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3/4 length sleeves

 

Ladies Vest Dress

Our Ladies Vest Dress comes with an attached V-neck vest in the front, short back ties and 3/4 length elastic ruffle sleeves.  It closes in the back with a zipper.  Long sleeves with cuffs and a round collar are also available.  You may choose one or two fabrics for this dress.  We would recommend using fabrics from our collections in order to get two that match nicely.  If you need help, just send us an email. Because of the multiple layers, this dress works well in our regular cottons and poly/cottons.  Please do not order in chambrays, denim, pique, twill, flannel or the heavier fabrics.  Approximate finished length is 50" from top of shoulder to hem.  Now available with a slimming  A-line skirt without gathers at the waist.

Matching Girls Item

Style L56 - $65

Size:

Optional, but helpful in case we have sizing questions:
Your Bust Measurement (in inches):
Your Waist Measurement (in inches):

Fabric Fabric Surcharge: Please select
number following dash in Fabric Choice
Dress Fabric
Vest Fabric

Dress Length: Please select
approximate finished length (std: approx. 50")

Round Collar at neckline... add $4
Hidden Side Pockets... add $3
Long Cuffed Sleeves... add $2
A-line skirt without gathers at waist... no charge
Sending own fabric and notions... deduct $10

 

Optional Pointed Collar

Ruby's Dress

Ruby's Dress is made in a classic modest summer design with short, elbow length hemmed sleeves that attach at the shoulder without gathers.  The neckline is fairly high and  can come plain or with an added pointed or round collar.  The bodice zips in back.  The skirt is long and full and is gathered to the bodice.  Approximate finished length is 50" from top of shoulder to hem.  This is a great everyday work dress.  Now available with a slimming  A-line skirt without gathers at the waist.

Style L55 - $54

Size:

Optional, but helpful in case we have sizing questions:
Your Bust Measurement (in inches):
Your Waist Measurement (in inches):

Fabric Fabric Surcharge: Please select
letter following dash in Fabric Choice

Dress Length: Please select
approximate finished length (std: approx. 50")

Back Ties... add $3
Hidden Side Pockets... add $3
Round collar... add $4
Pointed collar... add $4
A-line skirt without gathers at waist... no charge
Sending own fabric and notions... deduct $10

 

Ava's Dress

Ava's Dress is a little different from all our other designs.  It is fairly straight with just a slight flare in the skirt.  It closes in the back with a zipper and has back ties which bring in the waist for a bit of shape.  The high neckline is round and you can choose from short or long sleeves.  You may also have this made with a scoop neck which easily slips over your head without the need for a zipper.  Approximate finished length from top of shoulder to hem is 50".   

Style L51 - $51

Please choose Bust Measurement:
Your Hip Measurement (in inches):

Fabric Fabric Surcharge: Please select
letter following dash in Fabric Choice

Dress Length: Please select
approximate finished length (std: approx. 50")

Long Sleeves... add $3
Hidden Side Pockets... add $3
Scoop Neck...no charge
Sending own fabric and notions... deduct $10

 

Tabitha's Dress

Tabitha's Dress comes in an easy to wear design with a slightly squared neckline.  There are no buttons or zippers and the dress easily goes over the head.  Short sleeves  are finished with either a simple hem or elastic at the very end.  Long sleeves are finished with a small cuff.  The bodice has small darts in the front and back and sits a little above the natural waist.  This dress fits quite loosely at the waist.  Please add back ties if you'd like to pull it in for a trim fit.  Approximate finished length from top of shoulder to hem is 50".  In the winter this dress is great with a turtleneck.  In the summer, it's quite comfortable and cool.  Please order this dress based on your bust measurement and be sure to give us your waist size in the box below.  Larger sizes are available on the Plus Size page.   Now available with a slimming  A-line skirt without gathers at the waist.

Style L48 - $55

Please choose Bust Measurement:
Your Waist Measurement (in inches):

Fabric Fabric Surcharge: Please select
letter following dash in Fabric Choice

Dress Length: Please select
approximate finished length (std: approx. 50")

Long Cuffed Sleeves... add $3
Short sleeves with Elastic... add $1
Hidden Side Pockets... add $3
Back Ties ... add $3
A-line skirt without gathers at waist... no charge
Sending own fabric and notions... deduct $10

 

Optional long sleeves

Esther's Dress

Esther's Dress is a beautiful design with bodice darts at the waist and a back zipper closing.  For a more formal look, we have dressed it up with a lace collar.  We are enjoying it for everyday wear with a round collar or plain neckline.  This dress comes with either short hemmed sleeves or long sleeves finished with a small cuff.  Back ties are optional.  On most ladies, the bodice will end just a little above the natural waist.  It tends to fit fairly loosely a the waist so please add back ties if you would like to pull it in for a trim fit.  Approximate finished length from top of shoulder to hem is 50".  Please order this dress based on your bust measurement and be sure to give us your waist size in the box below.  Larger sizes are available on the Plus Size page.  Now available with a slimming  A-line skirt without gathers at the waist.

