Sunday 19 September 2021

September 2021 Meeting Summary


September 2021 Meeting Summary

If you weren't able to join us, please read on for a recap:
  • Welcome and meet our new executive!
  • Plans for the 2021/2022 Season
    • Fall meetings will be online, will reassess in January.  Any meetings in person will have a virtual component.
  • Coat Sewing Support Group!
    • More details to follow.
    • Looking for mentors to help - email Johanna or Leah.
  • Upcoming sew-ins
    • More details to follow
    • Will be a mix of weekend and weekdays
  • Fabric Fundraising Sale
    • November 1-7 for fabric drop-off
    • Start looking at your stash now!
    • Please label as much as you can (measurement, content, price)
    • Proceeds to the Ottawa Food Bank
    • More details to follow
  • Christina Anastassopoulos (@fetchandbloomstudio) talked to us all about textile surface design and block printing
    • The slides are available here
  • Sewing SOS: 
    • How to repair a ripped dress slit.
      • Suggestions included incasing it in bias binding, closing the slit, adding ribbon/trim.
  • This Months #OGGPOM is:
    • Layering and transitioning to Fall!
  • Pattern of the Month (#oggpom): 
    • Thank you all for sharing your #OGGPOMafteritwasOGGPOM !
    • 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!
  • We encouraged members to recognize, reflect and take action as we observe September 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.  Also recognized as Orange Shirt Day
You can find September's slides (and all of our past meetings) here!

Pattern of the Month for September:

For September, OGGPOM is all about LAYERING! Sew up that transitional layer to help bring your summer wardrobe into the fall!  

You can find some patterns and inspiration on our Sept Pinterest board!
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!