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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.

Making a Custom Dress Form

Dress form covered with rib knit fabric and soutache braid

Accurate dress forms are core tools for successful patternmaking. Shapely Shadow had some of the best dress forms in the industry. The shape, the manufacturing quality, everything about them was excellent. Sadly, they closed in January 2011. Alvanon has the next-best reputation for professional forms. They are anticipating releasing a new line of shapes in 2012 based on the newest ASTM standards. For those who would like to attempt to create their own forms to conform to individual sizing, several methods are available.

Conservative Fashion for Women in Politics

Political convention choices of Sarah Palin, Ann Romney, Michelle Obama and Janna Ryan

A 2010 article in the New York Times about female political candidate fashion still applies to the upcoming November 2012 election campaigns. Titled "The Fashion Conservatives," the article dissects fashion trends among female candidates during recent elections in the United States.

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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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