It’s PATTERN PYRAMID time again! (Everyone loves getting parcels)

Wow I have received some neat parcels this week! 😉

(Apologies in advance: All these photos were taken with my phone because I have leant my usual camera to a family member)

I get most of my online purchased delivered to my work PO Box number, it’s just that bit more secure plus if I don’t have any reason to check the box the rest of the people I work with (all boys, heh!) will never check it!

This week I got three parcels! Ohh!

The first was from Robin at a little sewing, my copy of Drape Drape 2 that I won just before Christmas.

Ohh I love new sewing books. There are plenty of reviews about this book all over the internetz so I’ll just show you the two patterns that I am immediately caught my eye:

No. 3 three-piece vest with oversized pockets, page 30

no. 7 two-piece open batwing dress, page 52

Parcel number two was some AMAZING fabric that I keep seeing on different blogs and have been hunting hunting hunting for and when I finally found it I just got out my credit card and BOOM! Here it is:

Alexander Henry “Sewing is Easy” comic book print cotton

I am thinking of using this for a vintage dress but I am not sure if it will be too much, so perhaps I will add in a contrast for some elements…hmmm 🙂

And finally! The Pattern Pyramid. I finally won one of the original pyramids from Oanh at Unique Schmuck. Yay, and now it’s your turn!

Here are the Patterns Pyramid patterns:

A printed copy of the free Your Sewing Rocks 9-10 “Paperbag Ensemble Dress” & Simplicity 2339 Amazing Fit Blouse

I am keeping Simplicity Precious Pals – a Cabbage Patch Dolls rip off but my Cabbage Patch Doll (Edith) needs a new dress so I can happily display her in my sewing room…and creep out NH who thinks CP Dolls are…well, creepy! Swing Style Sensations Jackets/Coat, despite the hideous fabric, actually looks like a great simple pattern

McCall’s 8269 & Simplicity 9366 (ahh the 80s!)

A selection of Prima Patterns to choose

There are also 3 of the original Pattern Pyramid Make sew-in tapes left!

I am adding into the mix a very special Patrones magazine…well, special in that it is my last Patrones magazine for a while. I did not renew my subscription a few months ago…I am just feeling a bit overwhelmed with patterns from two magazines (plus the odd Burda that I buy and the envelope patterns) I enjoy them for the fashion but I am not fast enough to get my full monies worth so I am sticking with just Manequim for now.

Patrones 323 Spring Special

It’s a great issue:

I am sure you guys know the rules by now but just in case, a reminder:

  • Anyone, anywhere in the world, can enter by leaving a comment on this post by midnight NZDT (UTC/GMT +12 hours) on Friday 8th March (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 write a comment below to be in the draw and tell me which pattern you would keep out of the selection above and why?

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21 thoughts on “It’s PATTERN PYRAMID time again! (Everyone loves getting parcels)

  1. Count me in!!! 🙂 I would love to look closer at your Patrones mag and the Prima pattern tops before choosing one (never had any of those before) and would probably add a pattern into the mix before sending them along. Thanks…

  2. Hi there, please out me in the draw for the pattern pyramid. I love this concept. My computer won’t show the pictures you’ve posted for some reason, so this one’s a mystery pattern pyramid for me!

    • Hi Leonie, I have put you in the mystery draw, haha, yes something Has happened to my Photobucket account! I am on holiday so I’ll have to fix it when I get home on Monday. Please come back next week & let me know which pattern you fancy, it’s fun for me to see what everyone chooses 🙂

  3. Oh wow this is awesome-pyramid’s back in the Antipodes 😄 and super generous of you to put in a Patrones. I’ve heard of the Prima patterns but never seen one of those either-interesting. Please count me in. If I win I’ll either trace off and replace or add a fresh pattern to replace the one I choose.

  4. Yay! I’m glad it arrived, and quite quickly too. Um, I don’t wish to enter, just wanted to say: yay! I need to look into sewing magazines … (Because I need more patterns! Hmmm)

  5. Hello,
    Just wanted to ask, where did you get the patrones subscription. I cant seem to find anyone in Australia who can help me with that. Do you have a subscription for Mannequim. This is a great magazine, I have been buying both of them on ebay. Hope you can help. I am in Melbourne. Oh, by the way, I love your blogs. Xxx

    Kind Regards
    Dana Gibson

    • Hi Dana, thanks for commenting. I do have a subscription to Manequim, I think I am on my 3rd year with them (and I did have one with Patrones for slightly longer) – The easiest way to subscribe is to email them. I have all the information on this page here. I hope that helps. I love getting Manequim the most, it is so fashion forward and exciting, I always get inspired. 🙂

      Do you want to enter the pattern pyramid too?

  6. I shall like to enter your Pattern Pyramid! The last one was so fun. I hope that the Pattern Pyramid you won and that I have mailed you comes soon! Let me know when it does. Cheers! 🙂

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