Sunday, 30 November 2014

Giveaway - Wellington Sewing Bloggers Pattern Pyramid

A long long time ago I won a giveaway on Kat's blog which resulted in the Wellington Pattern Pyramid coming to the UK. What happened next wasn't so good - I put up a giveaway post and no-one entered.
I still have those patterns and they really ought to go to a good home. Now we've reached the end of #bpsewvember, the second anniversary of the Wellington Sewing Bloggers' Network, and the second anniversary of that giveaway fail it seems like the right time to try again. I've really enjoyed taking part in Sewvember - both thinking up my own interpretation of the daily themes, and seeing everyone else's. It's a lovely warm fuzzy feeling being part of something worldwide that's driven by enthusiasm for a shared hobby, and I'd like to think I contribute to this a bit.

The patterns, as I recieved them (note I kept the top one)
In case you're wondering what a pattern pyramid is - well - it's a sort of postal pass-the-parcel. The person at the top of the pyramid (Kat & the WBSN in this case) gives away a collection of vintage/second-hand patterns to one lucky winner, who gets to keep one and pass the rest on in the same manner. Scroll down to see details of the patterns I'm giving away.

  • Anyone, anywhere in the world, can enter by leaving a comment on this post by midnight GMT on Sunday 7th December but you must have an active blog.
  • I will randomly select a winner, Person A, and post them the collection of 6 patterns.
    Person A will then pick one pattern to keep for themselves, then host their own give-away They will randomly select a winner, post the remaining patterns to Person B.
  • Person B will pick a pattern for themselves and promptly host their own give-away and post the remaining patterns to the winner, Person C. Person C will do the same and so on until there is a last pattern winner…you get the idea.
 I've kept a pattern from the selection I received and, in penitence for my sins, I have replaced it with one from my stash. So - in celebration of Antipodean Sewcial Loveliness - if you'd like to receive this lovely bunch of patterns then just leave me a comment below.
Please give some way of contacting you in case you win. You don't need to follow me on any form of social media but the original pattern pyramid rules require that you have an active blog or site (anything with open-access commenting will do, I reckon).
Here are the goods - click through to my Flickr to see the envelope backs (I didn't want to swamp this post with photos!)

Simplicity 7219 - perhaps you could showcase some special fabric and make something like Tasia's holiday top?

Butterick 3740 - this has to be good value for (no) money. You too could have a jazzy vest, shirt, & slacks.

Butterick 4693 - 60s lovers, stop right here. Not just your usual A-line - we have pleats!

Vogue 8654 - A smart but cosy knit jacket, shame it's about 10" too small for me!

Simplicity 7433 - seventies willowy glamour (Margot from The Good Life?)

Butterick 3495 (Nicole Miller) - I bought this for the hair. And the seaming. But mostly the hair.

Good luck!

Because Flickr is a pile of crap I can't log into my Flickr account on my laptop right now, I can't fix the rotation on the envelope backs :( Anyone else had trouble logging in recently? I'm fairly sure I've changed my password the last 4 times I logged in via a browser (app seems fine).


  1. I'd love to be the next person to receive the pattern pyramid! I think it's really awesome :)

  2. No one commented? Oh no! Well I really like that scalloped hem top pattern and there are several other cute patterns.
    Thanks for re hosting. Have you tried tweeting, pinning and instagramming with a hashtag of #giveaway?

  3. jen @thestitcherandgatherer7 December 2014 at 10:53

    Yep..I'd love the 60's vibe dress. I like others but they are sadly too small!!

  4. What a great idea!!! I just love that 60s butterick pattern (will repost from instagram too)!

  5. Great idea I'd love to be part of a pattern pyramid I think I might start one even if I don't win. Share the love.

  6. I can't belive no one commented! Count me in - love that cosy jacket pattern.

  7. I'm sorry about what happened on your last giveaway. I hosted one last month and I just had 3 comments. I feel your pan. Thank you for doing it again.

  8. Congratulations! The random number generator has chosen you :-)
    I'll try and find a mail to link but if you see this before I manage it, please could you email your postal address to dichohecho (at) gmail dot com


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