I hope you’re doing well. I’ve been rather quiet lately for a million reasons; the team is growing very quickly. I’ll admit it’s a bit stressful, but it’s great! Yes, good stress does exist, like butterflies in your stomach before public speaking when you’ve really worked on your speech, or stressing before a first date… Stage fright is a fear of the unknown, but deep down, we know that everything’s going to be okay… and it’s so time-consuming to be the boss of your own business, especially when it’s run digitally. You have to be able to do everything, plus the days fly by…
I used to count using cat years for fun and now I count in internet years for work! But it’d be a lie if I said that each moment wasn’t a joy, getting to see your own project take shape and go down different paths.
Management is almost like a new workout. There are so many new projects to come; a new pop up store will open it’s doors May 3rd (I’ll tell you more about it very soon) and the construction in the studio is almost finished (pictures are on their way)! By the way, to celebrate our new studio, we’ve got a surprise for you! It’s too good of an occasion to pass up and we’re too proud to not share it will you! So you’re invited to our upcoming open house this Friday, April 14th!
Plus, our darling Oschon from Print Van Paris will be there to do a screen printing workshop for the famous Bee My Baby Bandana.
The workshop will have two sessions, but hurry since there are only a few openings. It’s 50 euros a ticket and you can come with a friend to make your bandanas… to lock in your spot, I suggest signing up now on www.wearlemonade.com
The first session will be at 4PM and the second one at 6PM.
If you don’t get to reserve a spot, you’re still welcome to drop by! The studio will be open from 4PM to 9PM!
See you this Friday at 80 rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis 75010 Paris, subway station: Château d’eau, Gare de l’Est, or Strasbourg Saint Denis.
I have tons of Frida dresses and Mona jackets in my closet, yet overalls have always played an essential part in my wardrobe. I think it’s crazy that Wear Lemonade doesn’t have any “dressy” overalls yet! It’s been two years since we started making patterns and I thought that it might be too difficult to make own own sophisticated model. However, since the Paloma overall shorts are only available by pdf subscription and you’re getting good at making all different styles, I thought that we needed some that are more chic, that you can wear all year long and that would also be easy to make. Mission impossible? Of course not, with Laure! She did an amazing job finding a way to make them have lovely flared legs while keeping things simple! Laure, if you’re reading this (I’m sure she will soon), I love you. Thank you for Fiona and everything else! Soon I think I’ll make a pair of seventies overalls for every day of the week (I already have three, I’m planning on making a pair of vertical striped ones soon!)
‘Fiona’ overalls have flare legs or bell bottoms, depends on if you’re a disco diva or not… The wide leg and high waist make anyone’s legs look miles long… They aren’t too tight around the thighs (we love that), they have a high waist with a wide belt that erases love handles (oh yes!). There are large back pockets on the derièrre that lift everything up like a Wonderbra (amen). Fiona is the perfect way to slim down before hitting the beach! Okay, okay, no, but they really are easy and perfect for beginners that would like to get started sewing… The straps may be worn crossed or not, they may be made with snaps or buttons, it’s up to you! I plan on making one for me with little blue and white stripes out of denim, another in navy blue with polka dots, and a pair of pale pink ones but I haven’t found the right pink yet. I’m afraid that it might look like I’m naked from far away, if you know what I mean… It’s hard to find the perfect pale pink. Either it looks too nude or like colored toilet paper. It’s not going to be easy, but I haven’t given up!
I haven’t lied, it’s really easy to make the Fiona overalls if you cut the fabric before hand. I think that it can be done in 3 hours… I promise! I’ll be back later this week to tell you about our new pdf subscription program: the Lemonade Pattern Corner! I can’t wait to show you more, but those who have already subscribed can go ahead and check out the new space online. And good news: you don’t have to use PayPal to subscribe!
Here’s what you need to know about Fiona:
You can find the pattern here, and the PDF version is available in your subscription center!
You’ll need 2m80 of fabric from a bolt 1m40 wide for the largest size or 3m of fabric from a bolt 1m10 wide for the biggest size.
I suggest using fairly thick, stiff fabric. Corduroy, denim, plaid or even upholstery canvas!
You’ll need 2 nice buttons
1 small button, or a snap or a pants hook and eye for the back belt!
1 pants zipper, 22cm long
3 episodes of your favorite series!
Hugs and kisses, I’ll be back soon with decorations and good vibes! The Greta pattern will be available more quickly than we thought so we’ll be caught up with all our sewing! Thank you for your patience and kind words!
We’re back! Things have been crazy at the Lemonade Studio: the office’s major renovation has been going on for the past two weeks. Which will mean: more space, new colors, like a breath of fresh air for all of us, and a new start! I can’t wait to take some pictures and show you but like they say: “the devil’s in the details”. I want everything to be perfect before you take a look. So I’m back today with a little tutorial that you voted for on Instagram. I just love Insta stories! Last Friday, I showed the behind-the-scenes on Instagram since Pandora asked us to come up with a DIY in honor of spring time and their amazing new daisy collection and their new campaign “Do, panDOra”, “Do” as in “do” it yourself, got it? For this special occasion, I’m spending my allowance on this little ring, I just love flowery jewelry…
This was also the perfect occasion to make a sort of collection of all things flowery made out of paper that we’ve made and experimented with over the past months/years for our shoots or for Make My Lemonade. Here’s a sort of “abc’s” of all our flowers, it can go with anything! Here at the office, we cut everything out with our darn “Cameo Silhouette” machine that we’ve renamed Michel. Don’t ask- the story behind it is too long… All the templates that we’re going to give you can be cut out by hand no problem. It’ll take more time of course, but it’s doable.
Getting back to the stupid machine, it’s definitely an investment, but if you want to get into paper art, it really helps. It’ll be your best friend and will pay for itself!
You’ll find out how to make fluffy pompoms, mini daisies, curly flowers, tiny peonies, anemones and our life-like irises!
To make all these flowers, you’ll need:
Thin white Canson paper
White tissue paper
White crepe paper (to make life-like irises)
A felt marker
Thick white wire
Scotch glue, from a green tube
You can download all our flower templates by clicking here! And feel free to use the patterns to make your own models! Hugs and kisses!