Daily ASG Monday

The Australian Sewing Guild (ASG) is the all about sharing and furthering the art of sewing. Each week we’ll hear about the way is making their resources and workshops more accessible to the sewing community. These podcasts and their transcripts are all part of making ASG more accessible to everyone, including Guild members 😉 Thank you for Helene Gassman for preparing the podcast transcripts to keep ASG accessible.

Have a look at the image gallery of this year’s challenge makes by ASG members.

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October Sewing Challenge – Gertie’s Harlow Pajamas

Monday 21 September 2020: Louise Sparrow, Chair of ASG is back with the details of October’s sewing challenge and it’s a fun sewing challenge for everyone to enjoy – Gertie’s Harlow Pajamas.

Harlow Pajamas

Gertie’s Charm Patterns are vintage inspired and come in a great range of sizes for all body shapes.

This is another online sewing challenge the Australian Sewing Guild has developed to keep their members connected through fun and achievable sewing challenges in 2020.

#memademonday for October 2020

Monday 14 September 2020: A message from ASG Chair, Louise Sparrow

‘Over the past few months I have enjoyed running a series of online workshops.  In particular, I enjoy chatting with participants and getting to know members that I might not otherwise have the opportunity to meet.  One theme that keeps coming up is that being in isolation or lock-down has given people more time to sew.  Lots of new garments are being made with no occasion to wear them as there are fewer opportunities to get dressed up. Let’s fix that!  October 2020 will be ‘show and tell’ month.

We want to see what is being produced in sewing rooms around the nation.  Every Monday, post a picture in social media (Facebook or Instagram) of one of your creations, using two hashtags – #MeMadeMonday and #AustralianSewingGuild.  The hashtags will enable us to search for your pictures and compile an album.

Add a short description including information such as what pattern you used, type of fabric, special techniques employed, challenges faced, etc. Garments, quilts, patchwork, applique, handbags, embroidery – we want to see it all!
There are only 2 rules:
Some form of sewing must be used – machine, overlocker, hand-stitching.
The item must be made my you.  Please don’t post someone else’s work. Don’t be shy.  This is your chance to show off and brag.’

Monday 14 September – #memademonday October Challenge

For anyone that hasn’t been involved in the yearly #memademay, the podcast we published earlier this year has been edited so you can hear how #Memademay gives sewists the opportunity to show their makes everyday in May.

Series 3 Episode 5: Zoe talked about patterns that excite her and has a special message for sewists who were thinking about taking part in #memademay2020. This podcast has been rebooted to give Australian Sewing Guild members background to what me mades are all about.

Memademay2020 Reboot podcast

Monday 31 August 2020: How many listeners remember those weekend Pattern Puzzles that Anita used to run a few years ago on Facebook? They were a great way to learn about patterns, the pieces within a garment and then, what the puzzle garment was. You can still find these pattern puzzles on her Well-suited blog. Anita is an ASG Industry Partner and offers discounts to members.

Pattern puzzle example by Anita McAdam
ASG Monday 31 August 2020 Anita McAdam

Anita encourages sewists to continue to learn new sewing skills and techniques. She also reminds sewists that it’s also good to go back to making your favourite patterns to keep your sewing motivation on fire.

Monday 24 August 2020: Louise Sparrow, Chair of the Australian Sewing Guild is back this week. There are 2 new online sewing technique workshops available for September. French Seam refinement is a great technique to include to elevate your Spring sewing projects. For unlined jackets, mitred corners of all dimensions is another useful technique to add to your sewing skills. These are just 2 of the online sewing workshops on offer in September.

Monday 24 August 2020: More online sewing workshops and a new challenge
French Seam refinement online sewing workshop

The September sewing challenge is based on the oh-so-simple Harvest Top from Peppermint Magazine is our pattern of choice.  The design lines present lots of options for use of colour, patterns, plains, trims…endless possibilities.

