Friday, 18 November 2022

November 2022 Meeting Summary

 

November 2022 Meeting Summary

If you weren't able to join us, please read on for a short recap. Members are welcome to request the full minutes by e-mail.
  • Opening Remarks
    • You can now subscribe to the OGG google calendar to get meeting reminders!
    • Please follow on all our social media for announcements as well.
  • Blazer/Jacket Sewing Support Group!
    • Tuesdays from October 25th to November 22 (members check your e-mails!)
    • Join us for the December meeting to see the final projects.
  • Upcoming sew-ins
    • Resumed in October, Check your e-mail!
  • Fabrications Shopping Event November 28.
    • Details will be sent by e-mail to members.
  • Jessika Harkonnen spoke to us all about cosplay sewing!
    • most people start with cosplay then learn to sew.
    • Is a master cosplayer with lots of competitions won!
    • Talked about a number of costumes she's made and the materials and process.
    • Most are impractical, but they aren't meant for long term wear!
    • Not cheap! tips to be cost effective: Avoid satin, capes and trains are actually low effort to sew, buy a corset and embellish.
  • Sewing SOS
    • How to iron a velvet garment?  Don't! finger press, use steam, no crushing.
    • Tips on sewing vinyl. Use flock-back vinyl or upholstery vinyl.
  • Sew and Tell!! and Pattern of the Month (#oggpom)
    • Thank you all for sharing your makes sewn with unconventional materials!
    • Don't forget to use #oggpom for your OGGPOMs and #oggsewandtell on Instagram for other projects you would like to show off
You can find November's slides (and all of our past meetingshere!

Pattern of the Month for November:

October's OGGPOM is to show us your Blazers! made during the sew-along (or of course before!!  Feel free to bring it at any stage, or use the opportunity to get fitting advice!

Remember it doesn't have to be something you sewed this month, you are welcome to share any past makes!

You are welcome to sew for yourself, a family member, a friend, or whoever you would like!  Remember to post your makes in our Facebook group, or on Instagram using #OGGPOM so we can see what you're up to!

Saturday, 5 November 2022

October 2022 Meeting Summary

 

October 2022 Meeting Summary

If you weren't able to join us, please read on for a short recap. Members are welcome to request the full minutes by e-mail.
  • Opening Remarks
  • Reminder to share any updates or additions to the websites local resources page
  • Blazer/Jacket Sewing Support Group!
    • Tuesdays from October 25th to November 22 (members check your e-mails!)
    • Join us for the December meeting to see the final projects
  • Upcoming sew-ins
    • Resumed in October
    • Check your e-mail!
    • IN person sew in planned for November, details to come by e-mail
  • Stephanie Hylarides from While Babies Sleep spoke to us all about sewing the quilts
    • Tips on how to sew with them and how to pick the best kind of quilt for the garment you want to sew, like just using quilt tops for dresses, but whole quilts can be used for outerwear.
    • Why she chose to recycle quilts and bring them new life instead of letting them fill a landfill or sit hidden away.
  • Sewing SOS

    • Tips on where to shop in NYC and looking for help to take over a sewing student.
  • Sew and Tell! and Pattern of the Month (#oggpom): 
    • Thank you all for sharing your "Sew your birth decade" makes!
    • Don't forget to use #oggpom for your OGGPOMs and #oggsewandtell on Instagram for other projects you would like to show off!
You can find October's slides (and all of our past meetingshere!

Pattern of the Month for October:

October's OGGPOM is to sew with unconventional materials Sew up something from a material you wouldn't normally make garments from like a quilt, bedsheet or tablecloth!

Remember it doesn't have to be something you sewed this month, you are welcome to share any past makes!

You are welcome to sew for yourself, a family member, a friend, or whoever you would like!  Remember to post your makes in our Facebook group, or on Instagram using #OGGPOM so we can see what you're up to!

Monday, 26 September 2022

September 2022 Meeting Summary


September 2022 Meeting Summary

If you weren't able to join us, please read on for a short recap. Members are welcome to request the full minutes by e-mail.
  • Welcome back in person and meet our new executive!
  • Plans for the 2022-23 Season
    • Meetings will be either in person/hybrid but could return to virtual only if needed.
    • Please be patient while we adjust to hybrid meetings.
    • Thank you to all members in person for wearing masks and your patience.
  • Blazer/Jacket Sewing Support Group!
    • More details to follow, will be in Oct/Nov.
  • Upcoming sew-ins
    • Members look at your e-mails for the sign up link!
    • Will start up again October 2.
  • Karrie & Shu-Tai from Skipped Stiches spoke to us all about vintage sewing machines!
    • Not a commercial repair shop. Focus is on maintenance circles and fixing up machines for donation. 
    • The slides are available here.
  • Sewing SOS

    • Question about using picot elastic for shirring and about adjusting a pattern when the shoulders are not sitting right.
  • Sew and Tell! and Pattern of the Month (#oggpom): 
    • Thank you all for sharing your Most Worn Summer Makes! !
    • Don't forget to use #oggpom for your OGGPOMs and #oggsewandtell on Instagram for other projects you would like to show off!
You can find September's slides (and all of our past meetingshere!

