It didn't take me long to choose this amazing vintage pattern for my Pyramid make.
Designed for striped fabric, it has a sweetheart neckline with an inset pin-tucked "vest" (aka modesty panel), bias cut skirt and interesting v-shaped waistline. Ooh!
I felt destined to rescue this pattern from its travels when I saw from its outer envelope that in 2009, it travelled from Bournemouth to Inverness, a mere hundred miles away! Did the addressee Cathy ever sew it? (If you are Cathy, do leave a comment and let me know!) As you can probably see, it is getting pretty tattered, and I doubt it would survive many more international jet-setting adventures. I decided it was too fragile to try to photocopy the instructions, trace the pieces and send it on its way. I will handle it with great care while I make my dress and then it is staying at home in Scotland in the Roobeedoo archive, away from strong light, damp or heat.
But what does this mean for you, as a potential Pattern Pyramid winner?
It means that if you are the lucky commenter to have your name drawn from FL's Rainbow hat, you will be sent the other four patterns, plus the Burda magazine from the original parcel and a batch of Pattern Pyramid sew-in labels ... plus a special mystery pattern which I will choose from my own pattern stash. It might be a pattern I have already made myself, or it might be one that I had set aside to list in my Etsy shop... wait and see!
|No patterns were harmed in the making of this image in Paint|
Are you ready?
OK, off we go!
- Anyone, anywhere can enter the giveaway by posting a comment below by midnight GMT Friday 14 September 2012 BUT you must have an active blog. (Reasons to become obvious.)
- I will randomly select ONE winner.
- I will post the patterns shown above (minus the ?-marked one), plus one mystery pattern, along with a batch of Pattern Pyramid woven labels 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 E. Person E will pick a pattern for themselves, host their own giveaway and post the remaining patterns to the winner, Person F. Person F will…
- If you are the winner, please consider making a small contribution to The Brooke. This is a charity close to the heart of Catherine, who so generously provided these patterns.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a dress to make... see you next week! Good luck!