Thursday 19 May 2022

2022-23 Elections - Meet your Candidates!

Elections are coming up soon! Watch your email for a survey link. Voting will be open from Thursday, May 19, 2022, to Thursday, June 3, 2022. Meet the candidates for Social Media Manager and Special Events Coordinator below!

Candidate for Social Media Manager: St├ęphanie Houle

My name is St├ęphanie (@ecorcesdentelles), I'm bilingual, energetic, and creative. I love sewing, photography, writing, baking and knitting
My background is in portrait photography and journalism. I have spent my entire adulthood in Ottawa and I am so happy to be part of a group like the Ottawa Garment Guild.
It would be an absolute honour to be the Social Media Manager for OGG and to contribute to this wonderful community. I want to make your work shine and be a leader in both external and internal communications.

Candidate for Events Coordinator: Renee Michienzi

Hello Ottawa sewists, Renee here!(@ Most of you will know me as the social media coordinator and I'm happy to step down and welcome a new member to the board in that role. After two years behind the screen I'm feeling up to the challenge of being the special events coordinator. I love the planning process and engaging the members in fun and exciting new events. In planning special events I plan to collaborate with the Board to bring fun & fashionable opportunities (hopefully in person!) in the upcoming year. It's been an absolute pleasure connecting with you all over social media, and I'm look forward to the new task.

Friday 6 May 2022

April 2022 Meeting Summary


April 2022 Meeting Summary

If you weren't able to join us, please read on for a recap:
  • Updates
    • Exec committee - need new social media and events co-ordinators
      • Descriptions for the positions can be found on the website
    • Sew-ins have been scheduled for May and June, check your e-mail for details! 
      • Remember to check you junk mail for the links once you've signed up.
  • Speakers - Gillian (@craftingarainbow) and our own Renee ( spoke to us about Camera Confidence!
    • Everyone deserves to look and feel great
    • Have several go to poses, Have tried and true locations
    • Experiment! Use a try tripod
    • Look for light and think about the intention of your photo (focus on the fabric, overall outfit, etc) 
  • Sewing SOS:
    • How to reinforce seam in pants to avoid them coming apart inn brocade
      • Suggestion to use some thin stay tape or selvedge on either side of the seam
  • Pattern Sew and Tell! (#oggpom): 
    • Thank you all for sharing your previous makes!
    • 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 April's slides (and all of our past meetingshere!

Pattern of the Month for April:

April's OGGPOM is to share your Frocktails inspired outfit!! Share what you wore to the event, or what you would have worn! Doesn't need to be something new!

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!