I organize a Plus Size Clothes swap in Nottingham with my friend Jen and today was the day.
We book a room upstairs in a city centre pub, drag loads of tables out and put all the clothes we have to swap on them and invite other people to join in. We only have size 16 and above clothes so that us larger ladies and gentlemen have an alternative to the regular size swaps and shop.
When you arrive you plonk all the clothes you have brought with you on the relevant table. (All the skirts on one table, all dresses on another table etc) Then help yourself to whatever you fancy. Simples!
At the end, we weed out anything which is a little small in size, keep a starter "seed" for the next swap, and send a box of donated stuff to a women's shelter. Can you imagine anything worse than being told you are too big for donated clothes when you have arrived at a shelter with nothing? I can't think of a worse punch in the stomach than that when you are starting again from scratch.
And here are the photos from todays swap. Some great stuff!