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Welcome, sewing pattern enthusiasts! Things have been busy in 2014 at the home office of Fashion Belle. I had hoped that the launch of my sewing patterns for women would occur by early fall, but so far the work is still in progress. Half of this year has been taken with contract employment with other companies, and beyond that most of my spare time has been donated to unexpected home repairs and aiding 14 refugees who were settling in my area. Please keep checking back for progress on the pattern collection, and also use the tabs above to explore reviews of hundreds of other companies that provide modest clothing and sewing patterns.

Dior Mimioui Tiny Diamond Ring

Dior Mimioui Ring with Diamond and White Gold

(Screenshot from Dior.) After working nearly nonstop for eighteen months as an apparel patternmaker in New York City, I finally found time in November 2008 to take two weeks off to explore Manhattan's museums, historic landmarks and the many flagship stores of renowned fashion brands in the city that has been called "the fashion capitol of the world." The largest concentration of high fashion retail in New York is located around 5th and Madison Avenues to the south and southeast of Central Park.

Sewing Revival

Red heart

How many people do you know who regularly sew clothing for themselves or their family members? One woman in Texas recently emailed that only one store that sells fabric exists in her town of 35,000 people, making it difficult to select fabric to sew bridesmaids' dresses for her daughter's wedding. This is the same town that in years past had three of the major chain fabric stores, all having now gone out of business. Many of the major fabric stores that do exist are shifting inventory toward crafters and quilters rather than keeping plentiful stock for apparel construction.

Style Inspiration from Nature

Green rock from the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Rock on display at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

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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...