We have selected 10 ways to customise your Apollon sweatshirt. Because, when you sew, the best thing is to be able to make unique garments that fit your body, style and tastes. In the past 3 years, we have seen quite a few I AM Apollon being made. All different, all beautiful. Some of you have even made alterations to the base pattern and added some extra details. We have selected 10 ideas to inspire you to do the same.
1. Add iron-on patches or perles
This method is certainly the easiest to personalise your Apollon. Often the patches have glue on the back that you can just iron-on An easy way to make your Apollon that extra bit special.
@ab_acia_et_acu added an iron-on hummingbird patch
@claireaimelesmadeleines sewed on some pearls at the neckline
@yum007 chose to add some golden triangles that she ironed on
2. Embroider it
Of course embroidering on jersey fabric is not the simplest but those 2 lovely examples should make you want to try.
@yum007 has embroidered using golden threads on her black sweatshirt
Closer, the embroidery is even more beautiful
@armellerymd saw big with this amazing embroidery work
3. Add geometric shapes
This idea has already been presented in a tutorial on our blog. In this tutorial we show you how to create unique blocks of your choice for your Apollon sweatshirt.
Geometrical Apollon by @clouyoute
4. Add ruffles
Once you know how to cut your Apollon to add a geometrical shape, you can easily add a ruffled band. Or even add some ruffles at the shoulder seams.
V-shaped ruffles by @ceciletood, have you noticed the collar with pleated cotton fabric?
@zakadit added some ruffles to this sweatshirt and then gifted it to his little sister
@karottecake75 and her lovely sailor shirt Apollon with added ruffles
5. Add pockets
Adding a patched pocket is fairly easy but when you guys start adding welt pockets to your garments we are in awe…
Marie-Emilienne of @iam_patterns sewed this patched on pocket for the I AM in Africa collection
@l_atelier_de_blandine added welt pockets to her Apollon dress
6. Add volume for a baby bump
It is not easy to find maternity clothes and sewing patterns that fit to accommodate the baby bump. But with a good classic sewing pattern and a bit of imagination, we can do it.
@marion.dg had the great idea to add some volume to her Apollon to welcome her baby bump
7. Add a snood
A snood sweatshirt often feature a zipper but this one is not and it is made using our Apollon pattern. It seems soft and cozy we would love to try it on.
@marion.dg customised her Apollon by adding a snood to it
8. Upcycle or use fabric scraps
Sewing your own clothes is good for the planet. We all know that. So when we use fabric scraps to create a new garment we are even prouder than usual. And why not use fabric from garment you do not use anymore?
Marie-Emilienne of @iam_patterns recycled denim sleeves for this Apollon
@rebeckas_verkstad made her Apollon using scraps of 3 different fabrics
9. Rethink the back
We look at the front of a garment more than the back but sometimes it is the back that makes the garment what it is. Just like our I AM Sirius or I AM Aphrodite. So why not an Apollon?
@laetipoints created this beautiful cross-over back with added lace on the edges
10. Modify the neckline
As for the version above by @ceciletood there are a lot of different ways to modify the neckline of a garment. @bee_made customised an Apollon creating a laced neckline and shows you how to do it on her blog (please note the blog is only in French but has lots of pictures that can help you understand).
The laced neckline by @bee_made