Wednesday 3 January 2024

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

  • Guest Speaker
    • This month, our very  own Stéphanie  talked to us about all things Interfacing: She discussed the different types, and their purpose. She shared tips and tricks for working with interfacing. 

  • Snacks
    • Thank you to Renee for bringing the popcorn and hot chocolate mix!
    • More volunteers needed for 2024! email

  • Fall Calendar - 
    • Workshops
      • Vintage Sewing Machine Repair w/ Skipped Stitches
      • Tickets still available
      • Date: December 16th  2023
      • Location: Hintonburg Community Center
      • Members: $45 non-members $60
    • Sew-in 
      • Virtual
      • Every third Sunday in the month via Zoom link
      • 7:30pm to 9pm
      • Dec 17th, Jan 21st, Feb18th, Mar 17th, Apr 20th

  • Spring Planning

    Event Every Third Saturday!

    • Jan 20 - Sew-In Purchase tickets here on square
    • Feb 17 - Bundle Dying Workshop w/ Leah
    • March 16 - Sew-In
    • April 20 - Photographing your Makes w/ Stéphanie
    • May 18 - Sew-In
    • June 15 - End of Season Event - TBC

  • Sewing SOS

    • Emily bought in her SOS needing help to install rivets, despite our efforts during the break we weren't able to install them, we came to the conclusion an anvil really is needed when hammering in rivets as they prevent the springiness of wood.

  • December #OGGPOM - #structure
    • See below for more info

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

Pattern of the Month for December: #structure

  • Let’s apply what we learned from Stéphanie! 

  • In fashion, structure typically means a garment in a heavier weight or stiffer material that doesn't take the shape of what it touches. It smooths your body, not accentuating the nuances of your shape, something carefully tailored and deliberately shaped.

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 Instagram using  #virtualOGGPOM if you want them including in the meeting slides