I was super excited to be picked by the wonderful Fiona from Diary of a Chain Stitcher as the next recipient of the Wellington Pattern Pyramid. I owe her a big Thank You and an apology for not posting this sooner. The parcel arrived just over a week ago and not only did it contain all the lovely patterns, but also a really sweet card from Fiona and some gorgeous bits and pieces that she had picked out for me. I don’t know how she could bear to part with them and I am definitely going to try and incorporate some into my next makes.
I absolutely love those buttons, and the lace, all of it actually.
Anyway, the patterns – there really is something for everyone in this selection.
The five easy pieces are a dress, top, trousers, skirt and a jacket with a hood. All in the same pattern! Then there are some retro pieces with very ‘interesting’ styling:
And don’t these skirts remind you of the Miette?
Then there’s something for the man in your life. I was tempted but my husband has made me promise never ever to make him anything as he said he wouldn’t be able to pretend to like it. Suits me, I’d much rather sew for myself anyway. Sadly the haircut is not included. And what about the furry hat and scarf wearer in you life?The ones below are two of my favourites – the gorgeous dress that Fiona added, and this coat that I wish I had the time and skill to make:
So what did I choose? The rules say that I can only pick one pattern and it was a tough decision. I love the dress below, despite the styling. It reminds me a bit of Simplicity 1801 which I have been lusting over ever since I saw Tilly’s amazing bird print version.
Three reasons. One – I need some new pyjamas and already have the perfect fabric in my stash. I reckon this pattern will do the job. Two – I have never made trousers, so this will be a slightly less scarey introduction with (hopefully) minimal fitting. And three -one hour pants! I love a challenge and I have very little time at the moment so I am going to put this claim to the test.
I have added a couple of patterns to the pyramid – a vintage shirt dress with really cool side panels that I wish I could figure out how to grade down to my size, and a really pretty dress, Butterick 5384. If you fancy being the next recipient of the Pattern Pyramid leave me a comment and I will do the random person selector thing next Friday. Good Luck!