Ms. Masoud stands near her new dress. Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services hosts a sewing club where refugee women sew in a group and socialize. “We try to find an activity that they are good at, that’s familiar to them to give them a sense of pride, competence and self esteem, and build up their confidence,” said Chris George, executive director at IRIS. “Sewing will do that.” Yehyun Kim / CT Mirror