Modest Sewing Patterns

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Brown Paper Patterns basic silhouettes

The ultimate in basics, these patterns offer very simple designs. From the site, "Brown Paper Patterns are pattern packages that offer simple style and easy construction. Each package contains patterns for five classic garments. . . . A collection of basics for those who enjoy simplicity and easy elegance in the clothes they wear. Enjoy!"

CNT Pattern Co. patterns for hand-dyed batik fabrics

This company's clothing patterns are designed to work well with the hand-dyed rayon and cotton batiks from Bali, Indonesia, that are sold on the fabric section of this site.

Birch Street Patterns with artwear influence

This California-based company produces patterns with crafty, patchwork touches. From the site, "We strive for innovative styles that are comfortable and flattering for a variety of body shapes and sizes."

Folkwear vintage sewing patterns

Folkwear produces vintage patterns inspired by historic fashion trends from cultures around the world. Especially take a look at this Vintage Bathing Costume. Another supplier, Earthguild, stocks the complete line of Folkwear patterns and offers discounts for orders of six or more. View the Dealer Locations to find in-store retailers around the world. From the Earthguild website, "Anything worn or used by anyone from any time may be in the Folkwear library. No one else has ever tried for such breadth and inclusiveness."

Silhouette Patterns

Silhouette Patterns offers classically-styled pattern designs.

Textile Studio Patterns classic, basic designs

Textile Studio Patterns sells a handful of core wardrobe basic patterns with simple, streamlined silhouettes. A new website is currently in development, but as of June 2014 the owner informed us that ordering is fully operative with the older website that is online.

Victoria Jones Collection muumuus

This pattern collection centers around feminine, loose-fitting styles. The pictured style is part of the Muumuus series. A Hawaiian and Resort series is also offered.

Brensan Studios Wearable Art and Quilt Patterns

Seamstresses with quilting experience or who enjoy using printed quilting cottons for sewing clothing will enjoy these wearable art pattern designs.

Jalie Patterns figure skating dresses for swimwear

Adapt a Jalie figure skating or gymnastics skirted leotard pattern for making a modest swimsuit.

Harper House Vintage Patterns

The provided link leads directly to the Victorian Era section of this company's vintage pattern collections. The dress pictured is actually a Laughing Moon Mercantile original, one of several designs that could be adapted for a wedding dress. To view all the period collections, visit the Harper House Home Page.

Past Patterns Vintage Wedding Gown Patterns

While the focus of the Fashion Belle site is not historically correct costuming for re-enactors, we have chosen to include links to a few sites like Past Patterns that serve that market. Some of these patterns can be adapted for modern use, such as these vintage wedding gown patterns. If you enjoy vintage styles, browse the full collections by era.

Past Patterns Bathing Suit Circa 1922

This pattern offers yet another creative idea for a modest swimming outfit.

Marmee Dear and Company Patterns in classic styles

Named after affectionate address the daughters gave their mother in the novel Little Women, Marmee Dear offers a small yet exclusive collection of original patterns. The Marmee Dear website also offers several other pattern brands.

Park Bench Patterns with artwear influence

Use your imagination and pretty fabrics to sew with these art wear patterns which have only sketches rather than real photos of the finished product to guide dressmakers. Most of these styles are intended to fit loosely.

Great Copy Patterns classic styles

This company produces designs they call "patterns for classic women," with styling reminiscent of the early 1990s. A few of the basic silhouettes would still apply to modern use.

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