Monday 18 March 2024

March 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 March meeting of the 6th Season of the Ottawa Garment Guild

  • Guest Speaker
    • Guest presenter: This month, we're delighted to host Hailey Wyatt to speak about her clothing brand, Wyatt House, and the meticulously hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind garments that she makes. Hailey's background in science has been instrumental in shaping her approach to fashion. She sees fashion design as an opportunity to merge her scientific mindset with artistic expression and sustainable practices.

  • Spring Calendar - 
    • Sew-in 
    • Virtual
      • once a month via Zoom link
      • 7:30pm to 9pm
      • 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

  • Events

    Event Every Third Saturday!

    • March 16 - Sew-In
    • April 20 - Photographing your Makes w/ St√©phanie
    • May 18 - Sew-In
    • June 15 - End of Season Event - TBC

  • Sewing SOS

    • Jessica - Didn’t get the button placement correct, how to fix?
      • Snaps / hooks and eyes in between the buttons
      • Secret button on the other side of the placket
      • If there’s enough ease, just stitch it closed

    • Chlo√© - How do you make sure facings stay in place and don’t flip up
      • Stitch to any available seam or stitch in the ditch at all seams
      • Stitch it down as if it’s a design choice
      • Make sure it’s a big enough facing
      • That it has enough weight to stay down
      • Tasha - By Gum By Golly 
        • Most facings should be much bigger than they are drafted
      • Instead of cotton twill which would be pulled with increased friction or surface, make facings of a fabric with a smoother hand

    • Kimberley - got machine tuned up because the needle down function wasn’t working and not stitching - stitching perfectly in store - got it home and its happening again - due to travel?
      • Thump it
      • Are you travelling with the needle down and in fabric?
      • Much sympathy was given

    • Carmen - Happy Anniversary! - 6 years!

    • Claire promises cake in April

  • March #OGGPOM -  Spring Sewing
    • See below for more info

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

Pattern of the Month for January: #SPRINGSEWING
  • Spring Dresses / Holiday Outfits
  • Rain Wear
  • Transitional Pieces - Layers!

Remember when it comes to show and tell 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 the next two months we will be virtual so please post your makes on Discord  using  #virtualOGGPOM or email them to if you want them including in the meeting slides