Wednesday 14 February 2024

February 2024 Meeting Recap

 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 to the February meeting of the 6th Season of the Ottawa Garment Guild

  • Guest Speaker
    • This month we were pleased to welcome Peggy Mead, the designer and pattern maker behind Sew House Seven, a brand known for widely beloved patterns like the Burnside Bibs, Free Range Slacks and Toaster Sweater, among others. Peggy launched Sew House Seven with the intent of creating simple, easy-to-follow patterns that encourage and inspire beginners, yet appeal to sewists of all levels. She talked us through her pattern design background, and starting up Sew House Seven, and what it's been like to run a indie pattern business for the past 10 years.

  • Winter Calendar - 
    • Sew-in 
    • Virtual
      • once a month via Zoom link
      • 7:30pm to 9pm
      • Feb 11, Mar 10, Apr 14, May 5 and June 2

    • In Person
      • Saturday March 16th and May 18th
      • Location: St. Mark's Anglican Church, 1606 Fisher Avenue, Ottawa ON K2C 1X8
      • Time: 10 to 4pm 
      • Members $15. Non-members $20 (includes Pizza lunch)
      • Please purchase your ticket here on the square store
      • Any dietary requirements please email ogg.workshops@gmail.com

  • Events

    Event Every Third Saturday!

    • Feb 17 - Bundle Dying Workshop w/ Leah purchase your ticket here
    • March 16 - Sew-In
    • April 20 - Photographing your Makes w/ Stéphanie
    • May 18 - Sew-In
    • June 15 - End of Season Event - TBC

  • Sewing SOS

    • Laura-Lee came to us with the question of how to refashion an a-line dress in scuba while keeping the pockets. 
    • Emily showed how her fleece vest now has perfectly installed snaps, she showed how she used quilting cotton as reinforcement instead of interfacing. 

  • February #OGGPOM - #DIY
    • See below for more info

  • Sew and Tell! and Pattern of the Month (#oggpom): 
    • Thank you all for sharing your #Scraps makes
You can find February's slides (and all of our past meetingshere!

Wednesday 17 January 2024

January 2024 Meeting Recap

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 to the January meeting of the 6th Season of the Ottawa Garment Guild

  • Guest Speaker
    • This month we hosted some very special guest presenters, three of our own members for our first virtual meeting of the season, Carmen, Emily and Laura Lee took us on tours of their sewing spaces. We learnt how each sewing room is unique and inspirational. They shared their tips and tricks for storage and organisation of fabric, patterns, supplies and notions. now we are all ready to start the new year to update our own spaces. 

  • Winter Calendar - 
    • Sew-in 
    • Virtual
      • Every third Sunday in the month via Zoom link
      • 7:30pm to 9pm
      • Jan 21st, Feb18th, Mar 17th, Apr 20th
    • In Person
      • Saturday Jan 20th 
      • Location: St. Mark's Anglican Church, 1606 Fisher Avenue, Ottawa ON K2C 1X8
      • Time: 10 to 4pm 
      • Members $15. Non-members $20 (includes Pizza lunch)
      • Please purchase your ticket here 
      • Any dietary requirements please email ogg.workshops@gmail.com

  • Spring Planning

    Event Every Third Saturday!

    • Feb 17 - Bundle Dying Workshop w/ Leah purchase your ticket here
    • March 16 - Sew-In
    • April 20 - Photographing your Makes w/ Stéphanie
    • May 18 - Sew-In
    • June 15 - End of Season Event - TBC

  • Sewing SOS

    • Laura presented her pants that require a post hoc flat seat adjustment, lots of suggestions were presented by members to help Laura gain the fit she desires.
    • Emily showed how her shorts now have perfectly installed rivets, after she applied the suggestion of using an anvil instead of a wooden cutting board. 

  • January #OGGPOM - #scraps
    • See below for more info

  • Sew and Tell! and Pattern of the Month (#oggpom): 
    • Thank you all for sharing your #Structure makes
You can find Januarys's slides (and all of our past meetingshere!

Wednesday 3 January 2024

December 2023 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 to the December meeting of the 6th Season of the Ottawa Garment Guild

  • Guest Speaker
    • This month, our very  own Stéphanie https://www.instagram.com/ecorcesdentelles/  talked to us about all things Interfacing: She discussed the different types, and their purpose. She shared tips and tricks for working with interfacing. 

  • Snacks
    • Thank you to Renee for bringing the popcorn and hot chocolate mix!
    • More volunteers needed for 2024! email ottawagarmentguild@gmail.com

  • Fall Calendar - 
    • Workshops
      • Vintage Sewing Machine Repair w/ Skipped Stitches
      • Tickets still available
      • Date: December 16th  2023
      • Location: Hintonburg Community Center
      • Members: $45 non-members $60
    • Sew-in 
      • Virtual
      • Every third Sunday in the month via Zoom link
      • 7:30pm to 9pm
      • Dec 17th, Jan 21st, Feb18th, Mar 17th, Apr 20th

  • Spring Planning

    Event Every Third Saturday!

    • Jan 20 - Sew-In Purchase tickets here on square
    • Feb 17 - Bundle Dying Workshop w/ Leah
    • March 16 - Sew-In
    • April 20 - Photographing your Makes w/ Stéphanie
    • May 18 - Sew-In
    • June 15 - End of Season Event - TBC

  • Sewing SOS

    • Emily bought in her SOS needing help to install rivets, despite our efforts during the break we weren't able to install them, we came to the conclusion an anvil really is needed when hammering in rivets as they prevent the springiness of wood.

