I hope I’ve not bored you with talk of the forthcoming Big Bum Jumble (less than two weeks to go!) but if I have, well tough, because here’s another blog post about it!
As it’s drawing ever closer, this Sunday a few of us bandied together at Kay‘s house help sort and divide the clothes donated so far and settle on pricing. It was so much fun and really lovely to meet everyone – I was initially pretty star struck by everyone because they’ve all done and continue to do such inspirational and amazing work for fat, feminist and queer acceptance and activism, but they’re all so damned nice to boot.
I brought a suitcase full of clothes as donations – a lot of it was commandered by John for the fashion show or the ‘special rail’ for fancier clothes! The set up will be:
A “denim bar” especially for jeans – and believe me, there are lots! All are £4
A stall for high end, label or band t-shirts. All are £5
The aforementioned Special Rail for quality or on trend stuff. All individually priced
All other clothes will be sorted by size: Under 18, 18-20, 22-24, 26-28, 30+ and everything is £1. I’ll repeat that: everything is a pound! We all figured that way it’s easier for everyone. There will also be a rough divide in measurements and X-XXXXLs, but you may still have to search about. But it is a jumble sale, after all – can’t make it too easy!
So many clothes! 18 through to 24 were the most popular sizes, but there are still bags and bags of higher sized stuff.
Sampling some of the accessories while sorting
Kay trying on a corset I donated! It’s back to front and the wrong way up though, oops.
John showcasing a cut off tee saying “ELVIS SURF”
Jackie modelling a potentially culturally appropriated kaftan
Me trying on a spangly top from the fashion bags
…And a Dynasty style homemade number
Making up labels for the special rail items. Team work in action!
Ruth showcasing a lovely floor length dress
A tree clothes-rail. How’s that for ethical?
The adorable little Special Rail tags
Charlotte modelling the ‘mad art teacher’ jacket we all loved
…And an Etam top I donated. F-I-E-R-C-E.
My vest-necklace caused a bit of confusion. Here’s Kay modelling it as a spangly beard. Ruth also thought it was a thong.
But the absolute best find of the day… BEHOLD: TOTALLY F’N CRAZY ‘AUTUMNAL FOREST’ PRINT JOGGERS:
Unfortunately John just looks like a painter and decorator in this photo. But they have to be seen to be believed. They’ll probably be going on the catwalk, too!
For those of you wanting to come to the Jumble, here are the details:
Saturday 14 August 2010
London E15 1BX
There is a Facebook event here, so please RSVP! Also donations and volunteers are still welcomed, so if you have anything that would help then get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’M SO EXCITED! Comment if you’re going to come along! x