Vintage Styles of Modest Sewing Patterns

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Patterns of Time Swimming Suit

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

Rusty Zipper Vintage Patterns

From one of the largest online resellers of vintage clothing also comes a collection of over 3,000 women's vintage sewing patterns.

So Vintage Patterns, a large supplier of patterns from western fashion 1900 to the present

This is a large supplier of original patterns from 1900 to 1990. Most of the patterns have never been used and are still factory folded. The sizing runs much smaller than sizing today, so take an accurate bust measurement and order these original vintage patterns based on measurements.

Gehman's Country Fabrics cape dresses, fabric and sewing notions

This company's pattern selection is limited to cape dresses and late 1980s-style dresses with Peter Pan collars, however, the fabric and sewing notions offered are resources for all types of sewing projects.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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