Today I’d like to put the spotlight on the lovely Maya, who works with us in the e-commerce division at Wear Lemonade, to present the Ada skirt pattern. I don’t quite fit in it… now don’t go jumping to conclusions, I don’t have any “good news”, it’s just that we made this size 36 skirt out of a non-stretchy fabric… and my hips just might burst the seams if I put it on! Remember, it’s important to measure before getting started! Use your hip measurements and don’t worry about the waist because the back is elastic!
I just have to make one my size… I love how mad-man-esque it is! I’d love to make it with a flower motif or out of mustard colored velvet or even upholstery fabric and pair it with Converses! I’m getting off track… Anyways, this skirt was made with IKEA furniture fabric that I got a few years ago and I thought that it went well with the skirt for a 70s look!
I was wondering if you’d like to see different people for the sewing patterns; I’m not jumping ship but I think that it would be nice to switch up ‘my body’ with other women at the Lemonade Studio, so that you can better imagine making your sewing projects!
Here’s what you need to know about Ada:
The pattern is here, and since yesterday, the pdf version is available in your customer space online. Would you like a newsletter to let you know as soon as a pattern is online?
You’ll need 1m85 of fabric from a bolt 1m40 wide to make the biggest size, or 2m of fabric from a bolt 1m10 wide to make the biggest size,
I suggest using a fairly thick fabric, that holds it’s shape, like corduroy or denim, or even upholstery fabric like we did,
You’ll also need 7 lovely buttons or 7 snaps, 20 mm wide,
1 m of elastic cord 0.75 mm wide,
Attention to detail: the pockets are a little bit tricky, but it’s worth it!
More news about the PDF subscriptions will be available soon. We’ve got an article in the works to tell you all about it: I think you’ll like it! To be continued!
Let’s start off this week by getting our fingers busy making these DIY macramé shelves! You might have noticed during the Lemonade Shop that we’ve fallen in love with macramé, thanks to Phildar, who sells this pretty chalk colored cord. We’ve watched so many DIY videos to get the technique down pat! Macramé is really easy, you’ll see. The possibilities are endless once you learn some basic knots! We had some macramé workshops in October but we wanted to go a little bit farther today by making this macramé shelf! I promise that with some patience, you can make an amazing project!
First, drill holes on the four corners and paint them whatever color you like! Then cut 8 long strands 10m long. Separate them into groups of four strands and fold them in half (get some help from a friend if you get a little tangled up). Place the binder clip at the fold and attach the loop to the wall or to a radiator knob!
Start with a large joint knot (please see the chart below). Now separate your 8 strands into groups of 4. We’re now going to start with “flat” knots (see chart below), a loop to the left, a loop to the right! Then if you want to change the kind of knot, you can leave some space. Use the binder clip to help keep the strands in place and get going! Now for the easy-peasy “twisted” knots!
Do the same with the second group. We’re now going to attach the first shelf. Using scotch tape, bind the ends of your strands together to make it easier to put them through the holes in the board! Then slide the board on the macramé, use binder clips underneath to hold it in place. Make a joint knot under each hole in the board to block it in place. Take off the clips and slide your joint knots under the board! And voilà, it now is tied in place!
Keep making knots, whatever kind you want, and slide the second shelf on the same way! To finish it off, you can make knots for about 10 cm, then tie them together using a joint knot and cut off the extra thread! And ta-da!
It’s easy to make a “joint” knot. Using a small piece of cord, make a loop that you’ll put around the strands. Pass the right end of the loop behind the strands and bring it back on top. Do this as many times as you want. To finish it off, put the end through the first loop, take the second end of the loop, and pull!
To make the flat knot: separate the left and right strands. Pass the right strand up around the two central strands and then behind and under, through the loop and tighten. Do this again, using the left strand. There you have it, a flat knot. Just alternate left and right!
The “twisted” knot is the easiest one: Pass the right (or left, whichever you want) strand up and over the three others, then behind, through the loop and tighten. Keep doing this with the same strand and same knot. It’ll go around and around on it’s own, like magic!
I hope you have a wonderful week, see you soon with other new projects! Thank you, Phildar, for helping us with our macramé adventures!
It may be gloomy outside, but at least it’s warm! Apparently this week is supposed to set the example for the upcoming year. Maï told me this, wishing me a Happy New Year of the rooster. Since I think it’s a good sign and since I haven’t told you about it yet this week, I wanted to share this with you. I think it’s neat and I’ll try to avoid procrastinating this week so that it doesn’t rub off on the rest of the year!
I’m back with a really easy, cool DIY today: granite earrings! My lovely friend, Alexandra Bruel started her wallpaper company, Paper Mint, a few months ago and one of the bestsellers is the Granite pattern! We wanted to use bright colors of course, but this was inspired by my wonderful friend!
I think this project is like going back in time. When I was a teenager, I made a whole tribe of little women out of Fimo clay. This DIY is a more artsy way to work with Fimo clay.
A bit of advice: I suggest baking your work on sulphurised paper, for 30 minutes in a preheated oven at 110°C (this is based on experience).
We’ve got lots of different things going on at the studio. We’re working on our next collection that’ll be released February 14th and we’re also working on our customer service: new boxes for the collection afterwards. Anyways, we’re planning ahead which is great, lots of changes to come! I was wondering what you think of DIY’s as videos; we really want to make more, what do you think?