Friday, September 07, 2012

Pattern Pyramid Giveaway! Live here today!!

Look what arrived in rural Aberdeenshire yesterday!  All the way from Carolyn in Australia, its the next thrilling instalment in the Pattern Pyramid giveaway extravaganza - woo hoo!

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 am thinking of diving deep into the stash to use up some long-languishing pinstriped suiting to make a career-sharp interview dress ; )

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!

THE RULES
  • 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!







34 comments:

Spikeabell said...

Hey Roobeedoo,

I was wondering which pattern you would pick! Having watched the pattern pyramid progress I've finally decided to join in it seems like such a lot of fun.

Look forward to seeing the dress made up!

sewbusylizzy said...

Oh, I would love to be part of this pyramid madness! Even if they do have to come all the way back to Australia!

sewbusylizzy said...

Oh, I would love to be part of this pyramid madness! Even if they do have to come all the way back to Australia!

didyoumakethat said...

A bonus mystery pattern - woohoo! I can't wait to see your interpretation of this dress.

Sølvi said...

Ooo, exciting! I´m in! I love your choice, can´t wait to see the result!

Carolyn said...

I am looking forward to seeing your dress! It is an extremely fragile pattern, isn't it, so I am glad you are giving it a good new permanent home. No need to enter my name into the draw, obviously! ;D

ElleC said...

add me to the draw, I have my eye on that Burda magazine!

Kat said...

Oooh yes please! I can't wait to find out the identity of the mystery pattern...although I have my eye on a couple of the dresses too!

Renae said...

Oh how I have been watching all the Pyramid fun. Count me in!

Seraphinalina said...

Lovely choice for yourself. I look forward to seeing your version. Count me in for the pyramid contest!

Carolyn said...

Please count me in for the contest.

PoldaPop said...

Count me in for the contest! And I'm glad I found your blog - I'll certainly be back!

Alicja said...

Great choice! I'd love to see the finished product! And I'd love to be the next in line here :)

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Sarah said...

Roo: I'm commenting ....just because I HAVE to keep in touch with you. You always brighten my spirits, if I'm having a "down" (today is) day.

If you draw my name....please put it right back in and draw again!! (I'm not so talented and don't even have a sewing machine.)

Hugs dear talented lady....

Symon said...

Please count me in! I've been following you since your guest post on Joanne's blog, and I've been loving your humour and writing style! :) Cheers!

Kirsty said...

Oh yes! Count me in :)

MarrieB said...

Count me in too please. :)

Karen said...

Ooh, they all look very interesting!

twotoast said...

Most excellent! Please count me in :o)

velosewer said...

How exciting. I hope you enjoy your pattern.

Debbie said...

Count me in. I have been following the pattern pyramid from the beginning and am ever hopeful someone will be pick me soo!!!! But in the meantime I am discovering great new blogs!!

soisewedthis said...

I'd love to win, count me in!

Kristen said...

So glad to have another chance at snagging a pattern, count me in!

Jane said...

Yes please, count me in! Can't wait to see that 1940's dress made up, x

sulkycat said...

Please count me in! Thank you.

Cha-Cha said...

Me too!

sarahp said...

Oh - please include me :) I love this global sewing!

SuBoo said...

Me too please :)

BusyLizzie said...

Oooh, a mystery pattern, how exciting - please count me in too!

redsilvia said...

I can't wait to see what a modesty panel is ;-)

Lovely dress to choose, can't wait to see how you interpret it!

Carmen Bouchard aka CarmencitaB said...

Count me in!

.ambre. said...

What a fun idea!

Macska said...

Yay! The Pattern Pyramid is fabulous - I've been enjoying seeing where it goes and what people choose. ;-) I'd love to be in the draw for your giveaway.

Oanh said...

Hello!
I would love to participate in the pattern pyramid; I've only just started sewing from patterns. And I must admit, I watch the patterns go from one place to another; usually they've just left where I am - so from The Perfect Nose in Melbourne (I'm in Melbourne!) to Carolyn in WA, Australia (when I decided not to enter because it would come back to Melbourne) and off to you in Scotland, and I've decided to enter, because my enthusiasm can no longer be held back. So, if I get picked, it just goes back to Australia, which seems a bit silly ... oh well. I love your spotty Renfrew top and matching pants!