Perth Frocktails

Last night was the inaugural Perth Frocktails event and boy was it frock-tabulous!!!

If you don’t know what I’m on about, Frocktails was started by Kat a few years back in Melbourne and now us Aussies are frocking it up all over the country!  The concept?  Sew yourself a dress (or dig something hand-made out of your closet), doll-yourself up and head out for dinner and a cocktail (or three?) with local sewing lovers!

There were some exciting previews over Instagram in the preceding week with a few of us tearing our hair out, sew cramming and yelling – “what the hell was I thinking starting a brand new pattern in my best fabric three days before I plan to wear it?!?!?”

But sew them we did, and after a bit of hair and makeup we were ready to head on out to what felt like the best group blind date in history!

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The Precinct were our fabulous hosts and the delicious shared plate menu and obligatory cocktail went down a treat!

Apart from the obvious gawking over everyone’s incredible outfits I think for me the best part of the night was meeting with 16 other amazing women who love sewing as much as me and who were just Oh. So. Lovely!!

Here’s a few pics with links to Instagram feeds in case you’re not already following all the Perth sewing goodness.  Unfortunately I didn’t get pics of everyone’s dresses up close but I’ve seen other pics floating around Instagram so stalk away on #perthfrocktails.

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Two lovely Annas by Eleanor and Deepti.

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Megan, Nicki (more deets on her stunning dress here), Megan and Sue all looked stunning in their Frocktails get up!

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Bree, Eleanor and myself breathing a deep sigh of relief after a stressful few days of sewing!

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Here we are enjoying our dinner and cocktail fun – (L-R clockwise) Belinda, Megan, Ellen, Bree, Amanda, Deepti, Alice, Sandra and Helen.

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And down the other end of the table, Alison, Andrea, Carolyn, Nicki, (Amanda and Alice getting in on more of the photo action!), Sue, Megan and Eleanor.

And just like that it was 11.30pm and we were out on the footpath still chatting and not ready to head home. *Let’s all stand naturally like we don’t know someone’s taking our photo…*

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Deepti and Alice.

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Alison and me.

Eventually though, heels and the risk of turning into pumpkins got the better of us.

So that was Perth Frocktails for this year but we all agreed this is an annual event from now on (even sooner as requested by some!)

Until next time ladies!!

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    Frocktails sounds amazing and the photos look great. Sounds like a great time was had.

    • It was such great fun Louise, meeting all these social media sewing friends in real life!! And everyone was just so lovely!

  • Megan O

    Great post (all those links!!) and a fabulous evening. I so enjoyed meeting everyone and really appreciate all the effort that went into organising it. Your dress was stunning and I look forward to meeting you again!

    • Thanks so much Megan! It was fabulous meeting you too and I’m sure it won’t be long till we catch up again 🙂

  • Roslyn Russell

    AWESOME dress! You look fantastic. It always fascinating to see what style, pattern and fabric the other ladies choose. Looks like it was a brilliant night! x

    • Awwwww thank you Ros!!! It was SO great meeting everyone in person. I would absolutely LOVE to come to Melbourne Frocktails sometime to meet everyone over there too! Maybe one day… 😉

  • Velosewer

    Your dress worked out really well. Looks like a great night for everyone!!

    • Thanks so much! I’ll do a proper blog post on it soon but I was so pleased with how it turned out!

  • Sharon

    Wow what a fantastic night you all had and so sorry I arrived in Perth a week late, oh well.

    Your dress looks great and look forward to reading more about it.

    • Oh no it’s a shame we missed out on having you there Sharon!! I’ll definitely be organising another one next year so hopefully you’ll be able to make that one 😉