Sunday, September 27, 2015

Frocktails 2016

Well hello!

Life has certainly been interesting since the August frocktails and it's taken me a while to focus on the next event. 

So here are the details for the next Frocktails....You have spoken, and I have listened, so a summer Frocktails it will be! Don't stress if you don't like the heat, a winter event will also be held. 

Date: 16th of January, 2016
Time: 6pm 
Venue: Collins quarter 
Cost: TBA 

We're sticking to the cocktail and canapé format, with a slight bit of tweaking due to the feedback we received eg for the last event, more food and less alcohol. 

Tickets will be sold through the Sew Squirrel store in a first come, first served basis. There will be plenty of tickets available, and lots of publicity (blog, Instagram) on when tickets will be released. 

In the coming weeks we will be releasing more information such as FQA, ticketing and maybe I'll finally get around to recapping the August Frocktails!

One woman is not an island, so for the 2016 event, I have thankfully received offers of help! 
My main ladies are Renay and Libby, @windingbobbin and @liblib for all the Instagram lovers out there. We have more helpers, and will be shouting out love and thanks to them as the planning goes on.
I will also be sending out all the information on @melbournefrocktails account so you might like to follow it! 

Thanks for reading,

Kat x

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Once it's gone, it's gone.

I wrote a lovely long post about frocktails, who was there, what people wore etc and unfortunately when I went to post it, instead of pressing publish, I pressed delete as I am an idiot. Oh well, life moves on. 

Look out for one when the tears have subsided (jokes). In all seriousness, it will be a few days...

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Another sewaway make (kwik sew 3801)

Pattern: kwik sew 3801
Size: M
Fabric: wool blend knit from Gorman
Price: $4pm (the same fabric in blue is $8pm)

Shaped the arm holes and side seams
Took off 3cm off the side seam
Narrowed the sleeves by 3.5cm - I hate loose sleeves.
Didn't hem the sleeves or bottom hem
Add the sleeves from view A

Would I make this again?  
Of course!! It's a great pattern that would look great in lots of sweater fabrics.
The fabric is wonderful, I'm not sure I would look good in orange, yet I wear it anyway, usually with a scarf to put some colour between my face and the top. 
The fabric doesn't fray so I didn't need to hem it.
I will however lengthen the top by 2.5cm and hem it on my next version. 
Shorten the sleeves by 4cm and hem. I just adjust this while I'm wearing it. 
As Liz pointed out, the is something you would see in witchery or the like, however I like my top better than their stuff! I really try not to be on trend. 😉

Notes for next time: 
Cut a small, it runs large.