A Little Swap and Sew Along?

I’ve been mulling this over for a while, and hopefully won’t fall flat on my face when I put this out to you guys! With (Gulp) Christmas descending upon us all at a rate of knots I was wondering if you guys fancied a bit of a Christmas swap which could lead to a new dress or top or skirt to be made and shared in the New Year? Plus the knowledge that you’re definitely going to get some sewing goodness under the tree!

My idea is that you decide what you’d like to make (dress / skirt / top) and whether you’re willing to post internationally. You’re then paired up with someone thinking along the same lines and you each buy the other enough fabric to make the item you’ve decided on. I’m vaguely thinking 2 yards for a skirt or top and 3 for a dress?

Hopefully we can strike up some friendships and explore some new blogs to discover what we think each other would like… I think maybe three “Yes Please” and “No Thanks” pointers would be a good starting point too?

I thought the pattern choice would stay with you and is a way to maybe ease a few who may be a little uncertain into the idea? It also keeps the cost in check too for those of us on a budget! Speaking of which, should we set one? A cost per metre/yard? If you score a great deal you could always add some notions or trims?

Then in the new year we can share our fabrics and plans for them; then the finished item a while later.

I haven’t got too much into organisation or dates or anything as I thought I’d put the idea out there and see what people thought! If its an idea you like the sound of, let me know in the comments. If you’ve got any suggestions to make it better then please please please chime in!

15 thoughts on “A Little Swap and Sew Along?

  1. Vicki, this sounds like a great idea. A swap sounds like fun (for those of us in stashbusting mode we could even shop from our own stashes for this) and I absolutely love packages in the mail. Count me in!

  2. Yes please – sounds fabulous – and I see my sewing soul sister is in too – Hi Ginger! We were only commenting about a swap one day in the future – that might be perfect!

  3. I really love this idea, and totally want to join in but I’ll have to hold on for a bit as I’ve recently lost my job, so my spending has necessarily come to a screeching halt LOL. Depending on some other factors I might still be able to participate but I won’t know for possibly a couple weeks ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. That completely sucks about your job! Hopefully I’ll finalise a few things and get a post up towards the end of the week with dates and things… Hope the other factors come through for you!
      sent from my overzealous spell checking phone… please excuse brevity and typos.

    1. Fabulous! I can’t wait to see what you choose to make and choose your swap partner! You’ve got a lovely blog too, I’m in awe of your knitting skills.

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