Modest sewing pattern and clothing resources for women - Welcome, sewing pattern enthusiasts! The founder of Fashion Belle has moved and is still working to juggle family obligations with trying to bring a new line of modest women's sewing patterns to the point of publication. With the November 19, 2015, release of Drupal 8, an upgrade to the software on which this site is based, an overhaul to the site will be underway through the first quarter of 2016. In the meantime, use the tabs above to explore reviews of hundreds of other companies that provide modest clothing and sewing patterns.

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 "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.

Professional Dress Code

Washington, D.C. Capitol dome

(Photo by Fashion Belle of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.) Many young women in high schools around the United States have acquired, through long practice, a highly developed ability to violate school, camp, church and work dress codes without being caught. The prevalence of this skill was unknown to me until the spring of 2011 when I began to serve as a resident counselor for my state's Senate Page Program.


New Clothing Reviews

Lauren James Bridal Formal

Advertising as Utah's largest bridal and formal store with two locations in Orem and St. George, this company set up an online ordering...

The Perfect White Dress

This manufacturer of long-sleeved, ankle-length white dresses offers a few classic styles that may be used for casual weddings or any...

Tulle and Lace

Tulle and Lace is a modest formal gown rental shop in New York City that showcases its inventory on its Facebook page. Even if you live...

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