meeting notes – jan. 18, 2020

Nine members attended our first meeting.  Everyone introduced themselves and briefly told us what they like to sew.


Keeley presented “Fabric 101.”  She distributed nine different fabric samples (faux fur, wool, two types of felted wool, felt, stretch velvet/panne velvet, velvet, two different ripstop fabrics, pleather or faux leather, and suede leather). She talked about each fabric, its properties, and gave us sources for where to find these specialty fibers.  June provided notebook pages to attach the samples to for future reference.


Everyone shared what they’ve been making.  Laura repurposed a thrift store find into a designer look that she wore to a murder mystery party.  June brought the “Woody” vest (from the movie “Toy Story”) she made for her grandson. Cathy brought her Pink Ladies bomber-style jacket she made for a production of “Grease” (in fact, she made 7 of them!).  Keeley shared photos of the many costumes she has crafted.  Theresa asked for input from the group on her project, which included dyeing the fabric to just the right shade of black.


SewExpo is Feb. 27 – Mar. 1, 2020 at the Fairgrounds in Puyallup.  The Annual Style Show is Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at 11:30 am.  Members decided a group entry by our chapter would be fun.  Everyone will wear a costume they’ve created, or have it modeled on their behalf.  To be a part of our group entry, send an email to June at with your name, the name of your costume and a brief description of the costume, along with a photograph, if you have one.  Bonus:  Entry in the Fashion Show includes a Free Admission Ticket to SewExpo on Saturday.


Cosplay PNW Chapter now has an active website:  Members are encouraged to submit content for publishing – costume photos, blogs, etc.  Send photos to June at along with the title and brief description of each photo.


June introduced the Chapter Advisory Board (CAB) members and included a brief description of the CAB and its function within the ASG organization.

Newsletter Editor opportunity! Our first newsletter is due April 1, 2020.  As Newsletter Editor, you will work closely with June, our chapter president.  June has a lot of experience and will guide you through the process.  Our newsletter helps disseminate information to our chapter members.  Please contact June for additional details.


Saturday, February 15, 2020, at 10:00 am.