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!