Recently the Aussie blogosphere has been all atwitter with excitement at the idea of Frocktails. The basic premise – make a dress, wear it and turn up for a night of dinner and cocktails – brilliant! The lovely Kat of All the Whimsical Things tirelessly organised the event to be held at a local Melbourne restaurant and 28 sewists turned out in self-made dresses and it was fabulous!!
I didn’t take nearly as many pictures as intended, I guess I was talking too much – so jump across to Mel’s blog for more pics and to see everyone’s wonderful dresses.
As I had made it before construction wise I didn’t change too much although I did cut a much smaller size in the shoulders, this time was a 6 and grading to a 10 for the rest of the bodice. I raised the shoulders about 1cm and took a 1″ wedge out of the upper back which resulted in a near perfect fit.
But my pièce de résistance is the pockets – not only have I put some in, I had an idea (brilliant if I say so myself) of putting an invisible zipper on one so that I could put my cards & cash in for going out. No more carrying a handbag or worrying where it is when I have had too many cocktails. Genius I say!! (yep modest much?)
Whilst I was in Melbourne I also did rather a lot of fabric shopping so I may have to consider a self-imposed ban whilst I do a bit of catch up! Ok, considered and I don’t want to be rash, what if something else comes along? 😉
Look out for next year’s meetup in Sydney!!