Style L47 - $57

Please choose Bust Measurement:
Your Waist Measurement (in inches):

Fabric Fabric Surcharge: Please select
letter following dash in Fabric Choice

Dress Length: Please select
approximate finished length (std: approx. 50")

Long Cuffed Sleeves... add $3
Hidden Side Pockets... add $3
Back Ties ... add $3
Rounded instead of Lace Collar...add $2
No collar... no charge
A-line skirt without gathers at waist... no charge
Sending own fabric and notions... deduct $10

With long sleeves

 

Eva's Yoke Dress

A modest design for women that is different from anything else on our website.  The gored skirt is full and easy to move in. It is gathered to the bodice with a roomy elastic waist.  The bodice is gathered to a shoulder yoke and the back has an inverted box pleat.  A band collar finishes the neckline.  The sleeves are gathered at the shoulders and the long sleeves are finished with a small cuff.  3/4 length sleeves are finished with a small elastic ruffle. The overall design makes for a very comfortable and modest dress.  It can be worn alone but is also a favorite for pairing with a vest, pinafore or apron.  Approximate finished length from top of shoulder to hem is 50".  Sewn by license from a pattern by "The King's Daughters". 

Style L42 - $66

Size:

Optional, but helpful in case we have sizing questions:
Your Bust Measurement (in inches):
Your Waist Measurement (in inches):

Fabric Fabric Surcharge: Please select
letter following dash in Fabric Choice

Dress Length: Please select
approximate finished length (std: approx. 50")

Hidden Side Pockets... add $3
3/4-Length Ruffle Sleeves... no charge
Sending own fabric and notions... deduct $10

 

With optional long sleeves

Anna's Cape Dress

This cape dress comes with a full front and back cape and a simple, gathered waistline.  It is made specifically for those who want a relaxed, modest fitting cape dress that hangs loosely at the waist.  The back closes with a zipper and an elastic waist can be added for those who prefer it.  Standard sleeves are elbow length and finished with a simple hem but can be made 3/4 length or long.  These are finished with a small ruffle.  We think this dress has a looser fit than Charity's Cape Dress.  Approximate finished length from top of shoulder to hem is 50".  Now available with a slimming  A-line skirt without gathers at the waist.  This will not work if you choose the elastic waist option.

Cape dresses are best made with lightweight fabrics because of the number of layers the zipper must zip up in the back.  Our poly/cottons and regular cottons work best.  If you choose a heavier fabric, you will need to be very careful with the zipper.

Style L41 - $57

Size:

Optional, but helpful in case we have sizing questions:
Your Bust Measurement (in inches):
Your Waist Measurement (in inches):

Fabric Fabric Surcharge: Please select
letter following dash in Fabric Choice

Dress Length: Please select
approximate finished length (std: approx. 50")

3/4 Length Ruffled... add $1
Long Ruffled Sleeves... add $2
Hidden Side Pockets... add $3
Round Collar... add $4
Elastic Waist... add $4
A-line skirt without gathers at waist... no charge
Sending own fabric and notions... deduct $10

With 3/4 length sleeves

Charity's Cape Dress

For many, the cape dress defines what a modest dress should be.  Charity's Cape Dress has a full cape in front and back, a gentle elastic waist and invisible back zipper.  We find that it fits beautifully and drapes quite nicely.  The overall finished look is quite tailored.  The skirt is gently gathered at the waist and very full at the hem.  There are no extra bells and whistles on this dress.  Short sleeves at about elbow length are standard but you may choose 3/4 or long sleeves. This dress is a simple, practical design and reflects the daily dress of many women from conservative churches. 

For those who desire a simple back zipper dress with an elastic waist, we can also make this dress without a cape.  Please see the options below.

Sizing for this dress is based on your bust and waist size.  In order for this dress to fit properly, please measure carefully and use the dropdown menu to choose the appropriate size.  Use the larger size if between sizes.  Because of the width of the skirt, we encourage you to use one of our Tropical Breeze fabrics.  In other fabrics, the skirt will still be full but not quite as wide as the pattern calls for at the hem.  Approximate finished length from top of shoulder to hem is 51". 

Cape dresses are best made with lightweight fabrics because of the number of layers the zipper must zip up in the back.  Our poly/cottons and regular cottons work best.  If you choose a heavier fabric, you will need to be very careful with the zipper.

If you are in need of a maternity or nursing cape dress, please use the "Contact Us" tab near the top of the page.  We know a Mennonite seamstress who makes beautiful dresses and comes highly recommended to us.  We'd be glad to give you her information.

