Sunday, 24 July 2022

June 2022 AGM Meeting Summary

 

June AGM 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.
  • Updates

    • Thank you to everyone for making this season a success
      • All time high of membership - 94!
      • Frocktails returned!
      • 11 out of town speakers since we went virtual in April 2020.
    • Congrats to our new executive committee members!
      • Stephanie Houle as Social Media Manager
      • Renee Michienzi for Special Events Coordinator and events co-ordinators
      • Thank you and goodbye to Leah! we hope to still see you online!
    • Sew-ins have been scheduled July and August, check your e-mail for details! 
    • A workshop and possible event are planned for August.
    • Plans for next season:  
      • We have secured St. Mark's Church for next season, but decisions about in person or remote will be made closer to September.
      • Virtual option will be available for in-person meetings, but their format is still a work in progress.
  • Financial Update: Guild in good standing, members can request details.
  • Constitution Changes.
  • Speaker - Our own Laura-Lee talked to us about the Worth of our Sewing
    • Don’t worry about what you make is worth to anyone else.  What is it worth to you.
  • Sewing SOS:
    • Where to find 1 inch swim elastic: Blackbird, Club Tissu, Etsy, Edgewater, C&M Textiles. ¾” elastic from Emerald Erin works for the Cottesloe bottoms.
    • How to make sure collars lie flat:
      • Make sure the facing is a teeny bit smaller than the outer collar, so it holds its shape
      • If it's a stand-up collar, I find hand-stitching the base before topstitching helps keep it flat.
  • Pattern Sew and Tell! (#oggpom): 
    • Thank you all for sharing your
    • 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 June's slides (and all of our past meetingshere!

Pattern of the Month for June/Summer:

Summer's OGGPOM is to show off your Most Worn Makes for Summer! Share your Swimsuits/rash tops/vests, Maxi dresses, Jumpsuits, shorts! Think about what your cost of wear might have been and why it is your most work make.

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!

Thursday, 2 June 2022

May 2022 Meeting Summary

 

May 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.
  • Updates
    • Meet the candidates!
      • Stephanie Houle as Social Media Manager
      • Renee Michienzi for Special Events Coordinator
        and events co-ordinators
      • E-mail with details on how to vote sent out May 19.
    • Sew-ins have been scheduled for May and June, check your e-mail for details! 
  • Speaker - Jonathan Wolford - Curatorial Director of the Fashion History Museum (https://www.fashionhistorymuseum.com/
    • He spoke to us all about the museum, what he has collected and exhibited over the years.
  • Sewing SOS:
    • Questions about where to get pinking sheers sharpened and how to finish and how to end off a seam.
  • Pattern Sew and Tell! (#oggpom): 
    • Thank you all for sharing your Frocktails makes!
    • Congrats to our #OGGVirtualFrocktails2022 as well!
    • 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 May's slides (and all of our past meetingshere!

Pattern of the Month for May:

May's OGGPOM is to Bring Back That Past Trend! Make and share those flared pants, fanny pack, or woven hoodie!  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!

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!(@
oh.sew.renee) 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 (@oh.sew.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!

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: http://www.ottawafrocktails.ca
    • 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 (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8rmt-3GymbgOUNHGHcSlmw and http://www.instagram.com/bemodi 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!