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DAILY LEMONADE #6

 

Hello my sea otters (yes summer is here so I imagine all of you playing with your otters friends in the water).

How are you? We are prepared to move and so excited about it, listening Larusso while packing everything… We finally found OUR office that represents all we have imagined: bright, spacious and soon, lemony. We cannot wait to be there and welcome you in this new area, in few days! Today is Saturday, and while we are dreaming of yellow carpet, decoration but also movers, I stop dreaming few seconds to tell you what happened these past weeks in our little Lemonade Studio that starts to become bigger (maybe it is like the supermarkets, the Lemonade Studio was a Lemonade stand to start, then it became a Lemonade Studio, now a SuperLemonade Studio and who knows maybe one day it will be a HyperLemonade Studio).

 

DAILY LEMONADE #6

 

I guess you saw the new Wear Lemonade collection, and maybe adopted Paloma already. My current secret dream is that, for the office relocation, we all wear Palomas and we arrive at our new office like a little army of Super Mario movers (okay we also need a cap and a mustache). By the way, after the collection photoshoot, we all agreed that creating a cap could have been a good idea: we did it in the sun on a nice court at the Tennis Club of Joinville! We had so much fun doing it, the lemons that replace the tennis balls, the hard work of the clay court sweeper (Laure if you can hear me, you have all my respect and I think you have a real future in this activity). Anyway, I let you enjoy some stolen moments of this hot summer afternoon.

 

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You have been so many to come to visit us at the Café A where we decided to stay for a weekend to meet you and let you shop the latest pieces from the previous Wear Lemonade collection! The famous brand Havana decorated the place with a Cuban spirit to give you the opportunity to be in South America during the month of July for the "Little Havana" event. We were in our caseta in the middle of the jungle, ready to welcome you! We also organized two DIY workshops, and it is always a pleasure to meet you and share some tips!

 

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It also make me think about the fact that often, one of the Lemonade Girl arrives at the office very excited, telling us “I saw someone wearing the mon petit chat sweatshirt”, “A girl in the metro wore the Frida dress and she was so beautiful!” because yes, it matters to us and we do care. The Little Havana event was also the occasion to see you trying and wearing our clothes and it was very nice! Thank you Havana for your trust, we had a great time living in a Cuban way for a weekend. You can still visit the Little Havana metamorphosed Café A until the 31st of July.

 

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I wanted to show you our last lemony acquisition: the Lemonade neon! Crazy isn’t it? The brand Blachère realizes your craziest dreams and proposes you to create your favorite word as a light garland! We are already thinking about the place to display it in the SuperLemonade Studio (Lisa is so excited about it and calls us at 3 in the morning because she saw a wonderful office picture on Pinterest…).

 

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Let’s conclude this 6th edition of the Daily Lemonade with a food break! As you may know, during this summer we are going to transform (4 times) the Bento boxes from Planet Sushi in paper creations (the veggie, the salmon…)! Summer is going to be pink, as Lisa says. I have to admit that the pink cabbage is my new Sistine Chapel, my favorite piece. My previous masterpiece was the coffee cup from the 2015 calendar, but now the pink cabbage clearly overpassed it! The cherry on the bento, as you can see, we also transformed the Wear Lemonade pieces with the colors and patterns of the Planet Sushi bags! Visit their website to discover more information about the summer specialties, delight your taste buds and try to win a shopping weekend with Lisa in Paris.

 

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I send you big kisses, be careful with the sunburns… and not only the sun can hit (an accident between otters can happen so quickly). Have a nice summer!

Charlotte S.

Translated by Coralie Clair

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WEAR LEMONADE #7 PALOMA DUNGAREES

 

Hello my little butter hearts!

Here we are! Paloma is on the website, ready to be worn or created! Above all, I would like to thank all of you for your support concerning the new collection, it means a lot to me, to us here at the studio… I am sure you will be so adorable in your little dungarees that are going to be you best friends this summer. Personally, with the heat, I only want one thing: to wear something light! A basic t-shirt and a light dungarees, a pair of sandals and this is it… You can do Paloma yourself thanks to the pattern or you can buy the ready-to-wear version in light chambray or in white cotton and cherries! Our muse Elodie is wearing a size XS and I am wearing a size S… It is your turn now!

 

WEAR LEMONADE #7 PALOMA DUNGAREES

 

You have been so many to ask us if it was possible to make the pattern bigger in order to have a longer version. Unfortunately it is not possible with this pattern. As you can see here and here, the shape is a bit loose and if you make the legs longer, you will have a Spice Girl look with baggy dungarees, and if I personally love the 90s, I assume no liabilities concerning the final result! I love dungarees and I promise that we will think about a longer version in our next collections, maybe next spring; who knows? I let you watch this tutorial out about the realization of Paloma: 

 

 

As you can see, it is not that easy… The realization is not that complicated because there is no lining, no dart or zip, only many steps and little pieces to put together. For this reason, you will have to be patient and not to try to create the dungarees at once. I advise you, in a first work session, to cut all the pattern pieces in your fabric and be careful and focused to put all the nicks. Once you cut all the pieces, have a break. During another work session, classify your pieces by category and here we go. I can see you behind your screen, raising the eyes to heaven and say “Yes Ma-dam” whereas thinking, “Who is she to talk like that?” Okay, I also have the sensation to be 100 years old while giving you these pieces of advice but it is for your own good so that you do not leave your work behind until next summer…

 

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Few things to know about the pattern:

  • You can buy the pattern in its beautiful packaging with the explanation booklet and the little tag here for €14,99.
  • You can download the PDF version of the pattern for €1,99. There is no booklet in it but you still have the video to help you and the notice to place the A4 sheets together in the right order.
  • The difficulty degree of this pattern is: “I am well-motivated”, it is simple but it takes some time… Thus, if you are patient you will succeed!
  • For the dungarees, you need 1,50m of fabric with a 1m45 width (basic length of a material roll)
  • You will also need 1m of thermobonding tape to rigidify some pieces to facilitate the threading
  • As a reminder, because it is also a good idea to write it here: in all the Wear Lemonade patterns, the seam-allowance is included and equal to 1cm (except for the hems)!
  • If you have any question or problem, do not hesitate to contact Laure, the queen of patterns: laure@makemylemonade.com
  • If sewing is a real mystery for you or you are allergic to it… but you felt in love with Paloma… do not worry, you can buy the ready-to-wear version here and here for €69.

 

WEAR LEMONADE #7 PALOMA DUNGAREES

 

Here is my Paloma DIY version that you can see in the pattern explanation booklet. I made it with a cotton fabric that I found at Sacres Coupons! Send us your creations by email: diy@makemylemonade.com and we will post the pictures in our Facebook albums: check this out!

Translated by Coralie Clair 

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