COMMUNITY SEWING DAY 2018

A Plethora of Pyjama PantsA Note from Faye Morrison
ASG Treasurer
& Community Sewing Day Organizer

I would like to thank all the members of the Atlantic Sewing Guild for the tremendous outpouring of support enabling us on February 3 to produce so many sleep pants for those who are homeless or on the fringes. Through the auspices of Mobile Outreach Street Health (MOSH), these garments will be used by those who will be laundering their clothing.

While I organized the day, I could not have achieved it without the donations of fabric, elastics, cording, and funds to purchase additional elastic. The volunteers who donated their time should be given accolades because our production was the result of their substantial efforts. We were able to achieve lots of sleep pants and many of the larger scraps made wonderful scarves/hats. Above is a photo showing some of their wonderful efforts because all of it could not be shown on one table and some are still out with our volunteers for to finishing with elastic when we ran out.

ASG COMMUNITY SEWING STARS

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On Saturday February 3, 2018 Sewing People from the Atlantic Sewing Guild met to sew PJ pants for a homeless shelter in Halifax.  Fabric was donated by members and while some volunteers cut out the PJ’s, others worked as an assembly line to complete the pants.

At earlier meetings Guild members also donated hats, mitts and scarves to include.

The Atlantic Sewing Guild is a group of garment sewers that meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month (September – June 2nd Tuesdays of the months at St Agnes Church at 7pm).

Once a year the group picks a group to benefit from the community sewing day.  Past projects have included fidget muffs for Alzheimer patients; pillow cases for the IWK; warm fleece booties & lapghans for Vets.

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Thanks to Norma Horne for the write-up.

We have a special guest lined up to speak at our next meeting – hints will be on ASG facebook & email to come!

NEXT MEETING OF THE ATLANTIC SEWING GUILD
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2018
7PM AT THE CAMPBELL CENTRE
(BEHIND ST. AGNES CHURCH)
CORNER OF MUMFORD & CHEBUCTO)

 

KLPJs (aka Kal-El Pajamas, aka My Super Sleep Uniform)

KLPJs (aka Kal-El Pajamas, aka My Super Sleep Uniform).

Why make pajamas when you can make sleep uniforms that you can wear outside as casual wear? 🙂

I’ve got a whole collection of these coming for the rest of the year with a bunch of baby bolts of fabrics from which I made this. One bolt has just enough fabric for someone my size. It’s good to be small every now and then. 🙂

The MUSLIN Pajama Top

The MUSLIN Pajama Top.

Second go around at dress shirt fitting, with the hep of Tory and others. Instead of wasting muslins that I end up donating as fabric for craft makers, I salvage them for pajama tops now. They’re MORE than good enough for pajama tops cause it’s not like they’re not well-fitted. They’re just not perfectly fitted. 🙂

Grading System for My Fashion

Grading System for My Fashion.

So after the ten elements of my fashion philosophy have been introduced and elaborated upon, here’s how they’ll be used for grading future garments I design and make about which I’ll blog. Two past garments are used as examples here. They have both been shown at Guild meetings, though a little while back.

Next up, new garments made and grade! 🙂

Member Garment made by Minh Tan.

Digital Citizen

This bath robe was made from 3 beach towels. Oddly, I could only find the beach towel on the back online to be able to share with you. I got it at Zellers in Canada, but they don’t have it online. The other two beach towels I got at Wal-mart in Canada. However, you can find all kinds of other, some better, Spiderman beach towels from which to make a similar garment:

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