Modest sewing pattern and clothing resources for women -

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.

Children's Artwork for Textile Design

Children's artwork inspiration, two dresses
Children's original artwork for textile design

Those of us who love children are frequently the recipients of artwork made especially for us. My nieces, ages five and three, love to draw with markers. Children see the world without the warp that culture and training places upon us as we mature, making children's artwork uniquely creative. The first evening gown pictured features a textile design with a tiled repeat of the five-year-old's artwork.

Sewing and Designing Tips from Fashion Belle

Sewing machine

Enjoy this collection of Fashion Belle's favorite sewing and design tips for apparel and other sewn product projects!

Making a Custom Dress Form

Dress form covered with rib knit fabric and soutache braid

Accurate dress forms are core tools for successful patternmaking. Shapely Shadow had some of the best dress forms in the industry. The shape, the manufacturing quality, everything about them was excellent. Sadly, they closed in January 2011. Alvanon has the next-best reputation for professional forms. They are anticipating releasing a new line of shapes in 2012 based on the newest ASTM standards. For those who would like to attempt to create their own forms to conform to individual sizing, several methods are available.

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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...