Thursday 24 March 2022

March 2022 Meeting Summary


March 2022 Meeting Summary

If you weren't able to join us, please read on for a recap:
  • Updates
    • Frocktails!
      • Umbrella Bar - 28th April - 7pm
      • Have already sold ½ of the tickets available 
      • There will be plenty of door prizes
      • Safety first mentality - we want all members to feel safe attending. 
      • More information and details can be found at:
    • Chatelaine magazine
      • Looking to interview people who started or came back to sewing during the pandemic
      • Contact the OOG mailbox for the contact info. 
    • Sew-ins have been scheduled again for April, May and June, check your e-mail for details! 
      • Remember to check you junk mail for the links once you've signed up.
  • Barbara Emodi ( and spoke to us all about stress free sewing!
    • She written 2 sewing books
      • Wanted to show how to fix common errors/bad instructions
      • Quick Tips:
        • Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good
        • Break big steps into smaller ones. Every fractured step gives you time to correct steps
  • Sewing SOS:
    • Best way to widen arms - Add a gusset
    • Replace a collar and placket - Add a bib front?
  • Pattern Sew and Tell! (#oggpom): 
    • Thank you all for sharing RTW inspired looks!
    • 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 March's slides (and all of our past meetings) here!

Pattern of the Month for March:

March's OGGPOM is sharing something you've made before and haven't shared yet! Dig out that project you made pre-insta and that you still love!. We want to rest and save your time to make your Frocktails outfit!

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!