The Great Wellington Pattern Pyramid Launch!

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I am sure by now you are all well aware of the various pattern pyramids streaking through the sewing blog-o-sphere. And if not then you better check out the post by the amazing Pattern Pyramid instigator Karen of Did You make That? stat!

Like me, you may have stalked these pyramids and put your name down many many times in the hopes of getting your mitts on a pile of vintage (and sometimes very kitsch) patterns to take your pick from or unload a couple of your own on to and pass on.

Well guess what?

After our super successful first Wellington bloggers meet we had a few, ok, heaps(!) of left over pattern swap goodies. So, as previously alluded to, we decided to send out a mass Wellington Pattern Pyramid TO THE WORLD!

Each of the amazing Wellington Sewing Blogging Ladies (this is not really our official name, I just made that up right now) have each personally selected 6 gorgeous patterns, just for you. We will be posting these up this weekend on each of our blogs for you to enter and WIN!

Here is The Curious Kiwi’s Special Selection:

The Great Wellington Pattern Pyramid launch!

Let’s take a closer look at the options shall we?

Perfect for lounging in the sunshine as summer approaches (for us down here anyway):

McCalls 6037 – Misses’ & Women’s Top, Tunic & Caftan

Size (B5) 8-10-12-14-16
Uncut/factory folded

For the groooovey 1970s man in your life?:

Simplicity 8492 – Men’s Unlined Jacket & Pants

Size 38 – Chest 97cm/38”, Waist 81cm/32”
Pattern is cut but appears intact with instructions

For the active man, oh my, those thighs!:

Butterick 3050 – Men’s Jacket, Pants & Shorts

Size medium – Chest 97-102cm/81-87”
Uncut/factory folded

I’m sorry but the headband isn’t included in the pattern but I’m sure you could work out how to whip that up by yourself, you are all so talented!

Back to the ladies, the ever-stylish blazer, great for both work & play – I almost kept this one!:

Simplicity 7113 – Misses Lined Blazer

Sizes 18 & 20 – Bust 102cm/40” and 107cm/42”
Uncut/factory folded

Light and feminine, perfect for relaxing on a warm Summers evening, could be really cute with some lace inserts:

Butterick 5744 – Misses’ Gown and Robes

Size 10 – Bust 83cm/32½”
Uncut/factory folded

And another great Summer pattern, a classic a-line dress WITH BONUS POCKETS!:

Style 2245 – Misses’ & Womens Bias Dress

Sizes 18 & 20 – Bust 102cm/40” and 107cm/42”
Uncut/factory folded

So what do you think about Wellington’s stash busting efforts? I know hobbits are very exciting too but…PATTERNS! Do any of these take your fancy?

A reminder of The Rules:

  • Anyone, anywhere in the world, can enter by leaving a comment on this post by midnight NZDT (UTC/GMT +12 hours) on Friday 7th December (which really means when I get up Saturday morning!) but you must have an active blog.
  • I will randomly select one 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.
  • Some people like to replace the pattern they are taking with another from their stash, this keeps the pyramid going longer, but is not compulsory.

So comment away to let me know you want to be in the draw and tell me which pattern you would keep out of the amazing selection above and why?

Then don’t forget to check out the other Wellington Sewing Bloggers and add them to your reading list for more chances to get your hands on a Wellington Pattern Pyramid:

Where in the world will the Wellington Pattern Pyramids end up next?

Stay tuned! ;)

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19 thoughts on “The Great Wellington Pattern Pyramid Launch!

  1. I would like the McCalls one. I need to make a kaftan as we are going to spend xmas and new year at a beach shack in South Australia so I need something stylish to wear while watching the kids frollicking in the water not getting burnt to a crisp!!

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  5. Awesome! Please put me in the draw for a chance to win. I would be all over either the women’s jacket or the mens ‘suit’ – my hubby would totally rock that!

  6. Hi there, great choices! I’d like to enter the giveaway, and if I won I would keep Style 2245. It’s summery, it’s got pockets, and it looks very 1970s to me. I’d say the 50s and 60s are my favourite eras for fashion, but somehow I keep making 1970s garments. Thanks! I have way too many patterns so I would be more than happy to attach something nice to the pyramid before I pass them on.

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