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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.

Shapley Shadow Dressform Company Closes

Shapley Shadow dressforms

(Photo Credit: Shapely Shadow, 2010) The Shapely Shadow dressform company was started in the mid-1990s by Canadian businesswoman and multi-time entrepreneur Ilona Foyer (first name pronounced il-OWN-a). Shapely Shadow quickly grew to become the leader in shape and quality for higher level garment manufacturers.

Sewing Modest Dresses for Little Girls

Variations on Kwik Sew Pattern 3944 (K3944)

(Photo © 2012 Fashion Belle) Shopping for girls' modest dresses may be easier than shopping for women's modest styles, but the challenge is growing as elements of immodesty are being pushed into the clothing market for increasingly younger ages (reference this scholarly research from Sex Roles journal, Sexy clothes: too much, too young).

Rag Doll Making

Home-sewn rag dolls

Lifelike rag dolls are becoming scarce in the children's doll market that is dominated by molded plastic pieces. Hand-crafted fabric dolls are more costly to manufacture than molded plastic, so that is why sewing your own rag dolls for the little girls in your life may be the next hobby on your list. Rag dolls are soft all over and therefore more cuddly than dolls made from plastic. They also help encourage imaginative play by avoiding the beauty stereotypes that are a risk with plastic dolls that exaggerate human ideals of beauty.

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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...