September sewing challenge

Jocelyn Holley offers A0 printing and delivery.  She can be contacted at print@asewlution.com.au.  Jocelyn’s website is www.asewlution.com.au

Here is the transcript for this podcast, courtesy of Helene Gassman for the Australian Sewing Guild.

Monday 17 August 2020: Another Australian local supports sewists and Australian Sewing Guild members with special discounts. Alison is the pattern designer and blogger for Lorelei Jayne patterns working from her home in Perth, Western Australia.

ASG Industry Partner Alison of Lorelei Jayne Patterns
One of the free patterns from Lorelie Jayne patterns

Alison has 13 free patterns on her website so you can test out bag making before you delve into more complex bags. She discusses how she finds her bag pattern inspirations and how she finds amazing bag notions to inspire your bag making projects.

Here is the transcript of this podcast, courtesy of Helene Gassman for the Australian Sewing Guild.

10 August 2020: Sarah is the designer behind Pattern Union and she enjoys supporting Australian Sewing Guild members with her patterns. As Sarah says, inclusivity isn’t just about size. Her patterns can be adapted to different body types.

Sarah of Pattern Union, an ASG Industry Partner
Sarah Pondevie provides support to ASG members

Pattern Union was created by Sarah Pondevie, owner of Workspace Fashion and Design school, teacher and maker of fashion, who has a passion for pattern making. Her years of working in made-to-measure clothing and teaching has given her the breadth of knowledge to create a range of clothing patterns that appreciates the fact that traditional sizing does not reflect standard measurements.

Here is the transcript for this podcast courtesy of Helene Gassman for preparing this on behalf of the Australian Sewing Guild.

3 August 2020: Lucy of All Buttons Great and Small is a Sydney button retailer that provides buttons and closure both at the store and online. They’s always provided a mail order service and you can order via their online collection.

All Buttons Great and Small

Here is the transcript for this podcast courtesy of Helene Gassman for preparing this on behalf of the Australian Sewing Guild.

Monday 27 July 2020: Louise Sparrow updates about 1. The Pleated Skirt sewalong, 2. Two workshops – Triangle buttonhole and V-neckband techniques, 3. New Shirtmaking technique workshops.

ASG Monday 27 July 2020
Trish Hargrave

Here is the transcript for this podcast. Thank you Helene Gassman for preparing this transcript on behalf of the Australian Sewing Guild.

Monday 20 July 2020: Australian Sewing Guild members can access the industry partners that offer discounts to keep members sewing. Today’s podcast introduces Trish Hargrave of Draft T Studio.

Draft T Studio owner Trish Hargrave

Here is the transcript for this podcast. Thank you Helene Gassman for preparing this transcript on behalf of the Australian Sewing Guild.

Monday 6 July 2020: Last week ASG launched their pleated skirt sewalong to give Specialty Pleaters a boost. If you want fabric to be pleated for you, it’s wonderful to be able to find a business that can pleat fabric for you. Specialty Pleaters was established in 1925 and they’re located in Melbourne.

Last year ASG ran a similar sewalong using a circle skirt as the project. This year, the sewalong is all guides you through making a straight skirt with a yoke. Tatyana Anderson is managing this sewalong over the next 8 weeks. Make sure you register today.

Pleated skirt sewalong starts now!

If you need pleating ideas for this challenge and other makes, go to my Pinterest board.

Here is the transcript for this podcast. Thank you Helene Gassman for preparing this transcript on behalf of the Australian Sewing Guild.

Monday 29 June 2020: You’ll hear from Raewyn and Linda, two members of the Australian Sewing Guild NSW Industry Day committee. They put on a great event in March and you can here how this committee came together and how they’ve enjoyed their journey.

Monday 28 June 2020: Meet the team behind NSW Industry Day

Make sure you go to the audience recorded podcast of the keynote speaker, Rebecca Ritchie, Wardrobe Head at Opera Australia.

Here is the transcript for this podcast. Thank you Helene Gassman for preparing this transcript on behalf of the Australian Sewing Guild.

