PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO 17 OCTOBER 2020 DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
Do you like sewing and cocktails?? If so, Cambs Frocktails is the event for you, a fabulous chance to wear your best me-made outfit and join the local Cambridgeshire sewing community to celebrate all things sewing whilst also enjoying cocktails, competitions, a photo booth, live music, prizes, professional photography and great company.
Roxanne de Beaux, who is organising this event with a committee of local dressmakers, tells me that over the past year, the sewing community in the county has grown to around 100 people and it continues to build. People find each other and share their projects through Instagram, using #cambssews, and now every month, informal groups meet and sew together.
Sewing has plenty of good things going for it. For starters, it’s a mindful activity which helps to quiet a busy mind as you become absorbed and focused on the task in hand. Among a community of like minded people who share your interest, new friendships form. Sewing can be sustainable if you use existing fabrics or upcycle and rework a piece of clothing. And at the end of the day, you have a sense of achievement in creating a unique garment that you can wear with pride.
Frocktails started in Melbourne Australia, where Roxanne hails from, and this event now happens all over the world. So keen sewist Roxanne decided it’s high time to hold a Frocktails event for Cambridgeshire sewists and along with her committee, has garnered support from several sponsors including Habby Days, Crafty Angel, Sew Much To Do, Pfaff and Vlieseline.
Cambs Frocktails is happening on Saturday 14 March at Clayton Hotel Cambridge (formerly The Tamburlaine Hotel) just by the station. It’s an event for all sewists over the age of 18, women, men and non-binary sewists as well as anyone who wears clothes made by a special sewist in their life. And it’s not compulsory to wear a frock … trousers, jumpsuits or anything else you choose to wear is fine. Whatever it is you like to sew and wear, just be sure you come dressed to impress!
Clayton Hotel Cambridge, 27-29 Station Road, Cambridge CB1 2FB