Saturday, 30 March 2013

Northampton's First Plus Size Clothing Swap!

A few weeks ago I hosted Northampton's first Plus Size Clothing Swap at my favourite vintage shop A Most Marvellous Place to Shop in their cafe. Inspired by Lolly and Rebecca who recently hosted one in Leeds, I decided to give it a whirl. It took more planning than I had anticipated but I ended up really enjoying it. My mum helped me out loads with printing and laminating tokens (which were exchanged for items and then 'spent' on new ones) and size signs and I had two friends who helped me out on the night as well as my lovely husband.

There was a bit of a surge to get to the clothes at the beginning!
Despite being enormously nervous that nobody would turn up or they would and it'd just be a huge, disorganised disaster, it went really bloody well! We did run out of tokens very quickly but that didn't matter too much in the end and at least now I know I need more for the next one. I handed out feedback forms during the evening and everyone was really positive. The only thing that flagged up was the lack of physical space we were given but fortunately after popping into the shop yesterday, they've had a little reshuffle and the cafe space is much bigger!

Browsing! And my two gorgeous helpers, Sinead and Robyn. 
It was wonderful to meet so many gorgeous women all of whom seemed so pleased to have an opportunity to find new pretty new clothes and new friends. I loved seeing people sitting down with a cup of tea and a bit of cake towards the end of the evening, it was exactly what I'd hoped for.

My darling husband's 'I'M UNCOMFORTABLE WITH ALL THESE WOMEN' face!
Robyn, Sinead, myself and my mama. 

The feedback was so positive it made my heart swell! I wanted to create a supportive, non judgemental environment where plus size women could celebrate their love of fashion and it definitely worked. I can't wait to do more so in the spirit of continuing the fun the next swap is taking place on Thursday 30th May so if you're in the Northamptonshire area or know anyone who is, come along!

Love,
Mrs D x



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  1. Oh wow, quick side note, don't you look JUST like your mama?!

    Looks like a really good idea, I might try and pop along for the next one :)

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    1. Hehe, I never thought I did until recently and now I'm so aware of it :D Thank god, she's a hotty.
      It'd be brilliant if you did, I'd love to meet you xx

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  2. This is seriously amazing, what an achievement! Looks like a lot of fun xx

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    1. Thank you, it was once I relaxed and realised people were enjoying themselves haha! xx

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  3. Your work is great about the plus size womens clothing and your clothing stuff for plus size women are a awesome, very attractive that give best attractive appearance to her beauty by clothing style.

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  4. When r u havin another one n where is it my num is sixtwo o seven sevrn two o ond o one

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  5. Do you know when the next one of these will be? I would love to attend!

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    1. You just missed the last one, it was on Thursday :( I'm going to announce the date for the next one next week on my FB group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/132686553575476/ xx

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  6. Sadly I work Thursdays so will miss out. Great idea though, was really thrilled when heard about it on the radio.

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    1. Hi Shelley, this was one last year! The one I was talking about on the radio is this Saturday :) https://www.facebook.com/events/1443152952581600

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  7. I loved seeing people sitting down with a cup of tea and a bit of cake towards the end of the evening, it was exactly what I'd hoped for. http://www.plussizeclothingcanada.ca/

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