Cocktail Hour with McCall’s and The Eve Appeal

This week McCall’s launched a new year long sew-along called Cocktail Hour. You might remember the Big Vintage Sew-alonglast year. This year is set to be even bigger with 26 bloggers taking part and a collection of 20 Vogue® Patterns evening outfits to pick from. Cocktail Hour is being hosted by McCall’s to raise money for The Eve Appeal charityand will run until the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate in November. There will be lots of exciting things happening throughout the year including workshops, events in stores, a fantastic bloggers tour and cocktail parties.

How can you get involved?

You can join in with sewists from all over the country to help raise funds and awareness for The Eve Appeal charity by sewing one of the dressmaking patterns from the Cocktail Hour collection (all 20 patterns are listed below). Monies raised from the sale of each pattern will go towards helping The Eve Appeal achieve better detection and prevention of women’s cancers. You can find out more about the work of The Eve Appeal charity here.

As the year progresses you can see what everyone else is making by searching for #sipandsew (hehe!) on Instagram and Twitter and of course share your makes too. Post a photo with the hastag #sipandsew and copy in @McCallpatternUK on Twitter or @McCallpatternUK on Instagram.  Find out more details from McCall’s about Cocktail Hour here.

What are the Vogue® Patterns Cocktail Hour sewing patterns?

You are really spoilt for choice with twenty evening wear patterns including dresses, trousers, tops, and jackets. We’ve listed them all here so you can have a browse and add favourites to your wishlist.





Who is taking part in the blogger tour?

There is a whole host of talented sewing bloggers who have kindly agreed to make their favourite Cocktail Hour pattern from the collection to inspire your sewing projects and we’ll be taking part too! For the full schedule take a look here.

Winnie Longhurst Scruffy Badger Time  Winnie Longhurst Scruffy Badger Time blog


Portia Lawrie Makery  Portia Lawrie Makery blog



Fiona Parker Diary of a Chainstitcher blog  Fiona Parker Diary of a Chainstitcher

Nina Chang Thumblenina  Nina Chang Thumble Nina sewing blog

Charlotte Powell English Girl at Home blogCharlotte Powell English Girl at Home

By Hand London    By Hand London blog

Kerry Patternson Kestrel Makes  Kerry Patterson Kestrel Makes blog

Karen Ball Did you make that? blog  Karen Ball Did you make that?


Rachel Pinheiro House of Pinheiro  Rachel Pinheiro House of Pinheiro blog

Amy Almond RockAmy Almond Rock blog

Handmade JaneHandmade Jane blog

Jen Walker The Gingerthread girl  The Ginger Thread girl blog

Marie A Stitching Odyssey  Marie A Stitching Odyssey blog

Elena Rose Brown Randomly HappyElena Rose Brown Randomly Happy Blog

Laura Clarke Sew For Victory  Laura Clarke Sew for Victory blog

Janene Spencer Ooobop  Janene Spencer ooobop blog

And you will be seeing an appearance from us too! Wondering what everyone will be making? Well that’s a surprise so you’ll just have to wait and see ?

Find others who are taking part in Cocktail Hour and chat about your makes in the forum.

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  1. […] in seeing what’s been sewn up by some of the super talented bloggers you can check them out here. And if you’re looking for a cracking cocktail recipe, you can check out the official Sip and […]

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