Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Frocktails: an update

Well who would of thought that little old Frocktails would garner so much attention! Not I that's for sure. 

Unfortunately Longrain can't accommodate the ladies on the waiting list and because I'm a nice person who obviously loves hard work, I'm now searching for a venue in the CBD for a venue for the same price and up to 40 people. 

So to all those who have a ticket, I'll send you an email once the details are changed (1-2 months max). It will still be on the same night just at a different venue. 

Waiting list ladies, I will aim to find a venue in the next few weeks. Once I have a venue we will release more tickets, to ensure we are fair to everyone I will advertise a date by Instagram, and my blog and this time when they are gone, they are gone. 

The cuisine is most likely to change and now I'm thinking of a cocktail style party to accommodate the extra numbers. I will try very hard to keep the price the same. 

If you want to be apart of Frocktails, and haven't already emailed me, please email me at allegravintage@gmail.com with "frocktail tickets" in the title. If you don't email but comment on Instagram or my blog etc, I'm afraid it won't count so please email me. It's really hard to keep track of everyone and I want the organising to run smoothly. 

Remember you only have 29 weeks and 4 days until the party starts. :)

Friday, January 9, 2015

Frocktails the third. Updated!!


Get your sewing machines to the ready, as Frocktails is back!


Details: Focktails 
When: 8th of August 2015 at 6pm sharp. 
Where: Longrain Melbourne
Dress code: this can be as fancy or as casual as you like. There is no pressure to wear your own creation, it's up to you!
Cost: one "ticket" is $72 per head, this includes all the food but be sure to bring cash for drinks. 
Food: Banquet style, see Longrain's website for the current banquet menu, however it will be a little different in August due to seasonability. 

We are doing things a little differently this time...back at Longrain but now you have to buy a "ticket" to secure your spot. Unfortunately this had to be the case as the Sydney Frocktails there were 4 ladies who didn't show on the night, it's not fair that others have to wear the cost on the evening. 

The ever lovely Sarah of Sew Squirrel will be selling the tickets through her website Sew Squirrel, there are 24 available at this stage with a few more to come pending table space. 

Want to buy a ticket? Well head to http://www.sewsquirrel.com.au/frocktails and purchase away. Please be sure to add any dietary requirements in the comments section. Longrain are excellent at catering for any requirements you may have. 

Just one further note, Sarah and I are not making any money out of the ticket, the price reflects the food, the group surcharge and the payment fees (eg PayPal) for Sarah to set up the ticket. :)

If you're going to talking about Frocktails on social media, can you please make it #frocktails so that everyone can get it to the spirit of the evening! 

Let me know if you're coming! It's going to be fabulous!

K x

Updated as of the 11th of January:

Due to the overwhelming amount of interest, the tickets have now sold out. I will be enquiring to see if we can have 10 more tickets (seats) available to us for the evening. If I am successful I will advertise the first date of purchase ( on my blog, social media etc) to ensure everyone gets a fair chance to purchase a ticket. Remember it's first in best dress and once they are gone they are gone. 
Email me your interest at allegravintage@gmail.com so I can keep you in the loop. 

Friday, November 21, 2014

One of many...

One of many applies to a lot of things in my life right now.
One of many piles of mess.
One of many paint brushes.
One of many big sloppy kisses.
One of many scout woven tees...this is my fourth version of this lovely pattern.
I have made it up in a knit, two rayons and now a double gauze.
 
As this was my fourth version it came together in about 4 hours, no joke. I spent more time worrying about pattern placement as no one wants a spotty boob. I bought the Nani Iro fabric and matching bias binding from an Etsy seller on a whim a month or two back.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Details:
Pattern: Scout woven tee by Grainline Studios
Size: 6 grading out to a 12 at the hips
Fabric: 1.1metres of Nani Iro Japanese Gauze, plus matching bias binding
Alternations: Added 3.1cms to the length and 2-3cm sway back adjustment (it wasn't enough see pooling in last photo)
 
Comments:
I'm hoping the fabric softens up a fair bit as its quite stiff in a way, which affects the style of the tee, I'm not sure its the most flattering of tops, but it is good sun protection and it fills a gap in my mummy lifestyle. First worn on our weekend trip to Sydney, I managed to leave all my accessories at home except my sunglasses!

Kat x