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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.

"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.

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.

Modest Weddings

Wedding guestbook with signatures and a bouquet of pink roses

Modesty is an attribute that may be applied not only to clothing but to all lifestyle choices. The type of wedding celebration that a couple may plan is one area in Western society since the late twentieth century that seems to have grown inconsistent with more moderate choices the same couple may often make in other areas. Is it peer pressure that drives today's brides (and sometimes their mothers) to think that a wedding that overextends the budget is necessary?

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New Clothing Reviews

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...

Reviews of around 100 sewing pattern brands