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*Edited* Seasonal Apron Swap--December

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Swap Coordinator:LINBUR0100 (contact)
Swap categories: Sewing  Seasonal  Handmade 
Number of people in swap:3
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.90
Last day to signup/drop:November 19, 2011
Date items must be sent by:December 1, 2011
Number of swap partners:1

This is a sender's choice sewing swap, and I plan to do one every two months. These will all be seasonal, but you will have the choice of at least two "seasons/holidays" for each one.

For this month's swap, please choose your theme from the following:
--Christmas (think Santa, reindeer, etc.)
--Generic "holiday" theme (think candles, holly and ivy, etc.)
--Winter (think snowmen, snowflakes, etc.)

You will have one partner (can be anywhere in the world, so take postage into consideration when signing up) and will create an apron for your partner.

This is a sender's choice sewing swap, and I plan to do one every two months. These will all be seasonal, but you will have the choice of at least two "seasons/holidays" for each one.

Guidelines for the apron:

--Must be bibbed and come down at least to mid thigh on an average height woman.

--Bib must be a decent width and the apron must have extra long ties--this is so that you can make the apron without waiting to find out whether you got a larger lady or not. I figure everyone can wear a large apron by simply tying it twice, but not everyone can wear a tiny apron.

--Cannot be a simple "square" or "rectangle" with shoestring or grosgrain ties. Butcher style aprons are okay, but if doing a simple butcher style apron, must add either a ruffle, pocket, towel loop, or any and all of the above. And the ties must be coordinating fabric ties made for strength. Not trying to tell you what to make here, just trying to make sure it's fair for all. It wouldn't be fair for someone to spend hours making a handmade apron and get a flat square with shoestrings in return.

--You can contact your partner and ask if they prefer a non-bibbed or toolbelt style apron if that's your specialty, but if they say no, you must stick to the bibbed apron.

Ratings Requirements:

--If you get an apron that meets the requirements in this swap and was shipped on time, you must rate a 5, even if you don't like the pattern or if it is for a holiday or a season you would have preferred not to get (you can choose not to sign up for the swap if you don't like a specific holiday) --If you get an apron that does not meet the requirements (no bib for apron, etc.) or if you get one that does meet the requirements but was sent significantly late (sent more than 1 week after the swap date with no communication from your sender), rate a 3 --If you do not receive an apron, rate a 1. I cannot angel this swap as described (i.e. can't necessarily do one for the exact season), but I will do my best to send an apron if you do not receive something and are unable to resolve it after attempts to contact your partner.

Participation Requirements:

--No newbies. Must have at least 5 package swaps under your belt. Single ATC-only swaps do not count as package swaps. ATC series swaps, or ones where you send several ATCs plus other goodies can count as package swaps. --No flakers. No unexplained 1's. No 3's within the past six months.

That is all. I hope you decide to join.


Love2Teach 10/25/2011 #

What seasons/holidays covered for this swap?

MrsRemington 10/25/2011 #

I love this! Great description! I'm in!

jzzyblu 10/25/2011 #

I am in and I would like winter theme snowmen preferred, half apron.

LINBUR0100 10/25/2011 #

Jzzyblu, just want to make sure you are aware that this is a sender's choice swap. Your partner could have already made their item before partners are even assigned, in which case you could get something entirely different from what you prefer, up to and including a shopping bag instead of an apron.

LINBUR0100 10/25/2011 #

Please be sure to check out the other swaps in the series. All six are now created to take us through next year.

LINBUR0100 11/ 8/2011 #

To all who are watching: Please note this has been updated to be an apron only swap. Bags are no longer included. I updated it when there was only me and two other apron lovers signed up, and contacted both of them for their input. So if you choose to participate from this point on, you are doing so with the knowledge that it is for an apron. Thanks!

sarahc6967 11/14/2011 #

can it be store bought

LINBUR0100 11/18/2011 #

@Sarahc6967 they really should be homemade. Especially because one of the requirements is to make sure they have nice long ties to make sure they will work for anyone. It is really difficult to find good quality storebought aprons that also have long ties. However, if you manage to find a storebought apron that meets the theme requirements, is the proper length (mid thigh on an average height woman) and has good long ties, then I'd say more power to you. But honestly that would cost you so much, you may be better off trying your hand at making one. I sewed my first apron for a swap earlier this year, and I had to do it by hand cause my sewing machine wasn't working. I just used a modified butcher's apron pattern, and it was really quite simple. Only cost me a total of about 9.00 to make. Of course my partner was in England (luv ya Meg. lol) so it cost another $10.00 to send, but still, the apron itself was quite affordable. :-)

LINBUR0100 11/20/2011 #

Well ladies, I guess it's just the three of us this go round. :-)

Partners have been assigned.

panda1957 11/30/2011 #

Bummed just found this one...I have all kinds of patterns to use. Anyone want a personal swap? Thanks, Elli

LINBUR0100 12/ 1/2011 #

My apron is on its way across the pond! Whohoo!

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