Frocktails 2018

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Sydney Frocktails 2018 was another resounding success with lots of sewing talk, great outfits, new friends and lots of awesome prizes and goodies.

The Sydney sewing community came together this year on 17 Feb at the Dove and Olive pub in Surry Hills.  70 of us were there all together! Some of us knew each other and quite a few brave women arrived not knowing a soul.  They left with some great new friends!
Me in my By Hand London Georgia Dress in a poly from The Fabric Store
Amanda, centre, in her fabulous Sew over it dress in a fabric from her recent trip to Hawaii.
Alison in her In the Folds Acton Dress
Catherine in a Vogue pattern

Lisa Mattock, slow stitcher extraordinaire, set up a stitching station to keep any idle hands busy.  Quite a few sat comfortably stitching away for quite some time!

Our welcome cocktail was a classic Bellini and we noshed on some very delicious food!  

Our menu included:

*Sausage roll with Virgin Mary ketchup
* Beetroot and goats cheese arancini  
* Beef mini pie with a mushy pea floater
Salmon tartare with ponzu dressing in a cucumber cup 
Parmesan crumbed artichokes & blue cheese dippy 
* Vege Risotto with sin dried tomato
* Pork Belly and chat potatoes
* Cauliflower salad

As with Melbourne Frocktails, The Ida Clutch by Kylie and the Machine (which is free!), was a hit and there were a total of 12 at our event.  Including some that were made that day in Kylie's workshop!

Jodi in am amazing vintage pattern with impeccable hand stitching!
Lynne always looks amazing!
The ever graceful Nieves in a Lois Dress by Tessuti
Rina in am axing Yellow kimono and an Ogden Cami hack dress
Zena in Lois dress from Tessuti and Alison in a vintage pattern.
I loved Tanya's New Look jumpsuit!
As always we had some serious prizes to give away and I am so grateful and appreciative of these sponsors who were so incredibly generous.

To see more pictures, head over to Instagram here to see all the outfits and behind the scenes.

Thanks to everyone who has contacted me about running a Frocktails in your city, I am just putting together a blog post so I can answer everyone at once!

Looking forward to seeing you next year, put 23rd Feb in your diary now!  Tickets will go on sale in October.

Caz xx