Swap name: The Amazing Knicker Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Rachelyra
Sign-up date range: 10/01-10/14
Date to send item by: Nov 14th.
You will have the option to make a pattern for people to sew from, and there is a one week period for this - either post it on the web or PM that you've mailed it to me by the 21st.
You will need to send out all finished knickers by November 14th.
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 14, but each person won't be making 14 pairs of underwear. I'm thinking to limit that to seven.
Non-U.S. participants absolutely allowed!
All ages allowed!
Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders" list and will not allow those members to participate: YES
Organizer meets the 4 conditions for swapping
and will make sure that every participant
meets these conditions: YES
Details of swap:
Hooray for underwear! Everyone will make or buy and embellish knickers, one pair each for seven different swappers. Please please please take the time to make a pattern - I'd love to complete this swap without buying sweatshop panties. If you don't sew, though, don't worry - you can go ahead and buy them. This swap is open to both methods. If you can, try to find some that are made in a conscientious fashion - check out http://www.americanapparelstore.com
as an example. They are pretty pricey, though - and don't think i'm down on you if you buy normal ones. i buy normal clothes all the time. I just love the craftster revolution in the way it neatly sidesteps this issue, and want to encourage you guys! Thinking globally, acting, well, sometimes.
If you don't have a way to digitize your pattern, you can mail it to me and i will scan it.
keep it machine washable, please!
Let's see how many people sign up for this swap, and I'll figure out exactly how it'll work. nobody will have to make more than seven pairs, though. I'm sure that at least some of the people you send knickers to will send them back to you.
If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Your real name
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?
do you prefer light or dark underoos?
What's your favorite cut? any cut that you hate? (ie, boyshort, bikini, granny, bloomers, thong...)
what are your favorite colors and themes? (ie flash art, pinups, preppy, rainbow brite...)
describe your personal style in ten words or less.
are you willing to cold wash/hang dry your underthings?
How do you feel about artificial fibers?
Any other preferences/thoughts?
will you be handmaking or embellishing? preferences on what you recieve?
Will you be posting a pattern? What size do you wear? It'll probably be helpful to include both a hip measurement, dress size, and small - medium - large size.
IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.
Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide
to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.
THE PARTICIPANTS AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM: