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Welcome, sewing pattern enthusiasts! Things have been busy in 2014 at the home office of Fashion Belle. I had hoped that the launch of my sewing patterns for women would occur by early fall, but so far the work is still in progress. Half of this year has been taken with contract employment with other companies, and beyond that most of my spare time has been donated to unexpected home repairs and aiding 14 refugees who were settling in my area. Please keep checking back for progress on the pattern collection, and also use the tabs above to explore reviews of hundreds of other companies that provide modest clothing and sewing patterns.

Avoiding Counterfeit Wedding Dresses

wedding ring

Brides shopping online in preparation for their weddings may want to be cautious of websites that appear to sell name brand dresses at a fraction of retail prices. These sites, many in China, are creating knockoffs or counterfeits of other brands' designs. This practice made headlines in 2010 when 82 websites were shut down in an anti-piracy bust.

Perception of Modesty in Dress Varies Based on Values

balancing scale

Through work, travel, family and friends, women who live in multi-cultural environments encounter situations in which what one person calls modest in reference to clothing is often different from what another claims to be modest. These perceptions are based on individual values, influences, or cultural or religious groups with which a person associates.

"Do It Anyway" Poem

Do It Anyway by Mother Theresa poster

(Photo Credit: Poster from Zazzle.com.) "People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway . . . ." (See full quote below.) Over the Christmas holidays in a book in a relative's home, I was thrilled to find a re-print of this quote that I had seen years ago.

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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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