Friday, 15 February 2013

Pattern Pyramid Giveaway!

Just before Christmas I was fortunate enough to win a Pattern Pyramid giveaway from Imogheena at Tropical Threads. What with the busyness of Christmas and such, a parcel arrived for me this week.

After some deliberation, I chose to keep a Burda Easy magazine with some really interesting looking patterns. The magazine is entirely in German, but I have a friend who speaks German who has offered to help out if the Google translate is a bit bewildering!

So, to my giveaway - these four are the remaining patterns from the original package.
BurdaStyle peplum blouse; Simplicity 5931 - size 14.
McCalls 2085 - size12,14,16; New Look 6773 - size 6-16.

We have the very last label that Karen had made up whe she originally started the Pattern Pyramid.

Because I chose a Burda magazine with several great patterns, I have added a few more patterns of my own to give the next winner a few extra options.
Simplicity 8186 - size 14; Style 1809 - size 6-18.
Simplicity 6896 - size12.

Below are the original rules set out by Karen of 'Did You Make That?'

I’ll add a request: I don’t have many readers on this blog, so if you guys could spread the word, that would be lovely. The more the merrier!

From 'Did You Make That?’s blog post:

  • Anyone, anywhere can enter the giveaway by posting a comment below by midnight NZ time Friday 22 February BUT you must have an active blog. (Reasons to become obvious.)
  • I will post the above selection of patterns to the winner, along with the final hand woven label to be sewn into anything made from one of these patterns.
  • The winner will pick one pattern to keep for themselves, then host their own giveaway. They will randomly select a winner, post the remaining patterns to that Person C. Person C will pick a pattern for themselves, host their own giveaway and post the remaining patterns to the winner, Person D. Person D will…You get the idea! 

I’m really keen to see how far and wide we can spread the pattern love and I’m intrigued to see who ends up with what.


  • If you’re a winner, I would love it if you could make a small contribution to The Brooke. This is a charity close to the heart of Catherine, who so generously provided these patterns.

Obviously, I’m operating on a huge level of trust – but I totally trust my readers. All I ask of participants is to engage in a timely fashion, launching their own giveaways soon after receiving a parcel. I also ask that you be happy to post patterns worldwide – we really want to spread the love! 
Once I send the patterns out, I’m not going to attempt to moderate further giveaways, but I’m curious to see how long this takes until the final patterns find loving homes. So please contact me with details of your win and where you live – I suspect another world map is essential! (Remember the World Map of Snoods?)

Finally, if you’re taking part or just want to spread the love, please feel free to add the below button to your blog’s sidebar. Let the fun commence!


  1. Count me in, please. I've been stalking the pyramid for a while now, would love to get a hold of that last label! I really like that last pattern you added too.

  2. Oh, I'll add this to my blog so - not sure that I have that many extra readers, but it can't hurt

  3. I'd love to enter and I'm thrilled to find another NZ sewing blog. Going to have a wee look around. There are several patterns there I love the look of! :o)

  4. me me me! I hope you pick me! Thank you! ;-)

  5. Oh! A New Zealand sewing blog! I love it when I find bloggers from NZ! Count me in please. Thanks

  6. Pattern Pyramid World Tour, send this to France!

  7. What great patterns! And fantastic to find another new Zealand based blogger like myself! Count me in please!

  8. Please count me in -- and I'm looking forward to seeing your make from the Burda!

  9. Hiya - please don't add me to the giveaway as I am trying very very hard not to be tempted by more stash building.

    Nice to see another NZ blog. Yay :-)

  10. I am always please to find new blogs to read. I have loved you since I found out that you made the woodland stroll cape, because I really want to make that at easter this year.

    please count me in :-)

  11. Fabulous patterns! Please count me in!

  12. Hello fellow kiwi!! Please count me in to the pyramid! Now off to check your blog out some more :)

  13. Count me in! Love the pattern options... if I win, it will be hard to choose!