Pattern of the Month for September:

Summer's OGGPOM is to Sew Your Birth Decade! Sew up something from a fabric or fabric from your decade or use a pattern with vintage roots that reflects what was popular in your birth decade! Don't worry, we won't check if it's the right decade ;).

Remember it doesn't have to be something you sewed this month, you are welcome to share any past makes!

You are welcome to sew for yourself, a family member, a friend, or whoever you would like!  Remember to post your makes in our Facebook group, or on Instagram using #OGGPOM so we can see what you're up to!

Sunday, 24 July 2022

June 2022 AGM Meeting Summary

 

June AGM Meeting Summary

If you weren't able to join us, please read on for a short recap. Members are welcome to request the full minutes by e-mail.
  • Updates

    • Thank you to everyone for making this season a success
      • All time high of membership - 94!
      • Frocktails returned!
      • 11 out of town speakers since we went virtual in April 2020.
    • Congrats to our new executive committee members!
      • Stephanie Houle as Social Media Manager
      • Renee Michienzi for Special Events Coordinator and events co-ordinators
      • Thank you and goodbye to Leah! we hope to still see you online!
    • Sew-ins have been scheduled July and August, check your e-mail for details! 
    • A workshop and possible event are planned for August.
    • Plans for next season:  
      • We have secured St. Mark's Church for next season, but decisions about in person or remote will be made closer to September.
      • Virtual option will be available for in-person meetings, but their format is still a work in progress.
  • Financial Update: Guild in good standing, members can request details.
  • Constitution Changes.
  • Speaker - Our own Laura-Lee talked to us about the Worth of our Sewing
    • Don’t worry about what you make is worth to anyone else.  What is it worth to you.
  • Sewing SOS:
    • Where to find 1 inch swim elastic: Blackbird, Club Tissu, Etsy, Edgewater, C&M Textiles. ¾” elastic from Emerald Erin works for the Cottesloe bottoms.
    • How to make sure collars lie flat:
      • Make sure the facing is a teeny bit smaller than the outer collar, so it holds its shape
      • If it's a stand-up collar, I find hand-stitching the base before topstitching helps keep it flat.
  • Pattern Sew and Tell! (#oggpom): 
    • Thank you all for sharing your
    • Don't forget to use #oggpom for your OGGPOMs and #oggsewandtell on Instagram for other projects you would like to show! You can also share pictures in the Facebook group to be included at the end of the meetings.
You can find June's slides (and all of our past meetingshere!

Pattern of the Month for June/Summer:

Summer's OGGPOM is to show off your Most Worn Makes for Summer! Share your Swimsuits/rash tops/vests, Maxi dresses, Jumpsuits, shorts! Think about what your cost of wear might have been and why it is your most work make.

Remember it doesn't have to be something you sewed this month, you are welcome to share any past makes!

You are welcome to sew for yourself, a family member, a friend, or whoever you would like!  Remember to post your makes in our Facebook group, or on Instagram using #OGGPOM so we can see what you're up to!

Thursday, 2 June 2022

May 2022 Meeting Summary

 

May 2022 Meeting Summary

If you weren't able to join us, please read on for a short recap. Members are welcome to request the full minutes by e-mail.
  • Updates
    • Meet the candidates!
      • Stephanie Houle as Social Media Manager
      • Renee Michienzi for Special Events Coordinator
        and events co-ordinators
      • E-mail with details on how to vote sent out May 19.
    • Sew-ins have been scheduled for May and June, check your e-mail for details! 
  • Speaker - Jonathan Wolford - Curatorial Director of the Fashion History Museum (https://www.fashionhistorymuseum.com/
    • He spoke to us all about the museum, what he has collected and exhibited over the years.
  • Sewing SOS:
    • Questions about where to get pinking sheers sharpened and how to finish and how to end off a seam.
  • Pattern Sew and Tell! (#oggpom): 
    • Thank you all for sharing your Frocktails makes!
    • Congrats to our #OGGVirtualFrocktails2022 as well!
    • Don't forget to use #oggpom for your OGGPOMs and #oggsewandtell on Instagram for other projects you would like to show! You can also share pictures in the Facebook group to be included at the end of the meetings.
You can find May's slides (and all of our past meetingshere!

Pattern of the Month for May:

May's OGGPOM is to Bring Back That Past Trend! Make and share those flared pants, fanny pack, or woven hoodie!  Remember it doesn't have to be something you sewed this month, you are welcome to share any past makes!

You are welcome to sew for yourself, a family member, a friend, or whoever you would like!  Remember to post your makes in our Facebook group, or on Instagram using #OGGPOM so we can see what you're up to!