Pattern Pyramid

15 Jan

AMIE, of LET’S BE AMIE, was the lucky blogger

Right, then, let’s get this going, shall we? Thanks to Karen in the first place (and Catherine before her, of course) and Show and Tell Meg more directly, I received a packet of lovelies (wonderfully clear photos and details over at Show and Tell; I suggest you check them there) by mail shortly before the end of last year. Also included were a couple of lovely notions; the zipper really caught my eye because it’s blue and would match one of my stash fabrics. Aha!

How lucky am I to get a beautiful blue zip? Plus, that's the pattern I decided to keep

How lucky am I to get a beautiful blue zip? Plus, that’s the pattern I decided to keep

With one thing and another, it has taken me a while to get around to doing much about the Pyramid. Although I’d originally hankered for a dress pattern, the McCalls 2546, sober assessment of the collection leaves me thinking that, really, a better option for me is the muumuu! It could be made to fit; and if I were to use a knit fabric, I could get away without zips (not my biggest sewing nightmare but not my favourite thing, either – although I have plans for that lovely blue baby). Given our present Rather Warm weather, a quick muumuu might be a very good idea: looser, and therefore cooler, than a maxi dress but still cheerful and fun.

I’m adding in these two Weigel’s patterns into the Pyramid; they’re an old Aussie brand.

Weigel's pattern 1897

Weigel’s pattern 1897

1897 is a pattern for pyjamas in two styles to fit a 12 year old (or 30″ bust).

Weigel's pattern 1524

Weigel’s pattern 1524

1524 is a pattern for an easy-to-make housecoat, size small (or 32 – 34″ bust)

Anyway, on with the business – I mean fun – side of things!

To Enter The Giveaway: 

  1. Leave a comment on this blog post saying which pattern you would keep if you win! [If you’re like me, you might find you’ll be changing your mind about that.] Anyone anywhere can enter the giveaway but you must have an active blog.
  2. The winner must agree to pick 1 pattern for him/herself then host a giveaway; and, obviously, 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 [hello, anyone out there in Antarctica?].
  3. You must have a blog of your own to host the giveaway of the extra patterns.
  4. 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.
  5. When you make your item, be sure to post about it so we can all drool over it 🙂

This giveaway will close at on Monday, 28 January 2013 at 11:59pm South Australian time – that is, Central Daylight Savings [or Adelaide] Time. That should be plenty of time, I hope, for you to spread the word among the blogging community. Be sure you enter before then to make sure you’re eligible.  And, if you are a day behind that time and you want to participate in this giveaway, please also BE SURE TO CHECK THE TIME DIFFERENCE CAREFULLY. I wouldn’t like anyone to miss out!

Only one entry per commenter, so additional comments won’t earn extra chances (and if you want to comment but not participate, you need only say so). I will also make sure to add in a surprise or two for the winner 🙂 Please spread the word on this one: tell your friends! We want as many people as possible to get involved in this wonderful opportunity 🙂 And remember, the winner gets one of those fabulous Pattern Pyramid tags to use in their make. Now, if you needed more incentive to participate, I can’t think what it would be. Good luck!


Posted by on January 15, 2013 in Sewing


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24 responses to “Pattern Pyramid

  1. Kat H

    January 16, 2013 at 06:13

    Yay for pattern pyramids! I’ve love to be in the draw for this one, please. 🙂 I’d keep either Simplicity 7672 or the Weigel’s house coat. (I was wondering where Weigel’s was from – I have a couple of their patterns. So thanks for the insight!)

    • Felicity from Down Under

      January 16, 2013 at 11:56

      Your name is in the hat. I hope you’ve had no trouble looking at the patterns on Show and Tell Meg’s page? As I said, my photos just don’t compare. And her page is such fun! Parenthetically, that housecoat pattern is a beauty. I’ve seen it in action.

  2. hannybobbins

    January 16, 2013 at 08:25

    Sorry I don’t know what patterns are in teh pyramid but I’dmlove the chance to win so I can choose one! I’m pretty new to apparel sewing so will probably have to go for the easiest one!

    • Felicity from Down Under

      January 16, 2013 at 11:54

      You’re very welcome to participate! If you click on the Show and Tell Meg link, that takes you to her page where all the patterns are on show (I’m afraid my photos are not in the same league in terms of clarity). She has kept one, and I’ve of course kept the muumuu pattern. There are some other wonderful treats there. 🙂

  3. Liz

    January 16, 2013 at 14:56

    I am still coveting Simplicity 4076 (although loving the housecoat)! Please enter me too!!

  4. Juliet

    January 16, 2013 at 16:14

    Oooh, I have never heard of Polynesian Patterns! I;ll have to look them up. Personally, I’d keep Simplicity 3385, so gorgeous! Fingers crossed, now.

    • Felicity from Down Under

      January 16, 2013 at 17:39

      I think they’re all lovely and I admit it was tricky making a choice, really, even though some of them would have meant more work than I’d ever find time for! But, you know, we’re all optimistic. Fingers crossed, indeed.

  5. carmencitabs

    January 16, 2013 at 18:45

    I’ll take the house coat please!

  6. Laura Mae

    January 16, 2013 at 18:50

    I love that housecoat. And I have never heard of Weigel patterns before – now I have another vintage sewing search word to distract me from all of the sewing projects waiting to be finished! Whoops!

    • Felicity from Down Under

      January 17, 2013 at 06:06

      Great Aunt, whose pattern it was, made the housecoat in a beautiful fabric that I think was an artificial silk (maybe an early rayon?) and I always wanted one just like it.

  7. sewbusylizzy

    January 16, 2013 at 21:42

    Is it really really evil to want to win the Pyramud twice??? Probably not evil as much as selfish…

    • Felicity from Down Under

      January 17, 2013 at 06:03

      I know you’ve been dedicatedly following those tap dance shorts around the planet!

  8. ecochic87

    January 17, 2013 at 00:54

    The children’s pyjamas are adorable, I think I would pick that pattern.

    • Felicity from Down Under

      January 17, 2013 at 06:04

      They do look nice, don’t they? I’ve no recollection of having worn anything quite like them, which makes me think they must have adorned cousins.

  9. madeonthecouch

    January 18, 2013 at 01:11

    How exciting! A pattern pyramid that’s actually in Australia… I never thought I’d see the day! I would totally love to get my hands on those high waisted shorts from the 80’s, that pattern and a drill in my stash that’s covered in measuring tapes have got to be a match made in heaven! Fingers crossed!

    • Felicity from Down Under

      January 18, 2013 at 09:17

      There have been a couple of other outposts here of the Pyramid, but it’s now so widespread – and isn’t that great? – that keeping up with all the parts of it can be quite exhausting. Good luck with the shorts!

  10. Ellen

    January 21, 2013 at 01:50

    I think I’d go for Simplicity 7672. Love that 70s styling!

  11. Dallas

    January 24, 2013 at 23:55

    Hi Felicity, there sure are some interesting patterns there but for me if would have to be the Burda jacket.

    • Felicity from Down Under

      January 25, 2013 at 13:15

      I’m running out of fingers to keep crossed but I’m sure that yours will be! Good luck.


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