Wednesday 15 November 2023

November 2023 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.

  • Welcome to the third meeting of the 6th Season of the Ottawa Garment Guild

  • Guest Speaker
    • This month we hosted Anne Sophy Lainesse of YellowBox Apparel. Who came with her fun fleeces, she shared her secrets of how she incorporates fun details into her outdoor wear like a standout zipper shield, distinctive pockets, and colour mixing. If you've spent any time on Discovery Fabric's Facebook group you'll probably have seen the creative and cozy makes by Anne Sophy.
    • Do check out her YouTube channel here

  • Snacks
    • Thank you to Jenny for volunteering to bring snacks
    • More volunteers needed for 2024! email

  • Fall Calendar - Sew-Ins 
    • In Person 
      • Location: St Marks' Church, 1606 Fisher Ave, Ottawa, ON K2C 1X6
      • Time: 10-4pm
      • Saturday December 9th - On sale here
    • Virtually 
      • Every third Sunday in the month via Zoom link
      • 7:30pm to 9pm
      • Nov 19th, Dec 17th 

  • Fall Calendar

    • Workshop: Vintage Sewing Machine Repair with Skipped Stitches
      • Location: Hintonburg Community Center 1064 Wellington St. W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2Y3
      • Time: 10 to 3pm 
      • Price: Members: $45 non-members $60 click here to purchase
      • Bring your own lunch

    • Movie Night - Members only - November 25th 
      • Location: National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin St, Ottawa
      • Time: 6:30pm Movie starts at 7:30pm
      • Movie: Mrs Harris Goes to Paris
      • Members sign up via google doc sent via separate email to members only

  • Spring Planning

    • Workshop: Bundle Dying with Plants and Natural Dyes
    • Montreal Shopping Trip
    • Sewing Retreat
    • Frocktails - On Hold
    • Dates TBD - More updates to come

  • Sewing SOS

    • We reviewed some of the SOS that had been discussed on Discord. Members are encourage to used the platform as a way to crowd source solutions to sewing sos.

  • October #OGGPOM - #funwithfleece
    • See below for more info

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

Pattern of the Month for November:

November's OGGPOM We are suggesting making a garment from Fleece, this fabric is perfect for winter garments, as it is warm, durable, moisture-resistant, warmer and lighter than its namesake wool
  • Fleece is a synthetic insulating fabric typically made from a type of polyester
  • Invented in 1979 by Malden Mills, now known as Polartec. 
  • It was named one of the 100 most important inventions of the 20th century by Times Magazine in 1999.
  • Being breathable and fast-drying, it’s a common option for sportswear and winter clothes.
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 to post your makes on Instagram using #OGGPOM   so we can see what you're up to or #virtuallOGGPOM if you want them including in the slides if you are joining us via Zoom.