The Pattern Pyramid is a terrific idea dreamed up by the clever and gorgeous Karen, with the aim of tying us all together as one big happy global sewing family and spreading the sewing bloggy love by sharing a bunch of patterns and all making something out of a common pattern pool... cool idea, no? I just love group challenges... so of course I jumped on the bandwagon immediamente...
Karen had the plan that we would select a pattern from the pool to keep, and TJ had the additional brilliant idea to send on all the patterns in her batch, which I agree is a very nice improvisation so I shall be doing the same.... plus I chose my pattern from the Burda magazine and I would feel like a right selfish meanie if I kept that magazine with all its fantabulous selection of patterns all for my very own :D
you even get a cute label :)I can promise you, my own choice is an interesting one... and results will appear here in due course... stay tuned!
In the meantime and as stipulated in the rules I am offering up the above batch of patterns to another interested seamster, so if you want to join in the worldwide, bloggy, sewing, love-fest of fun then please leave a comment on this post. I'll draw a winner at random in a week's time, and announce it here next Wednesday, 29th August.
That should give me enough time to trace out
In other news, it's come to my attention (thank you Pattern Review) that the Japanese pattern book by Natsuno Hiraiwa is now available in English and is known as "shape shape". Joy! Long term readers of my blog will know that I have had the Japanese language version of this book for a few years now and have made a whole heap of things using it, and it is a firm favourite of mine. At the time that I received it from my friend J, its English translated title on the net was "Unique Clothes Any Way You Like". Yes I agree, not quite so catchy. But I accepted its rather unwieldy moniker and dutifully applied it to all my makes from this book.
So: I am pleased that the book now has a nice simple little easy-to-roll-off-the-tongue-as-well-as-type-on-the-keyboard title, because this will make one of my favourite pattern books a heap more popular in the sewing world too. However; the abbreviated new title now renders all my posts on the book hopelessly out-of-date. Yay.
But moving with the times and all that.... consequently the other night I went back and amended all my Unique Clothes etc posts to be labeled "shape shape"... but I didn't rewrite any content of the posts themselves so my descriptions within all those old posts still refer to the book by its original translated name of Unique Clothes Any Way You Like. But from now on; I shall refer to the book as "shape shape" too.
Clear as mud? I thought so :D Not to worry... but the long and short is that my past projects from this book can be located by searching for shape shape in the label's bar below :)