Newsflash! Pattern Pyramid hits the Westcountry

Hi everyone. How exciting – did you know I was the lucky Pattern Pyramid Winner of the batch of yummalicius patterns hosted by SewBusyLizzy? Well you do now!

Not only did I receive a massive wedge of sewing patterns, Lizzy also sent me the cutest gift – she knows me so well – wrapped up in polka dots – gigantes rik rack & some pretty lace as well as a sweet notebook to keep track of all my rambling ideas. Perfect- thank you so much πŸ™‚

I will now regale you pictorially with photos showing what was in this particular haul. I have also taken the opportunity to add a few of my own to boost it.

Before i do that, let’s recap. remember this is the brainchild of Karen at Didyoumakethat & here are the rules (lifted from the original post ) to remind you:


  • No way am I going through 30 patterns, ensuring that every pattern piece is there. This is pot luck!
  • Please don’t email me for specifics on these patterns. Take your chance!
  • Your selection of patterns will be picked at random, though I do promise to attempt a good variety of makes. Please don’t contact me asking for specific patterns.
  • 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.

All Karen asks of participants is to engage in a timely fashion, launching their own giveaways soon after receiving a parcel. you must also be happy to post patterns worldwide – we really want to spread the love!


And there’s something about the package that sends my cat nearly as crazy as me!!! He can’t get enough of it!! Is there catnip in there too? X

So here are some shots of the loot…..


Some real goodies in here, even the 80s and 90s ones have some very redeemable features and are useable if you get past the illustrations!


Which would you choose if you won? Seriously the 60s and 70s ones are awesome!!


I couldn’t resist adding a Few of my own…. Yes that is a 1940s pattern….Will this pyramid ever run out of steam?!


And this is the one I’m keeping for me :-). I am SO dreaming of spring/ summer dress sewing already!


This giveaway ends on Sunday 20th january at midnight gmt. (am the next day I will pick one lucky reader (worldwide) All you have to do is to leave a comment (by the way, don’t worry if it doesn’t appear – I have to manually de-spam comments if you haven’t commented recently & if I am not able to get to my computer that might take a little while)

56 thoughts on “Newsflash! Pattern Pyramid hits the Westcountry

  1. Lizzy

    I’m so pleased you like the little extra pressie! And when I popped Simplicity 6262 in the Pyramid I did think “I wonder if Winnie will keep this one? I can just see her in it”. I love that pattern so good choice!

  2. Claire (aka Seemane)

    Winnie I love your pattern choice – the shawl style collar is fab… I can totally see you in an exact duplicate of the polka dot version on the envelope (I love it so much I’m off to Etsy/eBay to see if I can’t find Simplicity 6262 myself :)!)

  3. Kristonlion

    I’m in for the pyramid! I know someday Ill win one! I have some great patterns to add that are a touch too tiny for me! Adorable kitty! And can’t wait to see the dress! I love the stuff you make!

  4. Sue

    Ooh, love that one you picked! Must throw my hat in the ring for an entry. Would love to win and add some patterns from my stash to the pyramid. πŸ™‚

  5. Veronica

    count me in, I have been trying to use up some of my hoardes of fabric πŸ™‚ so any of those would be fantastic

  6. Andrea

    You lucky lady! The pattern you picked is awesome. Will you make it two tone or all one colour? Oh, the possibilities. I really like those 60s patterns so please count me in.

  7. Kat H

    I love it how the pyramids seem to keep getting bigger, rather than smaller! πŸ™‚ I’d love to be in the draw please – I really want that 1940s pattern!! πŸ˜‰

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  9. Debbie

    Hi there

    Count me in. I have been entering all the pattern Pyramids. I think it is such an awesome idea.

    Love the pattern you are keeping, looking forward to seeing it sewn up!

  10. DanaC

    How much fun…..I’ve been sewing 40+ years, love to see those patterns. I have some older patterns I would love to put in, but also would love to be a part of the pyramid too. Thank you for sponsoring it! DanaC

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  11. LinB

    I can testify that the Butterick 6983 (ruffle-front blouse, skirt and … I think … collarless jacket … is AWESOME. I made the heck out of this pattern in the late 80s. The envelope illustrations are very amusing now; but the skirt is timeless, the jacket merely needs shortening to look current, and the little blouse pops over your head –with a slot opening in front (buttoned or floating-snap fastened at neck) that is disguised by the jabot/ruflle treatment. The blouse worked best in something silky, or handkerchief weight, so that the ruffle wasn’t stiff and dreadful.

  12. Lynn

    Some great patterns there! I used the Simplicity 60s reprint to make a dress for my daughter to wear to her brother’s wedding.

  13. Amy Mayen

    I was just telling a fellow blogger that I wish there was a pattern library where we could purge our stash, knowing they would go to someone who can use them. I’m a pattern addict, with boxes of patterns I probably won’t get around to using, but I can’t bear to let them go somewhere where they might not be loved.
    Count me in, this is a fabulous idea!

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