This year are taking on the challenge of wearing a different Two Sewing Sisters made frock each day in October. 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.
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 donned 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!
Check out our past years Frocktober to get you inspired. Stitching, shopping or borrowing to get your frock collection ready.
The first Frocktober, day 1 of year 1.
Frock 31 for Lauren in 2017
The first Frocktober, day 31 of year 1.
Frock 31 for Erin in 2017
Attending the Get York Frock On Event in Louise Macdonald Millinery
Relay for life in frocks
Embracing the theme theme in frocks for a Mario themed birthday
Celebrated Day 31 in 2015 with hand made frock
Handmade frocks with Mum
Wearing Nanny made frocks with Nanny
In 2015 we hosted a Charity Fundraiser afternoon tea
Frocktober Afternoon tea in 2016
Opening the Frocking for a Cause Exhibition at the Wangaratta Information Center in 2016
With the OCRF team at the Frocktober Charity Gala in 2017
With fellow Frocker Rhiannon Irving
Recruited Trini to take part in Frocktober
With the frocktober who introduced us to the cause
The third time he has frocked up for us
Stopping traffic for the Herald Sun in 2016
The Frocking for Cause team in 2017 at the Frocktober Launch