*The winner has been announced! Go here to see the post and congrats to Felicity from Down Under!*
I have to confess, I have been a big delinquent. I won the leg of the pattern Pyramid Giveaway on Smith & Daphne 2 weeks ago and I am only just now posting it. Sorry to deny the world all this patterny goodness for so long! First off, just look at how cute my package was!
Kristen added a nice pink zipper, wrapped the patterns up in a cute fat quarter of fabric and tied it all off with a lovely piece of pink yarn. Thanks Kristen for such a fun treat!
Now, down to business :) For those of you who aren't familiar with the Pattern Pyramid, this was an idea thought up by the very lovely and very generous Karen of Did You Make That? several months ago. She received a large amount of patterns and wanted to pass them along and began this perpetual giveaway. Each winner of the giveaway is given a stack of patterns and gets to choose just one to keep for themselves while hosting their own giveaway to pass them along and continue the cycle. How great is that? Since the inception of this idea, it has grown and grown because several participants add in more patterns to keep the fun going.
I had a hard decision between the one I picked and the 60s dress (let's just say you all are lucky I'm an honest person!) but in the end neither of them were my size and I figured this blouse would be much easier to size up to fit me:
Ah, lovely Butterick 6965, you are all mine! Apparently this pattern was added in by Roobeedoo hoping it would go to someone who lived in a warmer climate than her native Scotland. Well, how much warmer can you get than sunny Florida? Not much! Thanks so much for adding this lovely top into the mix. I can't wait to make it up!
So, what patterns are in the running for this leg of the giveaway? Scroll down to see them all!
|Simplicity 3385 - How Mad Men is this baby? I was so torn over this one!|
|Simplicity 7672 - 1976. This includes the jacket, gaucho pants and pants. Check out that back pleating on the jacket!|
|Simplicity 4076 - Easily the oldest pattern of the lot. I'd say it's from the early 1950s. It includes the tap dance trunks, blouse and skating outfit.|
|McCall's 7990 - 1982. I remember being a little girl in ballet class wishing I had a costume like these...|
|Burda 7694 - This is a modern pattern for a 3/4 sleeve jacket|
|Polynesian Pattern 181 - That short dress actually would be in style now!|
|Vogue 1046 - Anna Sui dress. Can be made with cap style sleeves or 3/4 sleeves and has 2 neckline options.|
|McCall's 6937 - This is from 1980 and has a nice little collection of western wear. It includes a vest, blouse, skirt and pants.|
|McCall's 2546 - This is from 1986 and while it looks its age with those shoulder pads, the sleeveless version is cute and if you don't make it so boxy it could look cute :)|
|McCall's 7530 - From 1981, this pattern has 2 pairs of shorts and 2 pairs of pants. View A is for stretch knits only.|
- Leave a comment on this blog post telling us which pattern you would keep if you win! Make sure I can access your email - if you don't have a blogger account just leave your email at the end of your comment.
- The winner must agree to choose 1 pattern for herself and be ok with sending the rest off to any corner of the world. This started off in England and has already made it to almost every continent, so please make this open to people who live anywhere.
- You must have a blog of your own to host the giveaway of the extra patterns.
- If you are a winner, please consider making a donation to The Brooke, a charity dear to the heart of Catherine who generously provided these patterns.
- When you make your item, be sure to post about it so we can all drool over it :)