Autumn Pinafore Swap 2013.

A Swap with a Difference!  I provide the pattern - courtesy of Ted Menton who has generously allowed me to share his pattern with swap participants.  

This swap is to make a pinafore - suitable for Autumn perhaps with a theme...for example those who celebrate Halloween (and please check with your partners as some don't) could design a Halloween style pinafore.  Dress this pinafore up in anyway you like with appliqué, trims, fancy stitching, pockets, etc...

Have a look at various different pinafores and styles to get an idea - again Ted's blog is a great place for inspiration as he has done something similar to this before three years ago with his 'Pinafore Challenge'. Monica took part in this challenge and her entry came fourth and you can read about it here.

The swap is for a pinafore only, but if you would like to make a little top to go underneath it - again check with your partner to agree before hand if you are going to do this as I want this to be an easy swap for beginners as well as those more experienced.

I have made up a couple of pinafores so far to show examples:

This is how it works.

Autumn Pinafore Swap - make a pinafore using the pattern provided and add your own design to decorate it for your swap partner.

Sign up for the Swap by 7th September 2013 - sending me your name and address details by email to lorraine(@) (removing brackets). 

Swap partners will be announced 9th September 2013 and patterns will be emailed.  


Contact your partner to confirm if you are just making the pinafore or are both happy to add a little top or blouse to go underneath it.  Also check to see if you making an Autumnal theme or a Halloween theme.

Post your swap by Wednesday 16th October  2013

If you have any questions, please contact me and ask and remember most importantly…HAVE FUN!

List of Participants (so far)

Lauri B - Sent & Received
Brigitte - Sent & Received
Caz - Sent & Received
Nancy C - Sent & Received
Anna - Sent & Received
Janet P - Sent & Received
Monica - Sent & Received
Betty - Sent & Received
Penny P - Sent & Received
Theresa O. - Sent & Received
Pat B -
Kathy B - Sent & Received
Sheila F - Sent & Received
Geraldine - Sent
Dorisanne - Sent & Received
Jackie P - Sent
Holly - Sent
Winnie S - Sent & Received
Teri - Sent & Received
Jude D - Sent & Received
Stephanie - Sent
Anne - Sent & Received
Carol S - Sent & Received
Gillian K - Sent & Received
Jenny D - Sent
Julie W - Sent & Received
Joan - Sent & Received
Patricia S - Received

Swap Partners Allocated:

Betty & Gillian
Lauri & Carol S
Anna & Anne
Nancy & Stephanie
Janet & Jude
Caz & Teri
Monica & Winnie
Theresa & Dorisanne
Pat & Geraldine
Kathy & Sheila
Julie & Jenny
Brigitte & Joan K
Penny & Jackie P
Holly & Patricia S


  1. I'm really excited about doing my first ever Sasha Swap.

    The pinafore is cute, it's something any little girl would love to wear/ I plan to make a little top to go with it.

    Thank you to Lorraine for organizing this- I'm eager to sew for Sasha!

    Janet P

  2. Lorraine you can add me to the swap.... always have fun doing them and this one sounds FUN
    Sheila F.

    1. Sure thing! So glad you are joining in again Sheila.

    2. Lorraine please add me to the swap. I don't post very often but I am a long time Sasha lover!! Holly in Surprise AZ

    3. Hi Holly, so pleased you are going to join in. Can you email me your details please? Thank you :-)

  3. Hi, add me to the swap.

    Winnie S.

  4. Here's Digne,
    ready for a swap - if possible?

    1. Hi Digne, if you could email me please with your details I can add you to the swap. Thank you :-)

  5. Add me to the swap please. Love the corduroy pinnie
    Gillian Kent


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