What’s your process when you’re getting ready to work on something?
A lot of prep work goes into one garment so I usually spread out the design, prep and sewing part throughout different days. I do love to start my mornings with a homemade oat milk latte and a walk to the beach with my dog, Tony. That usually gets me in the perfect mind set for a long work day. I cant even tell you the last time I’ve listened to music while sewing, podcasts have completely taken over my life. I listen to crime, interviews, comedy…you name it!
What part of your work do you enjoy the most?
I enjoy working with a client who has a custom dream garment in mind and I get the opportunity to design and collaborate with them until its perfect. The satisfaction of getting to create a piece for someone who will potentially have this garment forever is so rewarding! It makes me so delighted to reveal the completed project and bring happiness to people.
What inspires you?
My cliche answer is my family, boyfriend, dog, and friends but on a side note, I am constantly looking for inspiration from vintage! Vintage clothes, cars, home goods etc… I am obsessed with the 70s and 90s eras. Thrifting is my second passion and love, (besides chainstitching) exploring materials and patterns always gets me so excited to create and merge my style with a retro flair..
Why Large Lemonade?
It’s an inside joke that I was planning on changing after I found a new name… but it eventually stuck and now I love it, I will forever be Large Lemonade!
What do you do to unwind after a long day of work?
Eat a home cooked dinner, its my favorite part of the day! My boyfriend is an amazing chef and not a day goes by that he doesn’t surprise me with a beautiful meal!
What would you say to someone who wants pick a craft like yours?
Go for it!! It’s a very fun but challenging craft. Progression comes with a ton of time, practice, trial and error, but once you find your groove it becomes an addiction! Chainstiching is a beautiful slow process, with no instant gratification, which is so nice to have in this fast pace world we are all living in!