NZ Frocktails Event – 24th July 2021

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Written by NZ Sews

May 1, 2021

Wellingtonians, you lucky things! Wellington Sewcialists are hosting a Frocktail event on 24th July 2021.

Frocktails is a cocktail party for the sewing community to connect in person. It gives you a chance to dress up, connect with other like-minded makers and have a night out to show off a garment or accessory that you have made.

You’ll get to spend a weekend in Wellington, connecting with like-minded creatives. The venue Naumi Hotel is located centrally in Cuba Street and is a visual delight. The bar is hired as well as the connecting green room for the event. The event will bring together the creative community, build connections and fosters creativity.

Sewists of all levels are welcome to this event. Along with the main Frocktails event, there will be an optional brunch on Sunday morning with visits to fabric stores. There will be prizes, goodie bags and more importantly, an opportunity for us to dress up and make new sewing friends! Open to all ages and genders this is a night to bust out the sequins and paint the town red.

Full details and ticket sales are available on Event Brite – click on the link below

Frocktails Ticket Sales

What does my ticket include?

  • Exclusive entry to the Frocktails event.
  • Two cocktails or mocktails of your choice.
  • Delicious canapés.
  • An opportunity to meet other people in the sewing community – meet and make new friends!
  • A goodie bag with lots of discounts.
  • Exclusive access to the private Frocktails Facebook group to help us all connect before and after the event.
  • Discounted accommodation at the hotel ($150 per room per night) where the venue is located – available until 14 June.
  • A professional event photographer to capture you and your friends in your gorgeous outfits.
  • There will be a few fun optional activities to participate in on the night!
  • The optional add on of a Sunday post-event brunch at Field and Green and a group fabric shopping trip.

How accessible is the venue?

The venue is accessibility friendly. It is on the ground floor of the hotel and has toilets in the function space. The venue has plenty of space for standing, seating, dancing and photos.

Can I sponsor the event?

At this stage as this event is under new management and in the process of arranging sponsorship

If you would like to to sponsor the event please contact

Do I have to wear something that I have made?

You are highly encourage you to wear something you have made, whether it’s part or all of your outfit. Me Made is not compulsory. It’s a night to have fun and feel fabulous with like-minded people!

How many people will be there?

Tickets are limited to 50! Please don’t be afraid to come by yourself, everyone is very friendly and the aim of the night/weekend is to connect with other like-minded humans.

Event hosts

Emma Prestidge aka Emma’s Atelier – Emma has been sewing and blogging for the last 6 years and can be found at or Instagram as Emmas_Atelier. Emma has been arranging events and retreats for the Wellington Sewing Community for the past couple of years.

Amelia Ellims is a university student studying to be an event manager. She has been sewing since she was five but has only recently gotten involved in the Wellington Sewing community since moving to the city in 2018. Amelia’s passion for creativity has fuelled both her career aspirations and her wardrobe.

Is there a hashtag for this event?

Please use #frocktailswellington for all your pics on Instagram.

Any questions?

Please email me if you would like to go on the waitlist or have questions about the event. Please keep in mind this event is a not-for-profit event arranged by a volunteer committee.

Wellington Frocktails - Sewing event for sewists

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