Sewing Luck & Pattern Pyramid

Silk Thread

No, Ella, not the new silk thread. Sigh.

If you think your sewing luck is better than mine, head over to Sew Well where there is a very touching update on the Pattern Pyramid. It lives, breathes, grows, expands!

For new readers, the Pattern Pyramid is a collection of patterns gifted to me, split up and sent around the world to various different winners. Each person got to keep a pattern for themselves, and then host their own giveaway. The theory was that this competition would draw to a natural conclusion after about half a dozen giveaways, the last pattern sent to a happy home. However, I didn’t count on the ongoing generosity of other Sewists. People kept adding to the parcel and some of the pattern collections are pretty huge now. I could never have foreseen this when I put a few parcels in the post just over a year ago.


What’s really touching is that apparently there’s now a chain of notes, included in Sew Well’s Pattern Pyramid parcel. The notes narrate the story of these patterns’ journey around the world, each winner adding their own few words. Isn’t that wonderful?

So go on. See if your sewing luck is better than mine. You could be the next person contributing to the PatternPyramid story.

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14 Responses to Sewing Luck & Pattern Pyramid

  1. This shows just how generous sewers really are!

  2. Ginny says:

    I can’t believe that 1950s Vogue one is still in there! I think I’ve entered for that bundle just about every time for the sake of that pattern. We wants it, precious!

  3. Julie Taylor says:

    I recognise those chew marks! They seem to love cotton reels. Bessie is a welsh terrier and 9 now so can’t be bothered to chew anymore unless it is something tastier of course! Good luck with the pattern pyramid what a fab idea! x

  4. Oops… Ella! So hard to be cross with all that cuteness going on!

  5. carlalissa says:

    I didnt understand the pattern pyramid was all about. Thank you for explaining it.

  6. BeingZhenya says:

    I can’t wait for the fashion pyramid to somehow miraculously get to my mail box and trust me, I have some to donate too 🙂

  7. Lori says:

    Thanks for explaining the pyramid, sounds like a wonderful and fun idea.

  8. Ooh, I am currently hosting a pattern pyramid giveaway – I wonder if it came from you originally … How would I know? Anyway, I have a couple of Vogue patterns, a Colette and some other good uns if anyone is interested.

  9. Joanne says:

    That’s so cool. A little bit of history in every package.

  10. Julie says:

    What an amazing idea!

  11. Catherine says:

    oh no! naughty pup! My cat once ate a length of knitting yarn and there was some panicked calls to the vet, but he was ok in the end and he still tries to steal the snipped threads while im sewing! so bad!

  12. Amy says:

    Can’t wait to draw the winner tomorrow and see where the particular Pattern Pyramid I’ve now been a part of will go next. What a grand idea! Except, at the rate the pyramid is growing, people are going to end up with a very large post office bill!

  13. Little pig dog strikes again! I have one pig dog who eats every weird thing, the more indigestible the better. No thread spools yet …
    How wonderful that your pattern giveaway has developed this huge life of its own. You’re a crusader!

  14. gingermakes says:

    What is it with spools of thread?!?! My girl dog is addicted to them– I’m so careful, but if they roll off a table unnoticed by me you can be sure they won’t go unnoticed by her! She hides them in her bed and chews them when I’m gone!

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