Frocktober 2023

Frocktober is Australia’s is a month-long fundraiser created by the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF) to raise awareness and funds for vital ovarian cancer research.Β  Β  If you have been following for a while you will know that we have taken on the Frocktober challenge of wearing a different dress every day in October.Β  We take the challenge of wearing a me made dress every day in October in support the OCRF.Β 

Looking for more frock inspiration? Check out our 2019 Frocktober here, our collaboration with Alexandra Nea with a Frocktober Fabric print here,

Day 1 Butterick 9764 - Two Sewing Sisters - Frocktober OCRF

Frocktober 2019

Frocktober is a community fundraising initiative for theΒ Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF) – you can find out more about the cause in our Frocktober post.

This year are taking on the challenge of wearing a different Two Sewing Sisters made frock each day in October.Β  If you have followed along on our Frocktober journey before you may recognise some pieces but we look forward to sharing the making details of the frocks with you.Β 

You can see our frock here on the orΒ follow along on our Instagram and Facebook Page.

We hope you enjoy seeing our frock collection and will make a donation to support this cause.Β  Research is the answer and your support of the Ovarian Cancer Research enables this.Β Β 

Frocking for a Cause - Frocktober - Two Sewing Sisters

Frocktober – Frocking for a Cause for OCRF

Two Sewing Sisters sketch by Alexandra Nea with Frocktober dresses
Two Sewing Sisters sketch by Alexandra Nea with Frocktober dresses

Frocktober is a community fundraising initiative for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF). The aim of the campaign is to start important conversations. The campaign that empowers women around Australia to channel their creative flair through their favourite frocks, all while raising urgently-needed funds for the OCRF’s innovative research projects that help to shine a light on ovarian cancer. You can make your donation here.

The challenge of Frocktober is to take on a frock challenge during October.  We first became involved with Frocktober in 2013.  Our challenge was to wear a different frock everyday in October.  We took a photo each day to share on our social media pages.  With a love of frocks this was an exciting challenge to help fund research into early detection test.

Two Sewing Sisters and Frocktober

This will be the 6th year that we have Frocking for a Cause - Frocktober - Two Sewing Sistersdonned a frock everyday of October with our team Frocking for a Cause.  Between us we have completed the equivalent of 7 Frocktobers without repeating a frock.   It’s a lot of frocks for an important cause.

The frocks were a combination of ones we had made, purchased new, purchased second hand/vintage, family collection and borrowed from friends.  Check out the frocks we have worn over the years.

There is still a chance to become involved in Frocktober this year.  Wear a frock, host an event in your work place for a Frock Friday or start the important conversation to raise funds and awareness in your network about this insidious disease.

With a revised look for Frocktober Illustrator Alexandra Nea created the frocktober figures to provide the new stunning faces of Frocktober.  This wonderful fashion illustrator works capturing luxury events across the country and you will find a stunning sketch of the Two Sewing Sisters was created by Alexandra.

The challenge we are taking on this year is to wear a different frock each day that we have made. 

We would love you to be part of our ‘Frocking for a Cause Team’ – follow the link to join us! 

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Check out our past years Frocktober to get you inspired. Stitching, shopping or borrowing to get your frock collection ready.