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Welcome, sewing pattern enthusiasts! 2014 Has been one of the busiest years ever at the home office of Fashion Belle, but not entirely with pattern-related tasks. Hopes are high for completion of publishable patterns in 2015. Please keep checking back for news, and also use the tabs above to explore reviews of hundreds of other companies that provide modest clothing and sewing patterns.

Modesty in Maternity Clothing

Mother and child silhouette

Modesty is classic for all seasons, including maternity. Expectant mothers who find modest choices with skirts that are long enough and necklines that are high enough will help the rest of us to not be nervous about their inadvertently showing more than they intended. Modest clothing is a courtesy not only to yourself, but also to others around you.

Long Dresses from The Row

Screenshot of long dresses from The Row 2012 Fall Collection

(Photo Credit: The Row) Celebrity twin sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have received media notice for their counter-cultural modest fashion selections, both during their acting careers beginning as children in 1987 and as fashion designers since 2007.

Remembering Susan Dell's PHI Collection

Susan Dell's PHI Collection Storefront in New York City

My first contact with the PHI couture house, which some compared to Jil Sander and Helmut Lang for its timeless fashion, came unknowingly. (The company wrote PHI in caps but pronounced it as "fee," for the Greek letter.) Another company in New York City for which I worked as an assistant patternmaker had been hit hard by the recession in 2007, and I had begun to apply for other jobs in preparation for change. An anonymous ad in Women's Wear Daily caught my eye because it specified couture work, and I emailed a resume and follow-up message to apply for the job as an assistant patternmaker.

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Modest and Modern

Handmade, modest and modern are the three rules that guide this home-based dressmaking company. Several ready-to-wear styles are...

Christian Modesty

Taylor Willett offers her Bible-based views on modesty and posts pictures of ideas for outfit variations within the plain clothes...

The Virtuous Closet

This online retailer of various brands stocks a range of styles to please almost any level of modesty and fashion-forward trend desired...

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