand for itself, as it is so beautiful.

The only real highlights have been set to the colar and to one of the cuffs (with an emboidered monogram)

hope you all are going to like it :-)

Material Notes

pure silk in lilac, mother of pearl buttons, embroiderythread




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic

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    Jan 29, 2012, 10.55 PMby sallyellis

    Hi Ralf, What a beautiful shirt. The neckline/collar is very flattering and I love your choice of fabric… you are so cleaver! Sally

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      Jan 30, 2012, 06.17 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      dear sallyellis! thank you so much for this kind comment!

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    Jan 29, 2012, 10.54 AMby janene

    Oh my Ralf this is wonderful. That collar is so cool. And I bet that fabric feels amazing. I was a lucky girl at Christmas and got an embroidery machine. I haven’t even attempted the embroidery facilities yet but seeing your gorgeous monogram has inspired me to get stuck in!

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      Jan 29, 2012, 01.02 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      my dear! you should really try it! it is highly addictive and i can not stop using my embroidery part of the mashine. it is just lovely, to be creative with this tool too! thank you for your lovely comment

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    Jan 29, 2012, 03.39 AMby fashionfreek

    Excellent shirt Ralf. Nice touches:-D I def like the collar. Well done:-D

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      Jan 29, 2012, 07.49 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you very much for your nice comment my dear!

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    Jan 28, 2012, 11.22 PMby Liora Litman-Cohen

    Ralf,this is no doubt a Spectacular and magnificent shirt.amazing work and high class finishes.as allways-you are something to aspire of.

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      Jan 29, 2012, 07.50 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      you are so kind and lovely, as allways my dear!

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    Jan 28, 2012, 10.35 PMby domestic-divaonline

    I really love this Ralf! Isn’t silk a wonder to work with? The way light plays off the fabric, I’d call this lilac moss. I can see why you like it so much. Your work is exquisite. The embroidery is absolutely to die for. I’m mossy with envy!!! : )
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      Jan 29, 2012, 07.50 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      i can only thank you very much from the cold and snowcovered berlin! you are so kind to me!

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    Jan 28, 2012, 06.14 PMby Gabriele Yorlano

    Well done Ralf! Bravo

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    Jan 28, 2012, 06.14 PMby Mary P.

    Oh, Ralph! You must be very prood! Your sewing, pattern, text…all are perfect!!!!

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      Jan 29, 2012, 07.51 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      dear mary! yes i am very happy, that my pattern did work out :-)

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    Jan 28, 2012, 03.05 PMby skeeler

    Ralf this is fantastic! What a creative collar!

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      Jan 29, 2012, 07.51 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you very much skeeler!

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    Jan 28, 2012, 02.26 PMby Peter Lappin

    Beautifully done!

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      Jan 29, 2012, 07.52 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you peter, your comment means a lot to me!

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    Jan 28, 2012, 02.17 PMby patti-r

    Great Job Ralf, very unique collar!!!

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      Jan 29, 2012, 07.52 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      that is so kind of your patti! thank you!

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    Jan 28, 2012, 02.14 PMby schnui

    Ralf, this blouse is beautiful and I love the architecture of the collar. The embroidery is a very special finish to a very elegant blouse. This silk is called shot silk I think and I also like how 2 colours reveal themselves depending on the light.

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      Jan 29, 2012, 07.53 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you schnui! i love the shimmer of this kind of material very much. i could not stop moving it around to see those two colors coming up again and again!

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    Jan 28, 2012, 01.39 PMby Sewing And Style

    beautiful blouse and embroidery must have taken ages! Well Done! Love the book too!

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      Jan 29, 2012, 07.54 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you very much. it took me about a week (including the making of a muslin first, to see if the pattern really fits)

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    Jan 28, 2012, 01.06 PMby elinl

    Very nice, I especially like the interesting collar, can you tell me more about the book you mentioned: Patternmagic: author etc.?

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      Jan 28, 2012, 01.40 PMby Sewing And Style

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      Jan 29, 2012, 07.56 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      dear elinl! pattern magic is from tomoko nakamichi and it is avalible in english! i made the collar on page 60 (with two destinct expressions) and i really think, that it is so well explained, that even i could follow the instructions :-)

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