Monday, July 11, 2011


In lieu of posting my projects, I thought I might post some things I find inspirational for sewing projects, especially when it comes to drafting my own patterns (something I have yet to try!). The number one source I get for inspiration would of course be, The Pyramid Collection. I LOVE that site!

Every piece they make is beautiful, unique, and whimsical. My ideal wardrobe in fact. The only thing I don't like about it are the super high prices ($89.95 for a dress!). Also, I hate it when I read the little description of a dress I'm drooling over and it says "100% polyester" (YUCK!). Other than that, LOVE it!

I've seen one jacket in particular and while rummaging through my sewing patterns I came across Simplicity 2766 and view E is pretty much the jacket with a little sleeve variation!

I'm thinking just add a sleeve ruffle and I'll have myself a Pyramid Collection knockoff :P.

Another inspiration I got recently is from all the header pictures of all the lovely blogs I've been browsing. I'm thinking Apples of Avalon should have one soon. I named this blog "Apples of Avalon" because I absolutely LOVE the book The Mists of Avalon, in fact, it's my favorite book of all time. I had an idea to make a "Priestess of Avalon" dress and pose for some lovely pictures at a lake and do some Photoshop magic to create a smashing header picture.

I already have a pattern in mind and I'm definitely going to make a muslin first. Maybe out of some navy blue bedsheets. I'm thinking high quality indigo broadcloth for the final project. I've read the book literally 100 times so I have a pretty good idea of what it should look like.  I can tell you one thing they are NOT that hideous color of orange that the TNT abomination depicted them as (I could go on and on about how badly they messed the book up!).

I have until maybe November until the roads up to the mountain lakes close but I'm pretty sure I'm going to get it done before then. Anyway, that's the plan for an upcoming Apples of Avalon makeover!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

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