September 17, 2022
Jacket Challenge & State Fair Entries
Showcasing Members' Sewing
Central Iowa Chapter members will show their creative interpretations of the Tabula Rasa jacket pattern. Bring the garments that you've sewn from the Tablua Rasa pattern. Win a prize in the Jacket Challenge drawing. Get one ticket for each Tabula Rasa garment that you make, another for entering it in the fair, and a third ticket for using a MyBodyModel croquis.
Get the details
Bring your Fabric and Threads State Fair entries and tell us their stories.
Fabric & Threads Rules & Information
No Meeting in August
Stitch a Tablula Rasa jacket. Enjoy the fair.
Get the Fit
All those 18" American Girl type dolls are slightly different sizes. Sew doll clothes with Central Iowa's measurement chart to get the fit. Thanks to DeAnn for compiling the chart.
18" Doll Measurements
Learn to Fit Pants
Central Iowa Chapter member Rosanne is leading a series of pants making classes. Participants will make a muslin, which can be used to sew trousers, jeans, leggings, joggers or shorts that fit.
Goal: Learn to fit pants for yourself and others.
Participants: Members only. Three to five participants per class.
Cost: Nominal fee to support the Chapter.
Location: Rosanne's house. Open to other locations.
Time: Tentatively three 2- to 3-hour sessions.
Interested: Join the class or get more information.
Dolls for Afghan Refugees
Interested in using your sewing skills to help the recent Afghan refugees who are relocating in our communities?
Patterns, fabric, sewing and doll tips here.
At the next Chapter meeting look for an "I can help!" button on the name tags of members who are willing to answer questions about techniques, patterns, fabric, alterations and more. Bring a project that's stumping you and hail a member with a sticker.
Meeting Dues Increase
Chapter meeting dues have been increased from $2 to $3. For each of us individually, the extra $1per month is minor, but it makes a real difference in our budget.
Name Change for Groups
Central Iowa Neighborhood Groups are now referred to as Special Interest Groups. The Chapter Advisory Board (CAB) recognized that members form and attend groups primarily based on their sewing interests rather than geographical neighborhoods.
Find out more about Special Interest groups.