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