Wednesday, November 5, 2014

I just found a few sites that have tutorials for making dresses more modest.  That is one of the things that I try to do here on my blog.  (post about the ways I alter things to make them more modest.

In the past year I've been too busy to make my own tutorials.  so finding others peoples tutorials/patterns that I can use has been really helpful.

Here is the pattern I've been using to add sleeves to my dresses.  As long as I have enough extra fabric to cut off the bottom of the dress or a matching sash that i don't need, I can add a sleeve to any dress with an arm hole that is not to large.
Here are some of my favorites.

This website ( offers some great ideas.  Some of them are geared more towards prom than temple worthy dresses.  But I think they are all good tips that I want to keep in my sewing box. I even liked some of their ideas for altering less formal dresses.

  • They suggest Simplicity pattern #5097 for adding a simple sleeve/shoulder to a strapless gown.
  • They change a dress that is too open on the neckline to a drapy gathered v-neck by shortening the dress and adding the fabric to the top.  It looks so cute!

Or this website feathers flights where she has a series of "making it modest tutorials.  She:

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