Frocktails is the sewing event of the year! Frocktails is a cocktail party for local sewists who enjoy sewing their own garments to socialize and meet new maker friends. We are so excited to be hosting this event in Kitchener Waterloo, joining the world-wide phenomenon of sewists in their community coming together to socialize and show their love of hand made! KW’s first ever Frocktails event will be on Saturday
Saturday May 2nd 2020
Shopify’s Seagram’s building 57 Erb St W, Waterloo, 7 pm – 11 pm.
Tickets on sale now
Frocktails is open to everyone (19+). Wear a me-made outfit and put on your party shoes! Sew a whole new outfit or pull a favourite garment from your closet, be it jeans or something sparkly – as long as you made it, it is event-appropriate! Don’t be disheartened if you’re new to sewing and have only just dreamed about making a garment – come and be inspired to get sewing!
We promise an evening that is fun, with a photo booth and door prizes. The biggest prize of the night is getting to meet like-minded makers and share your love of handmade.
There will be hors d’oeuvres and small things to snack on. If you have any allergies or food sensitivities please email us and we will tell our caters.
Price: $50 Pre-Sale starting January 13th,
$60 starting February 1s
Tickets will include on complimentary drink (or two non-alcoholic beverages) and a selection of appetizers. Additional drinks will available for purchase at the bar.
We’ll have a small number of subsidized tickets so please reach out for more information
Thank you to all of our very generous sponsors who are helping to make the event happen. Thank you for supporting sewists, their community and all of their work.
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When and where is the event?
When: Saturday May 2nd, 7-11 pm
Where: Shopify, 57 Erb St W, Waterloo – In the Seagram Distillery building
Price: $50 Pre-Sale starting January 13th, $60 starting February 1st
How can I buy a ticket?
You can buy tickets here!
Do I have to wear a fancy dress that I made?
Not at all! We are celebrating our amazing sewing community but garment sewing
means different things for different people! We’d love it if you wear something –
anything – that you made but we wont be checking for tags at the door. We want you to
be comfortable too! Wear a dress, pantsuit, jeans, or the slightly wonky woven top that
you made. Just come and have fun!
What is the dress code?
Cocktail attire is encouraged, but not required.
Will there be food?
Of course! We will have a variety of appetizers with vegan, gluten-free, and dairy- free
options. There will be a place for you to mention dietary restrictions when you purchase
your ticket. We will have alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Each attendee will receive 1
drink ticket upon arrival for their drink of choice (or 2 tickets for non-alcoholic drinks),
and there will be a cash bar available.
How do I get there?
The Shopify space, in the old Seagram Distillery, is located at 57 Erb Street West,
Waterloo on the corner of Erb and Caroline. There is lots of parking at Waterloo Town
Square, at the old train station across the street, and on Euclid Ave.the street in the
neighbourhood behind the Barrel Lofts. Please be responsible if you plan on drinking.
The venue is also on the ION LRT route: Willis Way and Waterloo Public Square stations
are both within a block of the building.
Can I bring my partner?
Are they super into fabric substrates and happy to extol the virtues of linen? If not, this
event might not be as fun for them. KW Frocktails is an opportunity for sewists to
celebrate the garment community and meet new people. We’ll have a couple gentle ice
breakers with the aim of striking up conversation with a new sewist – and sewists are
the best so the night will be really fun, promise.
Is the venue accessible?
Are tickets refundable?
Tickets are refundable 30 days prior to the event, minus processing fees.
What else do I need to know?
We’ll have a photographer taking pictures to capture the event and promote future
frocktail events, so get that smile ready!
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