  • December #OGGPOM - #structure
    • See below for more info

  • Sew and Tell! and Pattern of the Month (#oggpom): 
    • Thank you all for sharing your #FUNWITHFLEECE
You can find December's slides (and all of our past meetingshere!

Wednesday 15 November 2023

November 2023 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 to the third meeting of the 6th Season of the Ottawa Garment Guild

  • Guest Speaker
    • This month we hosted Anne Sophy Lainesse of YellowBox Apparel. Who came with her fun fleeces, she shared her secrets of how she incorporates fun details into her outdoor wear like a standout zipper shield, distinctive pockets, and colour mixing. If you've spent any time on Discovery Fabric's Facebook group you'll probably have seen the creative and cozy makes by Anne Sophy.
    • Do check out her YouTube channel here

  • Snacks
    • Thank you to Jenny for volunteering to bring snacks
    • More volunteers needed for 2024! email ottawagarmentguild@gmail.com

  • Fall Calendar - Sew-Ins 
    • In Person 
      • Location: St Marks' Church, 1606 Fisher Ave, Ottawa, ON K2C 1X6
      • Time: 10-4pm
      • Saturday December 9th - On sale here
    • Virtually 
      • Every third Sunday in the month via Zoom link
      • 7:30pm to 9pm
      • Nov 19th, Dec 17th 

  • Fall Calendar

    • Workshop: Vintage Sewing Machine Repair with Skipped Stitches
      • Location: Hintonburg Community Center 1064 Wellington St. W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2Y3
      • Time: 10 to 3pm 
      • Price: Members: $45 non-members $60 click here to purchase
      • Bring your own lunch

    • Movie Night - Members only - November 25th 
      • Location: National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin St, Ottawa
      • Time: 6:30pm Movie starts at 7:30pm
      • Movie: Mrs Harris Goes to Paris
      • Members sign up via google doc sent via separate email to members only

  • Spring Planning

    • Workshop: Bundle Dying with Plants and Natural Dyes
    • Montreal Shopping Trip
    • Sewing Retreat
    • Frocktails - On Hold
    • Dates TBD - More updates to come

  • Sewing SOS

    • We reviewed some of the SOS that had been discussed on Discord. Members are encourage to used the platform as a way to crowd source solutions to sewing sos.

  • October #OGGPOM - #funwithfleece
    • See below for more info

  • Sew and Tell! and Pattern of the Month (#oggpom): 
    • Thank you all for sharing your #CORDUORY
You can find November's slides (and all of our past meetingshere!

Wednesday 18 October 2023

October 2023 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 to the second meeting of the 6th Season of the Ottawa Garment Guild
  • Guest Speaker
    • This month we hosted Esmeralda Smith Romero, the founder of Olive + Elliot, an online retail space dedicated to sustainable, Canadian textiles. From field to fashion, Esmerelda aims to make a sustainable lifestyle easier to practice by promoting brands that are environmentally responsible and socially just.
  • Name Tags 
    • This year we would like to have name tags for each member, we will keep hold of them in-between the meetings. This meeting we had some temporary ones and we asked members to let us know their pro-noun and instagram handle. 
  • Snacks
    • Thank you to Jenny for volunteering to bring snacks
    • more volunteers needed! email ottawagarmentguild@gmail.com
  • Fall Calendar - Sew-Ins (members only)
    • In Person 
      • Location: St Marks' Church, 1606 Fisher Ave, Ottawa, ON K2C 1X6
      • Time: 10-4pm
      • Saturday Oct 28th - SOLD OUT
      • Saturday December 9th - On sale soon 
    • Virtually 
      • Every third Sunday in the month via Zoom link
      • 7:30pm to 9pm
      • Sept 17th,  Oct 15th, Nov 19th, Dec 17th 
  • Fall Calendar
    • Workshop: Vintage Sewing Machine Repair with Skipped Stitches
      • Date and Location TDB
    • Fabric Sale 
      • Location: St Marks' Church, 1606 Fisher Ave, Ottawa, ON K2C 1X6
      • Time: 2pm
      • Nov 12th 
      • If you are a guild member you can purchase a table here for $10
    • Movie Night - Details to come look out for members only email
  • Spring Planning
    • Workshop: Bundle Dying with Plants and Natural Dyes
    • Montreal Shopping Trip
    • Sewing Retreat
    • Frocktails - On Hold
    • Dates TBD - More updates to come
  • Discord
    • After a successful trial over the summer we are moving chats away from Facebook onto Discord.
    • If you are a member and are yet to join the Discord server, please send ottawagarmentguild@gmail.com an email to receive the members only link.
    • If you are new to Discord, Stephanie has produced this short video to guide us through this social media platform.
  • Sewing SOS
    • Emily asked the group about setting snaps on thick sherpa fleece - something that terrifies us all greatly - lots of great suggestions including making a small hole for snap, use a mallet to flatten fabric before the snap is inserted. Good Luck Emily!
  • October #OGGPOM - #Corduory
    • See below for more info
  • Sew and Tell! and Pattern of the Month (#oggpom): 
    • Thank you all for sharing your #SewSmallSeptember
You can find October's slides (and all of our past meetingshere!