Wednesday 14 February 2024

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

  • Guest Speaker
    • This month we were pleased to welcome Peggy Mead, the designer and pattern maker behind Sew House Seven, a brand known for widely beloved patterns like the Burnside Bibs, Free Range Slacks and Toaster Sweater, among others. Peggy launched Sew House Seven with the intent of creating simple, easy-to-follow patterns that encourage and inspire beginners, yet appeal to sewists of all levels. She talked us through her pattern design background, and starting up Sew House Seven, and what it's been like to run a indie pattern business for the past 10 years.

  • Winter Calendar - 
    • Sew-in 
    • Virtual
      • once a month via Zoom link
      • 7:30pm to 9pm
      • Feb 11, Mar 10, 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!

    • Feb 17 - Bundle Dying Workshop w/ Leah purchase your ticket here
    • March 16 - Sew-In
    • April 20 - Photographing your Makes w/ St├ęphanie
    • May 18 - Sew-In
    • June 15 - End of Season Event - TBC

  • Sewing SOS

    • Laura-Lee came to us with the question of how to refashion an a-line dress in scuba while keeping the pockets. 
    • Emily showed how her fleece vest now has perfectly installed snaps, she showed how she used quilting cotton as reinforcement instead of interfacing. 

  • February #OGGPOM - #DIY
    • See below for more info

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