Edinburgh Frocktails update

So plans for Edinburgh Frocktails have been moving at pace.

We found a venue

We lost a venue

We found a better venue! Hurrah for Akva a scandi bar in Tollcross for saving my bacon. Their menu looks lovely and they’ve given us a private room upstairs so plenty of room to mingle.

Now the big news – raffle prizes!

As some of you will know my co-host Emma Ciarrocca, lost her mother to cancer 2 months ago. She spent the last 10 days in a Marie Curie hospice and received truly excellent care. So we agreed we’d like to hold a raffle in aid of Marie Curie to give something back. It costs £500 a day for these hospices to give that kind of care.

So I bashed away at the keyboard and contacted some lovely suppliers and had a brilliant response for our little gathering. So drum roll please…..

Love Sewing has given us 6 sewing patterns

Sewisfaction has given us £30 voucher for their online shop

Sew Over It have given us a voucher for an online course

Tilly and the Buttons have given us 2 pdf patterns of your choice (plus a 15% discount for all attendees for online courses)

Girl Charlee have given us a £50 fabric bundle

Fabric Godmother has given us a voucher for £20


And finally Remnant Kings have given us a sewing kit. In addition they’ve given us a discount code of 15% dressmaking fabrics until the end of September In store and online if you use the code FROCKTAIL15

All in all I’m amazed at the generosity of these companies and really hopeful that we can raise a nice amount of cash for Marie Curie.

For anyone who hasn’t yet let us know they’re coming please visit the Facebook page or message me here or on Instagram. There will be a few more updates as we get nearer the time.

Now I really must get something made to wear -it would be a travesty if after all this prepping I turned up in RTW!!

6 thoughts on “Edinburgh Frocktails update

  1. Oooh exciting! I can’t wait….just need to decide whether to wear the dress I’ve made but am a bit underwhelmed by, or to make something else…..

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  2. Oh no, I can’t go on the 2nd as I am working down South and Sprogzilla is starting a new school there so it will be a bit fraught to get back up. I will try. It does sound like it will be a lot of fun though. I seem to miss everything as I am travelling for work between (almost London) and home. Boo! I hope that it goes well and the raffle sounds brilliant. This must have been a lot of work. Xx


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