Sydney Frocktails : A fabulous night

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Just last Saturday, 70 of Sydney's sewists were out in force in all their finery! And what a night we had!

Frocktails is an event, most notably held in Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane, where sewists have a chance to get together, make new friends and importantly, sew something to wear. 
I can tell you we all had a lovely time! We sipped cocktails, we patted each other's fabrics and we met some lovely people. 

I was just so impressed with the turnout, the calibre of outfits and just how damn lovely everyone is! And so impressed we had visitors from Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane.  Thank you for taking the time and expense to join us!

Oh boy the outfits! We had handmade dresses, self drafted patterns, some fab hand stitching, matching fabric, matching dresses, setaculars and even a pair of handmade shoes!  We are a clever bunch! And all that fabric to touch and feel, from brocade to cotton sateen to sheers and even lace. Here are just a few pics of some fab outfits! Check out #sydneyfrocktails on Instagram for all the pics of the night!

A trio of The Acton Dress by In the Folds! @sewingwithkate, @inthefolds, @maaidesign

@kbfield and @myzeemo
Me! @usefulbox - more on my dress to come!

I was particularly impressed with handful of ladies who came along and didn't know anyone.  You guys are so brave and I'm so pleased that you have now come away with new friends.  I know I have!

The night was held at the Edinburgh Castle Hotel in the CBD and it was a perfect venue for us.  My dress even matched the walls!

Our menu was smoked salmon blinis, Artichoke & feta bruschetta, Goats cheese roulade, Warragul green & potato frittata, Pork & sage sausage roll, Snow crab croquettes, Fish and Chips and Orecchiette pasta.  And we enjoyed a Lawsons Cup, Edi Sprita and Summer mojito cocktail.  Delicious. 

Thanks to all our sponsors, our prize draw was nothing short of impressive. Thank you so much to the lovely and kind sewing community.  I am so pleased to have been able to be the sewing santa claus on the night. I think it's fair to say that everyone who won a prize was chuffed!

I think it's fair to say that our night was a success and I am so proud of us all. A big thank you to our official photographer on the night, Mr Usefulbox!  He did a great job and was thoroughly enjoying being the only man there!

Let's now start thinking about our outfits for the next night of nights!  Keep October 2017 available!

Here's to the amazing sewing community!