a couple photos from a sunny, yellow sunday…

+ brunch at our friend’s apt where they have beautiful chairs covered with beautiful maharam fabric. 
+ which matched the mango sorbet with toasted coconut from jacques torres that we got after.

rooftop gardens

looking down at the seine

ducking into a beautiful old church

jardin du luxembourg

resting in the heat

neighbor cat

evening light… around 10pm

days one and two in paris were hot, hot, hot… and i had to wear the lightest summer dresses that i packed. the first thing i noticed was the flowers, especially roses, in bloom everywhere. it’s probably because i’m so interested in gardening right now… i especially loved the rooftop and balcony gardens. we spent our whole time in paris walking and wandering. we pretty much avoided the tourist sights and decided to not even go to a single museum (which josh’s brother said was “shocking!”)– but we had both been to paris as teenagers and went to all the museums and sights, so this time we wanted to see the rest of the city. my photos are kind of a strange mix of snapshots this time…. i didn’t document everything as well as our scandinavia trip. but sometimes it’s nice to put away the camera. the sweet cat lived in the apartment next to our hotel room and ran over to say hi every time he saw me. we named him antoine after a french cat who lived below us in the west village.

we had a great time on our trip. i could be very happy living in paris!

this was the view from our room and the front of our hotel.
more soon…

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one more thing!
please save the date for a SALE in my studio, saturday june 27th… 
including mociun clothing! and more, tba.

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(photo from litchi7.)

(photo from sew fussy)

another JUNE class!

cal and i have added a new class to my june schedule. this one-day workshop will take you through the steps of built by wendy pattern #3835, and you will have a completed garment by the end of the day. last month’s class was a blast, and I’m looking forward to another! yummy vegetarian lunch included (if i do say so myself!).

see the pattern here.

try to email me right away if you would like to sign up— spots are limited. and feel free to write me with any questions.

lena [at] lenacorwin.com

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intermediate level

one 5-hour workshop
11am – 4pm
saturday, june 13th
$125 + supplies

cal patch will be in town briefly and i’m very happy that she has time to teach this class! if you’re like me, and know how to use a sewing machine, but have always been intimidated to try a pattern on your own— then this class is perfect. we will be using the simplicity 3835 built by wendy pattern. students must arrive at class with pieces already cut out and marked, as this can take up to 2 hours and it will be otherwise impossible to finish the project in the allotted time. you will need to bring your own sewing machine to class. if you can’t, you can email me and I will try to arrange to borrow one for you.