Pattern Pyramid Give-away!

16 Nov

My Pattern Pyramid is here! Turned up in the mail a few days ago, and I’ve finally managed to get a photo of it for you all.

Isn’t it beautiful? I made it into a sort of pyramid shape with the help of the lovely card Amber from soisewedthis who sent it to me. Although truth to tell, I thought the “Pyramid” part of it was alluding to pyramid schemes – kinda turning the concept into a nice one! But hey, why not two versions of the word?

There are some nice shorts/trousers in that Burda mag, otherwise it is full of things like fur-lined cloaks. Hmmm It’s 34C outside at the moment (No idea what that is in farenheit, sorry, but body temp is 36-37C to give you an idea) And 70% humidity. I don’t really want a fur-lined cloak *meep* And that darling vintage-y skirt and blouse is sadly not in my size. I’m really most enamoured of that blouse pattern in the middle of the bottom row.

Also for the record I didn’t get any of the lovely labels put into it at the beginning. Must have gotten lost in transit somewhere 😦

And I’ve got heaps of ideas for what to replace it with. In fact I have so many I reckon I could start up another pattern pyramid myself. In fact, the more I think about it, the more the idea appeals.

Perhaps I could draw two names out of the hat, one for one I set up and one for Did You Make That’s pattern pyramid…

Now, who wants in for the next leg of the pattern pyramid? Legs on the pyramid? Things are getting a bit weird now O_o 

I’ll just copy-and paste the original rules seeing how they are working well!  But I’ll add a request: I don’t have many readers on this blog, so if you guys could spread the word, that would be lovely. The more the merrier! (This really is so much FUN!!!)

From Did You Make That’s blog post:


  • Anyone, anywhere can enter the giveaway by posting a comment below by midnight GMT Friday 29 June BUT you must have an active blog. (Reasons to become obvious.)
  • I will randomly select six winners.
  • I will post a selection of approximately 5-6 patterns and/or Burda magazines to each winner, along with a generous number of hand woven labels to be sewn into anything made from one of these patterns.
  • Each 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 C. Person C will pick a pattern for themselves, host their own giveaway and post the remaining patterns to the winner, Person D. Person D will…

You get the idea! I’m really keen to see how far and wide we can spread the pattern love and I’m intrigued to see who ends up with what.


  • 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 the  30+ 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.
  • I will keep a couple of patterns for myself, because I deserve it.
  • 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.

Obviously, I’m operating on a huge level of trust – but I totally trust my readers. All I ask of participants is to engage in a timely fashion, launching their own giveaways soon after receiving a parcel. I also ask that you be happy to post patterns worldwide – we really want to spread the love! Once I send the patterns out, I’m not going to attempt to moderate further giveaways, but I’m curious to see how long this takes until the final patterns find loving homes. So please contact me with details of your win and where you live – I suspect another world map is essential! (Remember the World Map of Snoods?)

Finally, if you’re taking part or just want to spread the love, please feel free to add the below button to your blog’s sidebar. Let the fun commence!


26 Responses to “Pattern Pyramid Give-away!”

  1. oanh November 16, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

    I bet you have more readers than you realise. I am an incorrigible lurker and only rather random things lure me out. I think I came here via googling the paperbag ensemble dress: trying to find people who had worked with Your Style Rocks patterns!


    • Tropical Threads November 16, 2012 at 9:53 pm #

      It would be nice to think I did. I do most of my blog-reading on an RSS feed which I don’t think shows up on counters. I’m a bit of a lurker too.
      Oh yes, that Your Style Rocks dress. It was a great pattern. I was really impressed. Are you thinking of making any yourself?


      • oanh November 17, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

        Ditto on the RSS feeds 🙂
        Yes – I have printed out Eva and Paperbag Ensemble. Not sure when I’ll get around to either, but they’re in my future. I do like that they offer the patterns in A0 size for printing!


      • Tropical Threads November 17, 2012 at 4:31 pm #

        Hey that’s awesome! You have a blog? If you do make them up I’d love to see the end result.

        I have the Everywhere Tails printed out as well. I just don’t actually wear halterneck so don’t ask me what I was thinking. Probably that I could work out how to make it non-halter-neck? Yeah I love the A0 until I found out they cost so much to print. Oh well…


  2. Rachel (@mymessings) November 16, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    Congrats on winning! I’d love to enter please!


  3. CarmencitaB November 16, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    OK I’m in!


  4. Wendy November 16, 2012 at 6:49 pm #

    You’ve got some lovely patterns in your giveaway, please count me in!


  5. Felicity from Down Under November 16, 2012 at 7:19 pm #

    Yes, your temperature sounds far too warm for fur-lined anything although I’m sure the pattern could probably be adapted to something climate-appropriate. But if you don’t want to do that, I’d be happy to! (Or try to.) This is my first time visiting your blog, I think, so I’ll be off to prowl around and get a feel for what you do. Cheers.


    • Tropical Threads November 16, 2012 at 9:00 pm #

      I have seen chiffon capes and hoods. Very ethereal and romantic, and would suit this climate. If only I had a place to wear one… Welcome to my blog! Hope you enjoy it 🙂


  6. Catherine November 16, 2012 at 10:36 pm #

    Ohh please add me to the list!


  7. Helen Made November 17, 2012 at 5:04 am #

    Oh count me in! Congratulations in winning.


  8. soisewedthis November 17, 2012 at 10:26 am #

    Argh! I totally put labels in there for you! Were there any holes in the package or did customs steal them or maybe they slipped inside one of the patterns or the magazine or the end of the mailing envelope? Glad it mostly arrived!


    • Tropical Threads November 17, 2012 at 2:16 pm #

      I’ll have an extra-good look for them then. Maybe I missed them. I can’t remember now but I don’t think the package was ripped.

      Could have just fallen out when I opened it. Oh also I LOVED the big purple ribbon 🙂 So pretty!


    • Tropical Threads November 17, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

      Found it! YAY! slid down between the couch cushions. First place to look for anything missing in this household!


      • soisewedthis November 19, 2012 at 4:23 am #

        Awesome! My couch also likes to eat things, like my iPod recently! Glad you going them!


  9. Nikki November 18, 2012 at 5:56 am #

    Count me in please. I’m an Rss lurker too but comment when I can.


  10. Frankie November 23, 2012 at 6:14 am #

    I have just been introduced to your blog but I like what I see. Please count me in the pyramid comp. Thanks


  11. Liz November 23, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

    Count me in please – I have been stalking the Pyramid for a while now and am still crossing my fingers!


  12. kaitui_kiwi December 6, 2012 at 4:59 am #

    Ohh ohh! Please count me in, I’d love the burda mag and I would replace it with another pattern to keep the love moving around the world! 😉



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