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Melbourne Frocktails, Summer 2016

***UPDATE: Online booking has now closed***

If you haven't got your ticket yet we will be taking direct bookings until Tuesday 12th January (or until sold out). Please email MelbourneFrocktails@gmail.com with the following information and we will send you instructions on how to pay via direct deposit.

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Description
Frocktails is a cocktail dinner party for ladies and gents who loving sewing their own garments to dress up and meet other likeminded people.

Date: 16th January 2016

Venue

Collins Quarter
86A Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000


This time we'll be in the downstairs bar and courtyard to make the most of the Melbourne summer. 

Contact Details:

MelbourneFrocktails@gmail.com



FAQs 


Can anyone go?

Yes! Most attendees are home sewists who have met each other through social media. They are various ages and levels of experience, and have great diversity in individual style. Some have met each other ‘in real life’ before while others are just meeting for the first time. Most are from Melbourne but others are from all over Australia and New Zealand.

Do I have to make my own outfit?

You’re strongly encouraged to make your outfit but you won’t be stopped at the door if you don’t!

What’s the dress code?

Everyone’s style is different so it’s up to you how dressed up you want to be. You can have a look at some of the previous outfits by looking at the #frocktails hashtag on Instagram or checking out some blog posts of previous events.

What does the ticket include?

The ticket includes canapé dinner, a drink, and photography.

Will there be enough food? 

There will be finger food equivalent to a light dinner including small canapés, some larger items and a sweet treat to finish. There will also be some platters of snacks available too.

Will special diets be catered for?

There will be items on the menu suitable for vegetarian and coeliac diets. If you have medical dietary requirements, please let us know when you book and we’ll do our best to cater for you.

What’s the deal with the photography?

There will be a professional photographer on the night. She will be taking “red carpet arrival” photos between 6-7pm. She will then be located nearby for additional portraits, then move around the venue for some candid snaps. The photos will be made freely available from an online Dropbox for you to download. There is no guarantee that the photographer will get a good photo of everyone. It will be up to you to make sure you get in front of the camera and strike your best pose!

Can I buy tickets for friends?

You can buy a maximum of two tickets per order. You must include the name and email address of the attendees. Tickets are not transferable. If you can’t go, don’t give your ticket away or sell it to someone. Instead, request a refund by contacting us at melbournefrocktails@gmail.com. Your ticket will be allocated to the next person on the waitlist.

Can I sell my ticket or get a refund if I can’t go?

Tickets are not transferable. If you can’t go, don’t give your ticket away or sell it to someone. Instead, request a refund by contacting us at melbournefrocktails@gmail.com. Your ticket will be allocated to the next person on the waitlist. Refunds (less the booking fee) are available up to 10 days before the event. If you find out you can’t go within 10 days of the event please email melbournefrocktails@gmail.com and we’ll see what we can do.

It’s sold out! Any chance I can still go?

If the event has sold out, register your details on the Trybooking page and you will be placed on the waitlist.

Will there be a competition for Best Dressed?

There are so many amazing outfits in vastly different styles, we don’t think we could ever pick just one. Besides, Frocktails isn’t a competition. It’s a great opportunity make something we love, share the process and finished product with others, and have a great night out!

Are there any other meet-ups happening?

Yes, one event is not nearly enough! The other events are being organised separately so please email the contact below if you are interested. Updates will be posted on Facebook and Instagram. If you’re organising additional meet-ups, you can post an invite on Facebook or Instagram and/or let us know so we can spread the word.

  • Friday night casual dinner. Organiser: Renay "@winding_bobbin" 
  • Saturday fabric shopping. Organiser: Anna "@bloglessanna" 
  • Sunday breakfast. Organiser: Clare "@bakedeggs" 


Who should I contact if I have questions?

You can contact the organisers Kat, Libby, and Renay at melbournefrocktails@gmail.com.

You can keep up with the latest news on the Facebook page , or on Instagram @melbournefrocktailsYou're also welcome to follow the organisers on Instagram @allthewhimsicalthings @liblib @winding_bobbin  .