Frock Out night approaches! On May 26th, I’m running a crafty-social night at Piece Together in Wooloongabba. The idea is to meet up with other local sewists and crafters and enjoy a few drinks and some nibbles wearing a garment you’ve made- perhaps that pretty frock that you love but wore only once? Now is your chance to get it out! Am I the only person who does that?
If you don’t sew but you’d like to come along, you’re also welcome! The “dress” code isn’t rigid at all- but only those who wear an outfit they’ve made will be eligible to enter the drawing for prizes:
Sew & Pamper Prize Pack from Fabric Fascinations- Anna Maria Horner Evening Empire Dress Pattern, OPI Black Shatter Nail Polish, and a yummy Salt City candle! Fabric Fascinations is a soon-to-be-open Brisbane based online boutique for all your apparel fabric and chick-ly needs. I love the concept, more on Fabric Fascinations soon!
Edited to add this breaking news: Voodoo Rabbit, purveyor of “fabric and sewing supplies for the dark arts and craftist” is sponsoring a $50 Gift Voucher! Whew! They carry all manner of very very cool and unexpected quilting cottons (my favorite place to go dress fabric shopping with the little girl!) and haberdashery. And I love hanging out with those ladies! They’re super rad!
$50 Gift Voucher from Sckaf’s Fabrics- They’re a fantastic local retailer of wovens, fancy-fancy swishy fabrics, haberdashery and trims. I visited them the other week and I was blown away by their customer service, it was my first visit but will not be my last.
$75 Gift Voucher from The Fabric Store. They’re a part of the Global Fabrics family, and only opened up in Brisbane last November. I. Love. Their. Fabrics. They carry fabrics I *want* to wear: casuals, wools, boucles, suitings, all kinds of knits, “green” fabrics, everything. I think most of my makes this year have been from materials I picked up there. The prices are not bad at all, the quality is great, and I love chatting with whoever is working.
And finally, I’ll be giving away a spot in my “Perfectly Fitting Pants” workshop, to be held July 14th at Piece Together- more on that workshop to come!
I won’t lie. I’m super jealous. I want those prizes! I’m not kidding.
Now, I know I have a lot of readers outside Brisbane, and I thought I’d have a nice frocky giveaway to smooth things over with you all. This is Simplicity 4110, which I got in a pattern swap. I’d like to pass her on to someone else.
To enter, just leave a comment here telling me about your favorite dress. It could be yours, it could be an iconic dress, it could be one you saw on a sewing blog. Entries close at 2pm on the 26th- then I’ll choose a winner at Frock Out and read out your comment! It’s almost, just a little like coming along. And I’ll throw in a Dior Rose brooch/hairpiece! (If I could, I’d drop in a cocktail, too..)
Check out my Dior rose hairpiece- that’s the craft we’re making! I went out and picked up the fabric (mmm, yummy silk-cotton Radiance) today, several shades of “rose” from red to pinks to ivory. That’s what’s the in the banner tonight!
If you’re in Brisbane and this sounds like your idea of a good time, check out the Frock Out! page for more information and to register (if I know numbers ahead of time, I can get the catering right!). I have a few little surprises up my sleeve, too…
Special Frock Out offer for Brisbane Bloggers: Help me spread the word through Brisbane’s crafting community by blogging about Frock Out. Email the link to me and I’ll send you a ticket to Frock Out for half price!
And many, many thanks to BrisStyle (the local arm of Etsy) for featuring me and Frock Out on the BrisStyle blog!
Next up: some 1940′s menswear, buttonholes, and then I’m diving headfirst into my dress for Frock Out… I’ve had a few thoughts.