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Pattern Pyramid Giveaway!

Hooray!  I won a pattern pyramid from Quilt, Sew, Sew, Sue (see here for her giveaway)!  I love winning stuff :)

This pyramid was originally started by Karen from Did You Make That? in this post back in June of last year.  Since then the pyramid is slowly winding it's way around the world of the blogosphere (can a pyramid wind?) and indeed around the actual world - as Karen lives in the UK and I live in Tasmania...


Here are the patterns which Sue sent me, along with a lovely card.  She added in the Vogue Sandra Betzina pants pattern.

There is a Simplicity (7355) "jumper" or top.  It's pretty cute and retro, though too small for me and too large for Issy for a while, so I won't be keeping this one:



 There is a Vogue Doll Collection pattern (V7985) which already has doll bits cut out inside it, from the looks of things.  I find these dolls moderately creepy, so I won't be keeping this one either:


There is a very lovely Very Easy Vogue dress (V9531) which I think is modern and looks FAB.  I really really really wanted to keep this one, but it's a size 6 - 12 and I am definitely a 14 - 16 (or even more depending on the fit sometimes).  I half talked myself into keeping this and adjusting it but there is so much sewing on the list it's just ridiculous (stay tuned for the sewing list post - so long I am considering breaking it into multiple posts...).  So I am being unselfish and not keeping this one:


And finally, there is the pattern which Sue added to the giveaway - a Today's Fit by Sandra Betzina Vogue (V2948) pair of trousers.  I have just started my foray into trouser making (don't mention the list!) and anything with the words "Contoured waistband flattens tummy" on the back has to be good :)  So I will keep this one:



For the fine print of the giveaway see Karen's original post, including details of the charity supported by the original donor of the patterns.  The rules are that as the winner of Sue's pyramid, I keep a pattern (I could probably keep two as she added an extra one to the haul).  I then host a giveaway and post the remaining patterns to the winner.  The winner hosts a giveaway, picks a pattern to keep and then posts the remaining on to a new winner.  And so on, until the final pattern winner.

I will follow Sue's lead and add a pattern in, though mine is only a super cheap/quick caftan pattern.  It's from Moonshine Designs, though I couldn't find a picture on their website and I don't have one.  I would also like to add something small to suit the winner - a ball of wool, some trim or ribbon, depending on what sort of sewing/craft they do.

So - leave a comment here telling me if you find dolls or clowns more creepy, and I will pick a winner from the comments.  The giveaway is open until Valentine's Day (Feb 14...in case you live under a rock) and you must have a blog to enter.

Hooray for winning!

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  1. Glad you are happy to keep the pants pattern - enjoy! Maybe we can sew along, but I am not good at sewing deadlines! I hope everyone enjoys this pattern pyramid too!

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