It is an evening for sewing and wearing your finest outfit, and sharing this with like-minded individuals over a cocktail. It is for anyone who enjoys sewing, and doesn’t really need an excuse to make a fancy outfit (but it’s good to one!). It is for people who would like to meet new people with similar interests.
Melbourne Frocktails is an event which will be held on a yearly basis, and welcomes sewing comrades from near and far and catch up with old and new sewing friends.
How did it start?
On the 1 January 2013, Kat (@allthewhimsicalthings) vowed, as part of her goals for 2013, to “Hold the night of cocktails & frocks”, and so it was that Frocktails was born. September 2013, the inaugural Frocktails was held at Longrain Melbourne.
Now, Frocktails has taken on a life of it’s own, and is hosted in cities across Australia, the UK and all across America – growing daily. Shelley and Lisa currently run the Melbourne Frocktails event, and delivered a bumper event at Campari House in 2018 – 90 tickets selling out in 30mins! 2019, sees a bigger event, with ‘more everything’ and will be hosted at Hophaus in Southbank.