Monday 22 June 2020: Louise Sparrow, Chair of ASG discusses the sewing challenges ASG has developed to keep their members engaged in sewing while we’re in social isolation. This month they’re having fun sewing stuffed toys. We also thank Helene for volunteering to produce the transcripts for each ASG podcast.

Sewing stuffed toys and providing podcast transcripts
Triangle bound buttons taught by Louise Sparrow

Here is the transcript for this podcast. Thank you Helene Gassman for preparing this transcript on behalf of the Australian Sewing Guild.

Monday 15 June 2020: Louise Sparrow updates us on the success of ASG running online sewing workshops using Zoom. There are so many more workshops being run and you’ll hear about their planned workshops that are filling up fast.

Monday 15 June 2020: Louise Sparrow announces 4 new workshops
Louise Sparrow will walk you through creating Bluff pockets

Here is the transcript for this podcast. Thank you Helene Gassman for preparing this transcript on behalf of the Australian Sewing Guild.

Monday 25 May 2020: Louise Sparrow has another exciting workshop the ASG have developed for Guild members. Anne Whalley, the Pattern Whisperer is running a fun and informative workshop about how to use your sewing machine feet – Get to know your machine feet. Go to the ASG events page and book in today.

Get ready for a new sewing machine foot workshop by Anne Whalley

Here is the podcast transcript for 25 May 2020. Thank you Helene Gassman for preparing this transcript on behalf of the Australian Sewing Guild.

Monday 18 May 2020: The Australian Sewing Guild has started using Zoom to run interactive workshops for their members. But don’t fret if you weren’t able to get into these workshops. The recording will be available on their website for free to members.

Here is the podcast transcript for 18 May 2020. Thank you Helene Gassman for preparing this transcript on behalf of the Australian Sewing Guild.

Beautiful bound buttonholes

Monday 11 May 2020: Listen to Evelyn Wood, the founder of the Vintage School of Fashion and the Vintage Sewing School. Today you can hear her excitement about her partnership with the Australian Sewing Guild. They’re partnered and created the Vintage Re-fashion Workshop. Registrations open on 15 May and close on 1 July 2020! Why not join. It’s free for ASG members.

Meet Evelyn Wood and join the Vintage Re-fashion workshop

Here is the podcast transcript for 11 May 2020. Thank you Helene Gassman for preparing this transcript on behalf of the Australian Sewing Guild.

Monday 4 May 2020: Louise Sparrow, Chair of the Australian Sewing Guild gives us the details for their latest collaboration with Evelyn Wood, ASG Industry Partner and founder of the Vintage School of Fashion and the Vintage Sewing SchoolVintage Re-fashion Workshop. Registrations open on 15 May and close on 31 July 2020! Why not join. It’s free for ASG members.

Vintage Re-Fashion Workshop is free for ASG members.

Here is the podcast transcript for 4 May 2020. Thank you Helene Gassman for preparing this transcript on behalf of the Australian Sewing Guild.

Monday 27 April 2020: The first sewing challenge anyone can enter is the cozy sweater challenge. Once you hear how easy this challenge is, you’ll want to enter it. Louise gives us the basics to enter this challenge. Go to their challenge website to enter and keep informed as you sew. It’s free to enter.

27 April 2020: Hear more about the Cozy sweater challenge from Louise Sparrow.

Here is the podcast transcript for 27 April 2020. Thank you Helene Gassman for preparing this transcript on behalf of the Australian Sewing Guild.

Monday 20 April 2020: Louise Sparrow has agreed to update us each week about what’s happening across the Australian Sewing Guild while their local groups can’t meet while we’re all staying home. They’ve developed a page with projects and learning modules for the sewing community on their Australian Sewing Guild website.

Monday 20 April 2020 – Louise Sparrow introduces that Australia Sewing Guild to us.

Here is the podcast transcript for 20 April 2020. Thank you Helene Gassman for preparing this podcast transcript on behalf of the Australian Sewing Guild

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