Pattern Pyramid Winner & MORE


Earlier this week I posted about the Pattern Pyramid I hosted. BUT THAT WAS ONLY HALF THE STORY – I received another, very thoughtful gift from Sew Biased, a copy of the original handbook that would have come with the Elna Grasshopper. Sew Biased noticed that I had previously blogged about My Grasshopper which was my grandmothers 1950s (or ’60s?) sewing machine. I used it for many years and even though I now have a computerised Janome my Grasshopper still keeps me company in my sewing room.

The manual has many pearls of wisdom…

Turns out there are 17(!!!!!) place that you’re meant to oil

And that I’ve been refilling the bobbin incorrectly all this time…awkward

There’s also five whole pages on what to do when things go wrong. Very handy indeed.

Now on to the thing you’re actually wanting from this post … The winner of the Pattern Pyramid … AND THE WINNER IS Country Girl Couture – WELL DONE! Send me an email and I’ll send this package your way!

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For now I’ll leave you with this slightly weird video of someone demonstrating the Grasshopper’s functions…


I was the lucky winner of Sew Biased’s Pattern Pyramid give away. Karen from Did You Make That? started this up in June last year and this pyramid is still travelling around the world – PRETTY AWESOME

I have a real soft spot for vintage sewing patterns so I was immediately drawn to this lovely 1965 shirt and skirt pattern. I love the box pleats and the open neck collar on the shirt.


And what pattern and I putting in? Simplicity 2145 which is a total knockoff of the Duchess of Cambridge’s engagement dress – even the model is styled like her!


So what are the patterns I hear you ask me?


Anyone, anywhere can enter the giveaway by posting a comment below by midnight New Zealand time Friday 15 March. Please be aware that we are several hours ahead of most of the world.
You must have an active blog.
I will randomly select a winner.
The winner will pick one pattern to keep for themselves, then host their own giveaway. They will randomly select a winner and post the remaining patterns to that person.
You get the idea!

This is pot luck! No way am I going through these patterns ensuring that every pattern piece is there.
If you’re a winner, Karen 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 the original patterns in this giveaway.
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.
Be open to post patterns worldwide – we really want to spread the love! Karen is curious to see how long this takes until the final patterns find loving homes. So please contact her with details of your win and where you live.

Finally, if you’re taking part or just want to spread the love, please feel free to add the below button (found on Karen’s blog) to your blog’s sidebar.

Let the fun commence!