It’s Pride Month here and what better time to write about what may be the most amazing thing I’ve ever been a part of!
Over the last year I have been working with the store Your Open Closet, an all-inclusive undergarment store here in Vancouver, their claim being “Body positive undergarments for all genders” and they mean it! Not only do they carry a selection of Oona Unders in the store, along with several other great brands, but as a team we have developed a small line of undergarments designed specifically for the LGBTQ2+ Community. I don’t know if I’ve ever been more proud to be a part of something! It’s an incredible way to put to use the skills and experience I’ve gained over the last 20 years and I only hope to continue on this path with the folks at YOC. There is always an opportunity to learn and do something helpful!
When the indication is given that a specific kind of undergarment is in demand, the ladies at YOC take note and, when the time is right, they approach me. Together, we decide what we are aiming to accomplish and the design and sampling process begins. I make a pattern and a sample of what we have in mind and, with the help of an amazing community of people around us, the sample is tried and tested and feedback is given. Once the pattern is exactly where we think it should be, production begins. I grade the pattern to the sizes it will be available in and then cut and sew every item in the Oona studio. The label sewn into the garments is the Your Open Closet label as it’s ultimately their product for their customers; however, Oona does have the privilege of playing a part in getting it to them.
To date, the available items in the YOC-exclusive line are half-binders, tucking pants and gaff pants. There are also gender-affirming children’s sizes in the gaff pants for those at an age where self-discovery is in process. There are more products currently in the works and they will debut when the patterns are just right!
To check out what Your Open Closet is all about, go to their website here: https://youropencloset.com/
Everybody counts, plain and simple.
X’s and O’s
It’s been a long time coming and the time is now! Looking good and feeling good are two worlds that should always collide for everyone.
Selected styles of Oona Unders will be available from size S – 5XL all day, every day and I’d like you to celebrate with me!
ALL SIZES WELCOME!
Please join me at the Oona Studio to check out the goods! All made with my own hands start to finish, there will be lots available to purchase starting at just $15.
Full size runs of every style!
Saturday October 6 12-5
1310 William St. Vancouver
Call 604-779-2630 for entry ☎️
There will be a CONTEST with PRIZES!
There will be delicious refreshments.
There will be a huge welcome to everyone ❤️
As a maker and a person in this world, I feel very strongly about using as much of the yardage I purchase as possible. I do my very best to come up with new ways to use even the smallest bits by either incorporating them into a garment or by creating an entirely new piece of yardage by sewing all the leftover pieces together to be cut up all over again. Likewise, I’m a big believer in using existing garments for either their fabric or at least parts of them.
Please visit the Oona Studio on Saturday July 7 from 12-5pm to check out what I’ve used the small bits for. I’m happy to discuss the story of those garments and accessories. All items in the studio that are made from rescued and repurposed yardage or garments will be priced at 20% off in the spirit of them continuing on to the next part of their lives.
Please also feel free to bring along any fabric or garments you’d like to figure out another use for – it’s always fun to brainstorm! If you are unsure of how to go about a project, let’s figure it out together. I can help by offering advice or I’m open to taking on a commission to help you achieve your repurposing dreams!
Studio #10-1310 William St. at Clark Dr.
*Please call 604-779-2630 for entry.*
Saturday, July 7 12-5pm
Please join Oona at these 2018 Markets and Open Studio Events!
- July 7 12-5pm First Saturday Open Studio – #10-1310 William St.
- August 4 12-5pm First Saturday Open Studio – #10-1310 William St.
- August 12 12-5pm Artful Sundays – Britannia Community Centre
- August 4 12-5pm First Saturday Open Studio – #10-1310 William St.
- September 1 12-5pm First Saturday Open Studio – #10-1310 William St.
- September 9 11-5pm McSpadden County Fair – McSpadden Park
- November 3 12-5pm First Saturday Open Studio – #10-1310 William St.
- November 15 & 16 5-10pm Eastside Culture Crawl – #10-1310 William St.
- November 17 & 18 11-6pm Eastside Culture Crawl – #10-1310 William St.
- December 1 12-5pm First Saturday Open Studio – #10-1310 William St.
For more information on each of these events, please click the links below:
First Saturday http://www.firstsaturday.ca
Artful Sundays https://www.facebook.com/ArtfulSundays/?ref=br_tf
McSpadden County Fair https://www.facebook.com/events/382307802239987/
Eastside Culture Crawl http://www.culturecrawl.ca
Nothing says I love you like a membership to THE BEST CLUB EVER!
6 or 12 Month Memberships
Women, Men and Kids
The next mail out is on February 15th – perfect timing!
I will include a Free Valentine with the first pair if you include a request to do so ❤️
Easy online sign up at:
Underpant of the Month Club
I’m making room for new Spring styles so almost everything online is on sale! 40% off!
No discount code necessary. Just click and save!
Oona’s got a new print and it’s all about love!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Get some for yourself or a sweetheart – maybe even a matching set! Or give them to a friend to let them know they’re loved.
If it’s a Valentines Day gift, I can send it directly to your special someone. Put their address in the “Shipping” section. Write a message to your love in the “Notes and Instructions “ section at Checkout and I’ll send a Valentine card from you in the package free of charge.
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I’ll be at The Russian Hall on November 5th for the very first East Exchange Market!
I’ll have all sorts of Oona Unders and accessories for sale.
There will be lots of other great stuff to choose from at the market too so come on out!
Same building, bigger space!
I’ve been working in Studio #14 for ten years and have loved the heck out of it but I’ve also outgrown it. An opportunity has come up to move into a bigger space in my beloved William Clark Studios and I’ve taken it.
As of November 1st Oona will be located in Studio #10.
See you there at the Eastside Culture Crawl! November 16-19 2017
I’ve been working on lots of new stuff and everyone’s invited to come and check it out!
Underpants for everyone, clothes, jeans and fun accessories all made by my own hands.
Here’s the link to the event on Facebook:
Save the date and invite your friends!