read and follow the instructions below to submit your application
to become an advanced swapper.
Also, scroll to the bottom for our FAQ
this link and read all of the Advanced Swapper Guidelines.
2. Take three pictures of your work. There are three
sections to apply for, separately: carving, sewing, and crafts.
3. If you are submitting to the Carving section, please send undressed
doll pictures. We would appreciate a front, back, and face picture.
If you are applying to the Sewing section, please send one or two
pictures representative of your work. If you are applying to the Crafts
section, you may put several items in one picture, or send a few
pictures of individual items.
NOTE: If you do not sew or carve, please send a picture or two with at
least three items that
represent your best craft work. Let us know that you will not be
signing up for ADVANCED sewing or carving swaps. You will ALWAYS
be welcome to play in the regular sewing and carving swaps.
The photos will be shown to the Moderators, and we will decide if you
qualify for the Advanced Swaps.
This is not a reflection on your abilities. It is to better suit
the abilities of swappers.
If you are approved, then you will be notified and your name (this list
is always kept private--only the Mods will have full access) will be
to the database in the Moderator's List.
If you are not approved, then please don't take this as something bad.
Instead, work on honing your skills. Not being an advanced
swapper does not mean you can't swap! There will always always be
plenty of swaps in which to play!
NO-ONE (except for the Mods) will EVER know that you applied and were
for Carving Submissions
carving, we are looking for well-defined features.
lips should be fully developed.
No 'claw hands'. 'Spoon' hands
are allowed, as that is what the
original Hitty has.
Well-rounded face, no 'square'
edges or bulbous cheeks.
Well-shaped nose (not blob or
No overlong, thin neck, no
neck--it should gracefully flow from the chin to the shoulders.
Eyes in proportion to the face.
In other words, no large 'doe eyes' normally found in plastic
Body and limbs
well-proportioned and nicely finished
for Sewing Submissions
Even gathering on
the parts of skirts and
sleeves, aprons, etc.
If a print or
design is used it should be
aligned to show off the fabric.
The fabric design
should be centered.,
(Unless it is intended to be an off-centered pattern design.)
visible seams should be
finished and not left raw.
thread should match the
background, unless used specifically for ornamentation.
Trims and ribbons should be
of clothing quality. (Meaning: No florist acetate ribbons.)
thread should match the background, unless used specifically for
Lace should be
Hitty scale and weight. NOT OVER 1/4" laces.
sleeves should not show string.
No fabrics that
are just not suitable for Hitty, eg. polyester knits, and ones that are
so stiff they can literally stand up on their own.
Natural fabrics that drape nicely
(soft, not stiff).
Graded seams that lie flat (though
we can't see this in pictures).
All stray threads cut off.
Neatly hand-sewn hems.
Closures appropriate size and
If pattern is quite open, needs a petticoat or lining
for Crafting Submissions
In Hitty scale!
No glue or threads showing.
blobs or runs.
Obvious talent for type of craft
Creative items that make us go
For Knitting and Crochet work,
even tension (not too tight or too loose and floppy).
yarn/thread and needle/hook choice (in scale for Hitty and not too
appropriate size and neatly done.
If pattern is quite open, needs a
petticoat or lining.
Wooden items sanded and finished properly.
Polymer clay items properly painted/finished and in scale.
So--have you read the ASG (above) and are ready to apply?
Send your pictures to JOC.
Can't use the above link? julie old crow at gmail dot com
Q: I just sew. Should I submit three pictures of my sewing?
Or just one?
A: You should submit more than one photo even if you are only applying
for one category.
Q: I know that a panel of Moderators will be going over the submissions.
Who will go over the submissions from the Moderators? Are you
judging your own work?
A: No, we will not be judging our own work. At the moment we are
decide who to ask to check our work before we get put into any advanced
Q: What is your criteria?
A. We are looking for attention to detail! Check the Tips above,
and go to the Advanced
Swap page for more details.
Q: My submission was turned down. What do I do now?
A: Work on improving. Apply again in a few months.
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