Modest Sewing Patterns

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Kayla Kennington Pattern Collection, contemporary artwear

Fabric collage techniques with oriental influence are found in a collection of seven patterns from this designer. The patterns are simple to sew and do not have facings, darts or zippers, only ties for closure and shaping. A unique, full-cut, modest pant pattern within the collection is titled Perennial Pant.

L.J. Designs sewing patterns that flatter a mature figure

Three collections of streamlined designs with from this pattern supplier provide forgiving lines that flatter figures of both the "young and young at heart," as the company says on its site.

Tutorial on how to make a satin stole to add coverage to shoulders

Stoles are useful for adding shoulder coverage to formal dresses. A friend offered the following advice. "Obviously, they used much heavier satin than what I have, because mine are floppy! They said '2 yards' then 'cut 80 inches,' but only 72 inches is possible in 2 yards. At least it didn't take too long, 60 minutes each."

Loes Hinse Designs classic women's clothing patterns

A sole patternmaker, Loes Hinse herself, maintains an archive of several classic women's clothing patterns she has created over the years. New patterns for this collection are being distributed through the pattern section of Casual Elegance Fabrics.

Draft Your Own Culotte Pattern

Angela Trenholm has made available a download and instructions for creating your own culotte pattern with center front and back box pleat.

Burda Style sewing pattern downloads

Burda Style is a website that includes many interactive, social features centered around sewing patterns from Burda. Some of the patterns are offered for free, and all of the patterns on the site are downloads. Visitors are welcome to upload their own original patterns, comment or ask for help. For those who prefer printed patterns to be ordered by mail, see the Burda Collection at SewingPatterns.com.

Modest Handmaidens pattern catalog

This online store stocks a significant collection of exclusively modest patterns from independent brands, including several patterns that you may not be able to find anywhere else. Most of the styles are classic in design.

Indygo Junction

Find modern, loose-fitting clothing patterns with retro inspiration from this crafting company. Included in the pattern collection is an Artisan Pant which flares like a gaucho and girls' clothing patterns including a Flouncy Pant for girls that is full enough to look like culottes. McCall Pattern Company is also an online distributor of the majority of this pattern collection.

Homestead Blessings - The Art of Sewing DVD tutorials

Scroll down the page to find The Art of Sewing DVD, a video tutorial providing basic instruction for cutting out and assembling a garment to advanced sewing tips and ideas.

Petite Plus Patterns

Designed for women 5'4" or under in sizes 14 to 24, this brand provides patterns with classic silhouettes.

Originals by Kay Ballgowns for adaptation into modest wedding dresses with vintage inspiration

Kay Gnagey was commissioned by Simplicity Pattern Company to make several Civil War era reproduction ballgowns. These patterns are available from Kay's site and may be used to create modest wedding dresses.

Fig Leaf Patterns Day Dress

This pattern is available in two size sets, Sizes 8 to 18, which is the primary link listed here, or in Plus Sizes 18 to 28. See the Size Chart for measurements. This pattern could be used for a wedding dress. The Peachtree Mercantile Day Dress, also reviewed in our sewing patterns category, is sold from the same company, so be sure to order the patterns together if you want both styles.

Peachtree Mercantile Day Dress that may be used to create a vintage wedding dress

This pattern is available in two size sets, Sizes 8 to 18, which is the primary link listed here, or in Plus Sizes 18 to 28. Be sure to order your correct size. See the Size Chart for measurements. This pattern could be used for a wedding dress. The Fig Leaf Patterns Day Dress, also reviewed in our sewing patterns category, is sold from the same company, so be sure to order the patterns together if you want both styles.

Patterns of Time Swimming Suit

Make your own historic swimming outfit with these patterns. Search for "swimming" on the site, or follow these links:

Dana Marie Design Co. loose-fitting styles with unique craft detailing

These loose-fitting designs provide inspiration for crafters who enjoy adding unique details to garments.

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