Dorcas Club began meeting once a month on a Sunday afternoon working together with all the girls of the congregation. Some ladies worked at home. Some wanted to contribute and purchased some dresses.
Much spiritual application can be made from learning to use the pattern envelope for making a dress. The instructions seem confusing until one garment is chosen and the instructions on the back of the envelope divided by the size and the choice of garment. So it is with study of the Word. That also can be confusing until divided into parts to learn how each part fits the big picture.
God blesses the effort, not only with learning spiritual lessons and learning to sew, but involving the ladies of the congregation, being involved in foreign missions, and cooperation between congregations.