Sunday 24 October 2021

October 2021


October 2021 Meeting Summary

If you weren't able to join us, please read on for a recap:
  • Updates
    • Don't forget to use #oggpom for your OGGPOMs and #oggsewandtell on Instagram for other projects you would like to show! 
    • Use #oggsos and #oggsossolved as well when posting about SOS projects!
    • We have a local resource/shop list coming out!
      • Stay tuned to our main website
      • Sponsorships/advertising will be limited to special events 
  • Coat Sewing Support Group
    • Details shared with members by e-mail 
    • Four meetings through October and November, share your results at our December meeting.
    • Choose your own coat adventure!  Any type, any pattern, any fabric!
    • Shared tips on pretreating boiled wool:
      • Soak in a bathtub of hot water
      • roll in towels to squeeze our tater or transfer to machine for spin cycle only
      • quick temperature changes and to much agitation are not good for wool
    • Pretreat fabric how you are planning on continuing with the garment after it is sewn.
  • Upcoming sew-ins
    • Will still be all virtual for the foreseeable future
    • Email has gone out with sign-up details
    • Thursdays Oct 21, Nov 04, 18
    • Sundays: Oct 24, Nov 07, 28
  • Fabric Fundraising Sale
    • November 1-7 for fabric drop-off
    • Will send drop off locations will be sent to members via e-mail
    • Please label fabric with as much information as possible
      • Content, length if possible (no cuts under 1m please)
      • Price is more important
    • Uncut patterns are acceptable
    • Hoping for an in person sale in spring
    • Proceeds to the Ottawa Food Bank
  • Jill Bond (@apostrophe.patterns) talked to us all about her patterns and design process
    • The slides are available here
    • Patterns are generated based on measurements 
    • Patterns right now for leggings, underwear, t-shrt, sports bra, joggers plus three calculators for hacks.
  • Sewing SOS:
    • Armcyes is too big
      • Suggestions included: pivot darts or adding darts to the side seam.
    • How to finish sleeves on a nightgown
      • Suggestions included: taper sleeves to reduce cuff, adding cuff facing
  • This Months #OGGPOM is:
    • Pattern hacking!
  • Pattern of the Month (#oggpom): 
    • Thank you all for sharing your layering pieces!
    • 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 October's slides (and all of our past meetings) here!

Pattern of the Month for October:

For October, OGGPOM is all about pattern hacking! Add elements to an existing pattern, e.g. adding a placket, adding ruffles, mashing together two patterns etc. Love to Sew had a podcast which launched the #YouCanHackIt tag.

You can find some patterns and inspiration on our October Pinterest board!
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!