Modest Sewing Patterns

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Hook Publications full culotte and split skirt patterns

A full culotte style offered in both misses' and girls' sizes may be altered for three variations.

PDF downloadable patterns from Jocole

Most of the PDF pattern downloads available from Jocole are for children, but a small selection of patterns are also offered for women, including a pattern for the high neck, cap sleeve tee that Jocole also sells as a ready-to-wear item.

The Sewing Place patterns from several independent companies

Purchase many independent brands of sewing patterns at this website. Some of the pattern companies that partner with The Sewing Place are already featured in our reviews, while a few of the smaller ones are not. This is a site to check if you are looking for patterns for specialty items or for loose-fitting styles that incorporate patchwork and applique.

Sew Chic Modern Patterns with Retro Style

Laura Nash describes her pattern collection, "Modern patterns with retro style." These are some of the best modernized versions of vintage styles available, with plenty of photos online to suggest variations for the finished products. A free pattern for adding sleeves to strapless dresses is offered for download.

Monster Patterns offers discounts on several pattern brands

This company offers discounts on patterns from Akasha, CNT Pattern Company, The Cutting Line Designs and The Green Pepper.

Cutting Line Designs sewing patterns for women

These patterns feature several simple variations on basic styles, all with a loose fit.

The Green Pepper activewear patterns including an ice skating dress

This company produces activewear patterns, including an ice skating dress and skirted leotard pattern that may be adapted for modest swimwear. McCall Pattern Company is also an online distributor of The Green Pepper patterns.

Akasha pattern titled Mixed Media, a coat with patchwork

Quilting influences abound in these sewing patterns that offer ideas for incorporating patchwork into loose-fitting women's apparel styles.

Marfy Italian High Fashion Paper Patterns

Marfy patterns are recommended for experienced sewers because they do not include cutting layouts, seam allowances, hem allowances or assembly instructions. Select your country at the top of the site to insure the correct currency when purchasing or look for a retailer of Marfy in your home country.

Wild Ginger Software for sewing patterns

For the home patternmaking enthusiast, Wild Ginger offers an economical alternative to digitized patternmaking when compared to industry-level patternmaking software such as OptiTex. Before investing in any software, it would be wise to research all available options. Wild Ginger is one of the least expensive pattern software systems, while OptiTex is considered to be the leading industry system (over Gerber, Lectra and dozens of others) and a good value for production environments.

Screenshot of maxi skirt by Leanne Barlow on her Elle Apparel blog

Leanne Barlow sells several tutorials for creating patterns and sewing custom apparel. Our favorite tutorial is this maxi skirt from knit fabric, designed for both regular and maternity wear. See also the following links for maxi skirt variations: dress it down, dress it up and color pop.

Ellie Inspired classic heirloom children's patterns in toddler and girl sizes up to 12

These pattern collections beginning in toddlers' sizes and ranging up to a girls' size 12 offer heirloom, trendy, smocked, and knit clothing styles in feminine cuts with long skirt options.

Clothkits patterns printed directly on fabric

Based in the UK, this company prints the cutting lines of sewing patterns directly on fabric, eliminating paper patterns. The fabric designs are often customized to the shapes of the patterns to create special effects. Styles are loose-fitting and simple to sew.

Sewaholic independent pattern brand

This independent pattern brand produces around a dozen women's styles, a few of which offer modesty or a basis for modest alterations or layering.

Mom's Patterns vintage sewing patterns, real retro fashion

This is a well-established source for genuine, vintage sewing patterns from the 1940s through the present, curated by a woman who ships orders from her home in Florida. The name Mom's Patterns is a reference to patterns your "mom" would have worn.