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Topic: BBW / Plus Size Swap – Round 2 (Sign Ups Closed; Mail By 12/8/12)  (Read 23975 times)
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« on: October 02, 2012 10:37:40 AM »

Swap name: BBW / Plus Size Swap – Round 2  

Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  donniesgirl
Sign-up date range: 10/02/12-10/13/12
Date to send item by: 12/8/12

Limited to a certain number of people? 24

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Additional Age requirement? No

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES/NO
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES/NO
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES/NO
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES/NO
- Is at least 18 years old: YES/NO

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:
This swap is for all the Plus Sized girls out there who would like some really great crafted, wearable items. Sometimes, it is hard finding fashionable or flattering things in a Plus Size.  Admired some crafts on Craftster, but couldn’t make it or didn’t have the time?  Or just afraid to ask for clothes in a swap because you feel guilty that yours will require more fabric/yarn?  This is the swap for you!  Everyone deserves to look fabulous, no matter what size they are!

Every person will make things related to BBW.  This can include stylish items in a Plus Size, things with inspirational or funny quotes, BBW necessities, or anything you can think of that relates to us big and beautiful gals. This is a 6 point swap, but each swapper must have at least one medium and one large wearable item (sewn/recon, knit/crochet, jewelry, stenciled/silk screened, etc).  All 6 points should be crafted.  Since such a big part of being a Plus Size is finding clothes that fit or are flattering, wearable should be an important part of your package.     THIS SWAP IS ABOUT LOVING YOUR FABULOUS SELF & EMBRACING YOUR BODY.

I gave us a pretty long signup period and a long crafting time on purpose, this is not so we can procrastinate but to give a lot of time for thought and care in our crafting.

Round 1:

Round 1 Gallery:

Points Guidance:
Small Item = 1 point
Med Item = 2 Points
Large Item = 3 Points

For new swappers there might be a bit of a confusion as to what is a large, medium, and small item, so here's a handy guide:  

Small = By time, 2 or less hours of crafting. By $$$, $10 or less. By size, Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks…

Medium = By time, 2 or more hours of crafting. By $$$, $10-$30. By size, one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf…

Large = By time, 3 or more hours of crafting. By $$$, $30 or more. By size, A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse…

This is not totally set in stone, but is a rough estimate of sizes described by time it takes to make package, by physical size and by cost.

The Rules
~Please check in at least once a week, by pm or by posting in this thread, and tell your progress.  If you are going to go on vacation & be out of reach for a week or two, please let your partner & the organizer know.  

~If your partner is within the US, you MUST get a DC and pm it to the organizer and your partner.

~ If you do not have a camera, please make arrangements with your partner so they can take pictures before they send.  

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

Name of swap:  BBW / Plus Size Swap – Round 2  
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)

Any allergies?

Any allergens in your home (e.g. – smoke, pets, etc)?

What kinds of things are you interested in receiving?

What is the one thing you would absolutely LOVE more than anything to receive, if possible?

How would you describe your style?

If you were thin, what store(s)/brand(s) would you shop at but can’t now because they don’t have a plus size?

Is there anything you don't want to receive?

What kinds of crafts can you do?

What kinds of crafts do you admire, but can’t do?

What are your favorite colors/patterns?

What are your least favorite colors/patterns?

For wearable items, please enter sizes below:




     Neck/necklace length:

     Or any others...

(your partner may PM you for more specific measurements, since you know how sizes vary)

What do you find most annoying about shopping/crafting for a plus size?

Are you happy at your weight?  Or are you trying to lose it?

Do you have a sense of humor about your weight?

Is there anything you might find offensive?

Do you have a wist or other stalkable places?

Do you have a camera or access to a camera? Can you post pictures?

Anything else you’d like your swap partner to know about your style, lifestyle, etc.?


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

donniesgirl - organizer only
DangPrecious <-----> ivoryh1632
lovesclutter <-----> AuntieKar
Eiseldora <-----> sewmess <-----> frogprincess <----> Eiseldora

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I am collecting cotton Hawaiian fabric scraps for a quilt if you wanted to send any my way!
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2012 11:50:50 AM »

This is AWESOME.  I needed this today.  I am working on my questionnaire right now!  Thank you for doing this!  This is just what I needed, also, to kick my butt into gear to actually practice what my username preaches.  Sewing and Upcycling goddess-sized fashions.   Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2012 12:50:53 PM »

So, I've only swapped once before and wasn't exactly the best swapper out there. I have positive feedback but my communication admittedly sucked and I didn't post photos. It was a year ago and I haven't done anything else since, been too focused on the whole growing up thing. What my point is, is how anti-letting-me-in-on-this-one would you be? I'd really like to redeem myself and helping another BBW look/feel fabulous would be pretty great for me!
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2012 03:00:56 PM »

If you pinky swear & spit shake that you will do your best to have excellent communication, post photos, and be a great swapper, I have no problem with giving people the opportunity to redeem themselves.  Just please make sure to honestly ask yourself if you can make the commitment for a swap like this.

I am collecting cotton Hawaiian fabric scraps for a quilt if you wanted to send any my way!
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2012 05:46:09 PM »

Sent my pinky swearin' spit shakin' questionnaire! I'm going to kick this one out of the park this time!!!
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2012 06:39:15 PM »

Yay! So filling out my questionare tonight. I didn't do round 1 of this swap but did another plus size clothing swap a while back and had so much fun. Plus I just christened my new sewing machine last night and am aching to make all kinds of stuff using all the fancy stitches on it.

Also, thank you for bringing me back to 2nd grade with all the talk of pinkie swears and spit shakes Cheesy

« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2012 11:09:06 PM »

Full atm but I want to join.

How much are we making?
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2012 04:37:13 AM »

6 points, including one medium and one large wearable item

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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2012 03:12:10 PM »

OK, goddessgarb let me know about this swap. I was flaked on last year and lirilen was the most amazing angel. I would love to play. I'm a size 16 now, so can I still play?

I have a split personality, because you guys crack me up.  AND The best day I ever had was TODAY!
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2012 03:19:18 PM »

OK, goddessgarb let me know about this swap. I was flaked on last year and lirilen was the most amazing angel. I would love to play. I'm a size 16 now, so can I still play?
I vote yes!!! I always said a 'teen' in your size is considered a plus. Especially if you're short. But I think 16 should count regardless. (PS sorry you got flaked on last year - suckage!!)
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