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The ladies of Registration at the National Museum of Australia who participated in Frocktober 2012. What a fine effort and we proved it is possible to do registration work in frocks… and occassionally heels!

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And the boys reminded us that it is back to work boots! Can you get steel capped stilettos?

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Frocktober the 31st: the National Museum of Australia had an all staff lunch on the shores of the lake to celebrate our two new exhibitions - Museum Workshop and the new Main Hall display of big things. As it was also the last day of Frocktober it was a great chance to get the ladies of Acton and Mitchell together for one last hurrah of frocks. Well done ladies, we raised over $3,500 for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. Yay us!

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plasticjesusmeetsunclesam:

Day 31, Rachael: We made it to the end of Frocktober! Not only has it been fun but we’ve raised a goodly sum for a great cause.

Today’s frock was my birthday present to me this year purchased from Sunchana on Blue Caravan. Sunchana had a stall at the Rose Street Artists’ Markets in Melbourne where I bought Day 9’s skirt but I’m not sure if she’s still doing it because word is she’s got a lovely shop called Love Of Three Oranges at 167 McKinnon Road, McKinnon, Vic which only opened recently. The brooch was also a birthday present this year from my beloved. The bangle is handmade from recycled Araluen Red Gum by my talented step-father.

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Day 31, Alison: well, it’s the last day of Frocktober and I saved the best til last. This dress is from a company called Stop Staring! and was bought for me by my lovely JP. I must add, he bought this dress whilst buying two bowling shirts for himself! My cardi and shoes are from Salvo’s Mitchell, however the shoes are BC Footwear who have some nice heels and wedges on their site. My handbag is from the lovely Netti at Aprils Caravan. 

Day 31, Alison: well, it’s the last day of Frocktober and I saved the best til last. This dress is from a company called Stop Staring! and was bought for me by my lovely JP. I must add, he bought this dress whilst buying two bowling shirts for himself! My cardi and shoes are from Salvo’s Mitchell, however the shoes are BC Footwear who have some nice heels and wedges on their site. My handbag is from the lovely Netti at Aprils Caravan

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Day 31, Janet:Many thanks to Jason for taking this beautiful picture at the museum today. I’m wearing a handmade dress from the Fash and Treasure markets, shoes from Diana Ferrari, sunnies from Guess and a flat cap from the George Serras collection. For those who were wondering, I haven’t exhausted my Target collection yet…the remainder awaits documentation in Frocktober 2013!

Day 31, Janet:Many thanks to Jason for taking this beautiful picture at the museum today. I’m wearing a handmade dress from the Fash and Treasure markets, shoes from Diana Ferrari, sunnies from Guess and a flat cap from the George Serras collection. For those who were wondering, I haven’t exhausted my Target collection yet…the remainder awaits documentation in Frocktober 2013!

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Day 31, Adria and Nicki - travelling buddies enjoying a wonderful last day and a wonderful month.

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Day 31, Libby: Cheers to the last day of Frocktober. And what a day! Can you tell from the photo (taken from an elegantly foreshortening angle) that I am ready to fall in a dead faint? Never mind - at least I had a fun 80’s style sailor skirt to help me through the day. Even a man on the street in Ashfield said I looked nice today. Well actually he looked like he came straight out of ‘Deliverance’ and what he really said was something more like “youl niiice”. But I got the gist. And you have to take your compliments as you find them.

Day 31, Libby: Cheers to the last day of Frocktober. And what a day! Can you tell from the photo (taken from an elegantly foreshortening angle) that I am ready to fall in a dead faint? Never mind - at least I had a fun 80’s style sailor skirt to help me through the day. Even a man on the street in Ashfield said I looked nice today. Well actually he looked like he came straight out of ‘Deliverance’ and what he really said was something more like “youl niiice”. But I got the gist. And you have to take your compliments as you find them.

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Day 30, Janet: This dress is a bit of a ‘Ken Done does a spring garden’ pattern. It’s another op shop number I bought more for the cut than the pattern. But added bonus…it does have pockets!

Day 30, Janet: This dress is a bit of a ‘Ken Done does a spring garden’ pattern. It’s another op shop number I bought more for the cut than the pattern. But added bonus…it does have pockets!

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libbybright12:

Day 28, Libby: Another colourful day, this time at Sculptures by the Sea. I am in a Gorman skirt and other pieces of unknown origin (possibly a Target top? Finally joining the Janet bandwagon). Also a hat from my sister. Thanks Petra!

libbybright12:

Day 28, Libby: Another colourful day, this time at Sculptures by the Sea. I am in a Gorman skirt and other pieces of unknown origin (possibly a Target top? Finally joining the Janet bandwagon). Also a hat from my sister. Thanks Petra!

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Day 30, Alison: well, we are almost there! And I was up late last night sewing this skirt. It is a remix of an op shop skirt. Originally this skirt had heaps of pleats. I loved the fabric, so I pulled it apart and made it an straight skirt. Voila! Perfect work wear!

Day 30, Alison: well, we are almost there! And I was up late last night sewing this skirt. It is a remix of an op shop skirt. Originally this skirt had heaps of pleats. I loved the fabric, so I pulled it apart and made it an straight skirt. Voila! Perfect work wear!

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Day 30, Adria: I wanted to put on 2 skirts today as the Frocktober is ending soon….

Day 30, Adria: I wanted to put on 2 skirts today as the Frocktober is ending soon….

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Day 27, Libby: on the way home from waffles in the inner west on a sunny afternoon we found some of the graffiti I often admire as I go past on the train. I am in a second hand lace sportsgirl dress. And a shirt that may well be sportsgirl too, come to think of it. Who knew I had such brand loyalty even when op shopping.

Day 27, Libby: on the way home from waffles in the inner west on a sunny afternoon we found some of the graffiti I often admire as I go past on the train. I am in a second hand lace sportsgirl dress. And a shirt that may well be sportsgirl too, come to think of it. Who knew I had such brand loyalty even when op shopping.

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Day 29, Janet: I bought this dress from an op shop in Surry Hills in Sydney, and it’s another that I bought more for the cut than the fabric. Having said that, everyone today has been commenting on how much they like the fabric, so it’s lucky I liked the cut! It’s accompanied by a spring cardigan from Target (where else), and mount assessment sheets from 1913.

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Day 20 (oops late post sorry): Julie - I bought this polka dot frock in a little fishing town called Wells-next-the-Sea on a trip back ‘home’ to Norfolk, England. It reminds me of the seaside, strawberries, summertime and shopping with Mum. Floral shoes were rediscovered at the bottom of the wardrobe, but they pinch a bit, which is probably why they ended up there. Po - a gift from Abbey’s visit to Riomaggiore. A fun tunic dress designed in Spain, made in India, and purchased in Italy. Even funnier are the Chinese lady faces printed all over the dress!

Day 20 (oops late post sorry): Julie - I bought this polka dot frock in a little fishing town called Wells-next-the-Sea on a trip back ‘home’ to Norfolk, England. It reminds me of the seaside, strawberries, summertime and shopping with Mum. Floral shoes were rediscovered at the bottom of the wardrobe, but they pinch a bit, which is probably why they ended up there. Po - a gift from Abbey’s visit to Riomaggiore. A fun tunic dress designed in Spain, made in India, and purchased in Italy. Even funnier are the Chinese lady faces printed all over the dress!

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