Newest Modest Sewing Pattern Reviews

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Sure-Fit Designs

Full size, graded master patterns are provided with instructions for altering fit to personal dimensions and for creating new designs. Because of the advanced work required, these patterns may interest someone who is prepared to spend a moderate amount of time making adjustments to achieve the desired fit and styling.

Laughing Moon Mercantile period sewing patterns

This family-owned vintage pattern company produces several styles that might be of interest for modest wedding dress designs.

Digital software for sewing patterns for modest kosher women's and girls' clothing

Kosher Patterns is a division of Jewish clothing supplier Modest Anytime. Choose between completed digital patterns or the My Sloper software with a free trial version for creating new patterns. Some of the women's patterns extend into 3XL, and custom-sewn versions of patterns are offered from Modest Anytime. Online shopping is unavailable on Saturdays, as is common among Jewish companies that observe the Sabbath.

Tru-Fit Patterns and Lutterloh System

Tru-Fit is the North American branch of what is known in Europe as Lutterloh System, a pattern drafting supplier founded in Germany in the 1930s. Beware that Tru-Fit has a recent record of failure to ship Internet purchases according to complaints in online forums. The author of this review attended a Tru-Fit presentation in the mid-2000s and inherited a set of products from family but feels that this system pushes overpriced sets of drafting supplies and design templates that require extensive work to turn into well-fitting patterns. Fans of the method exist, but most aspiring patternmakers find that their money and time is more successfully spent drafting patterns from scratch with the aid of a textbook or purchasing prepared patterns and altering them as desired.

Edelweiss Patterns inspired by the Sound of Music 1965 movie

Lovers of the 1965 movie Sound of Music will enjoy these sewing patterns for copying the main female characters' wardrobes. Also find a tutorial on using stretch lace to raise the necklines of tops under modesty solutions.

Colette vintage style sewing patterns with a modern touch

Though it will take work to alter most of these patterns for modesty, Colette excels in offering in-depth sewing instructions with each pattern. The styles tend to be a modern take on 1950s vintage fashion.

Sew Liberated modern sewing pattern styles for women

Only a few of the women's styles offered would be considered modest, but alterations would be easy for the remainder of the styles, and all of them are refreshingly modern to fit with the company's tagline, "Delightful patterns to kindle creativity."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cutting Line Designs sewing patterns for women

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

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.

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.

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.