Modest sewing pattern and clothing resources for women - Welcome, sewing pattern enthusiasts! The Fashion Belle operation will be moving to the southern United States this summer. It is an exciting but busy time. Please keep checking back for news on when our own patterns will be in print (soon after our move, hopefully!), and also use the tabs above to explore reviews of hundreds of other companies that provide modest clothing and sewing patterns.

Basic Steps in Starting a Modest Clothing Business

Designer drawing clothing designs in a fashion studio

Experience working in the fashion industry can be a valuable stepping stone toward starting your own business producing modest apparel. Even with no prior experience, an entrepreneur's knowledge of the target market is the first key to success. Most small entrepreneurs are part of the group they target, allowing them to innately gravitate toward correct product and marketing choices. Small businesses must aim for a target market with laser accuracy in order to compete with large brands that offer generic styling.

Customizing the Acquia Prosper Theme

Acquia Prosper Theme for Drupal 6 from Fusion Drupal Themes

In the process of searching for a theme for the first Fashion Belle site in 2010, Dries Buytaert's company Acquia emerged at the top with its free provision of the Acquia Prosper Theme developed by Fusion Drupal Themes. The original Fashion Belle website was live until 2011 with the Fusion Acquia Prosper Theme for Drupal 6 (see screenshot at right). Finding the lines of code that controlled various elements took days of work.

Drupal for Dynamic Websites

Druplicon, Drupal's logo, the blue drop with sunglasses

The Drupal logo is a blue drop wearing sunglasses. From Drupal.org, "The name Drupal, pronounced 'droo-puhl,' derives from the English pronunciation of the Dutch word 'druppel,' which means 'drop.'"

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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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