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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 Shoe Last to Use for Custom Shoe Designs

Steps and supplies for making a custom shoe last

The footwear industry always has room for entrepreneurs who will design shoes that are both cute and nonrestrictive to the natural shape of the foot, a rare combination. The first tool needed to experiment with custom shoe design is a shoe last. Traditionally, shoe lasts are carved from wood, but the steps outlined here allow you to quickly mold an amateur last with household supplies. The shape of the last determines the shape of the shoe, so molding one to your own foot lays the foundation for a shoe that fits perfectly.

Mannequin Wigs, Eyelashes and Makeup

Poly Star Lady mannequin with molded eyes and lips

Live models are best for fashion photography if you can afford them and if you are willing to risk the models' pictures being used around the web in ways you cannot control, including alterations of the images. For those of us who value modesty, using ourselves, friends or family members as models is a risk. For that reason, I have selected a mannequin for the fashion photography of Fashion Belle modest sewing patterns, pictured here.

Sewing Pattern Printing for the Home Sewing Market

Pattern printing kit from McCall Pattern Company

For a small, independent sewing pattern company, several options exist for publishing sewing patterns for the home sewing market.

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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...