Traditional Styles of Modest Sewing Patterns

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Sewing Patterns directory website for many pattern brands

The mega-retailer of sewing patterns online, SewingPatterns.com sells most pattern brands, including independent ones, often with promotional sales. This site is quick to navigate, though links are not always updated, and many of the featured brands offer a larger selection of patterns on their home sites than are available through SewingPatterns.com. However, a few brands use this site as their exclusive online pattern outlet for North America.

Common Sense Patterns

This company offers a mixture of classic styles that are still worn today along with some vintage 1980s and 1990s styles. Several special pattern options make this collection worth a look, like a culotte jumper, simple silhouettes with tie-back waistlines, and an extended plus size range and nursing clothing patterns.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Petite Plus Patterns

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

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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