frock swap & chop

frock swap & chop - clothing exchange daylesford

In collaboration with the Daylesford Makers Market we’re holding a frock swap & chop on Saturday 2nd April in the Daylesford Town Hall.

Not only can you bring along your old, unworn quality garments to exchange for someone else’s wears, we will also have sewing machines and capable alteration folk on hand, ready to help you pin, tuck and take in your ‘new’ garments.

Most of us have swapped clothes with close friends in the comfort of our lounge rooms, but organised clothing exchanges are changing the way it’s done, opening the doors to community and making new friends as they walk out in your old outfits.

If you haven’t been to one before, here’s how they work:

– you bring along up to seven garments that are clean and in good condition
– in exchange for your garments we’ll give you seven buttons
– you drop off your garments and then allow one hour for us to get them hung & sorted

Then the try-ons and the frock swap begins!

– for each garment you find and love, you simply exchange one button
– you go home with a ‘new’ pre-loved wardrobe, for the cost of a gold-coin donation
– you and your neighbours look great at no extra cost to the earth

In keeping with my love for refashioning, we’re offering the added bonus of encouraging everyone to make their new garments truly fit. Instead of grabbing that exciting ‘new’ garment that you love but will possibly never wear because it’s not quite right, we will have sewing machines set up and a few alteration folk on hand.

I will be offering complimentary style and alteration recommendations, showing you how to best pin and alter your garments to suit your form, giving suggestions as to what best flatters your figure. We will have sewing machines threaded and ready for you to then have a go. If all goes to plan there will also be other alteration professionals on hand, offering their paid services.

So rummage through your wardrobe, wash those unworn clothes and come along to swap them for something exciting and new.

I hope to see you there!