Style L36 - $58

Size:

Optional, but helpful in case we have sizing questions:
Your Bust Measurement (in inches):
Your Waist Measurement (in inches):

Fabric Fabric Surcharge: Please select
letter following dash in Fabric Choice

Dress Length: Please select
approximate finished length (std: approx. 51")

3/4 Length Elastic Ruffle Sleeves... no charge
Long Elastic Ruffle Sleeves... add $1
Hidden Side Pockets... add $3
No cape... subtract $3
Sending own fabric and notions... deduct $10

With pointed collar, short sleeves

With round collar, long sleeves

Ladies Nicole's Dress

A popular style with small tucks at the waist, puffed elbow-length sleeves with narrow cuffs and a long, full skirt. The bodice falls just above the waist on most women.  It can be an everyday dress or a formal, special occasion outfit when made in the right fabric. Try adding a collar or long sleeves for variation. The basic dress comes without a collar (pointed and round collars shown) and short elbow-length sleeves with cuffs. Approximate finished length from top of shoulder to hem is 50".  Now available with a slimming  A-line skirt without gathers at the waist.

Matching Baby/Toddler Item
Matching Girls Item

Style L10 - $55

Size:

Optional, but helpful in case we have sizing questions:
Your Bust Measurement (in inches):
Your Waist Measurement (in inches):

Fabric Fabric Surcharge: Please select
letter following dash in Fabric Choice

Dress Length: Please select
approximate finished length (std: approx. 50")

Back Tie Belt... add $3
Round Collar... add $4
Pointed Collar... add $4
3/4 Length Elastic Ruffle Sleeves... add $1
Long Elastic Ruffle Sleeves... add $2
Hidden Side Pockets... add $3
A-line skirt without gathers at waist... no charge
Sending own fabric and notions... deduct $10

Optional long hemmed sleeves

3/4 length sleeves in corduroy

Victoria's Dress

This is the dress we often make for ourselves.  Similar in design to Nicole's Dress, we remove the puffed sleeves and add sleeves without gathers at the shoulders for a mature look.  There are small tucks at the waist and a long, full skirt.  The bodice falls just above the waist on most women.  You may choose elbow length hemmed sleeves (standard), 3/4 length or long sleeves.  A pointed collar and back ties are included in the price. Approximate finished length from top of shoulder to hem is 50".  Now available with a slimming  A-line skirt without gathers at the waist.

Style L25 - $61

Size:

Optional, but helpful in case we have sizing questions:
Your Bust Measurement (in inches):
Your Waist Measurement (in inches):

Fabric Fabric Surcharge: Please select
letter following dash in Fabric Choice

Dress Length: Please select
approximate finished length (std: approx. 50")

No Back Ties... no charge
Round Collar instead of Pointed Collar... no charge
No Collar... subtract $4
3/4 Length Elastic Ruffle Sleeves... add $1
Long Hemmed Sleeves... add $2
Hidden Side Pockets... add $3
A-line skirt without gathers at waist... no charge
Sending own fabric and notions... deduct $10

Weekday Dress

Another dress appreciated by our customers. It is best described as a shirt-dress with a raised waist, a modified shirt collar and buttons down the bodice. Sleeves are short and the skirt is slightly less full than Nicole's Dress. Both long and short sleeves are straight with only a few tiny tucks at the shoulder. The shoulders are a little wider than most of our other dresses and the fit is quite comfortable.  Removable back ties pull the dress in when desired.  A little different from our other dresses and a very nice style. Approximate finished length from top of shoulder to hem is 50".  Pattern used by permission from "Everyday Dresses" by Taylor Made Designs. Now available with a slimming  A-line skirt without gathers at the waist.

Style L6 - $60

Size:

Optional, but helpful in case we have sizing questions:
Your Bust Measurement (in inches):
Your Waist Measurement (in inches):

Fabric Fabric Surcharge: Please select
letter following dash in Fabric Choice

Dress Length: Please select
approximate finished length (std: approx. 50")

No tie belt... no charge
Long Hemmed Sleeves... add $2
Hidden Side Pockets... add $3
A-line skirt without gathers at waist... no charge
Sending own fabric and notions... deduct $10

With optional long sleeves

Loretta's Dress

A simple design, Loretta's Dress has a waist length bodice, back zipper closure, peter pan collar and comes standard with elbow length short hemmed sleeves.  The skirt is gathered at the waist.  Approximate finished length from top of shoulder to hem is 50".  Now available with a slimming  A-line skirt without gathers at the waist.

Style L37 - $58

Size:

Optional, but helpful in case we have sizing questions:
Your Bust Measurement (in inches):
Your Waist Measurement (in inches):

Fabric Fabric Surcharge: Please select
letter following dash in Fabric Choice

Dress Length: Please select
approximate finished length (std: approx. 50")

Back Tie Belt... add $3
No Collar... subtract $1
3/4 Length Elastic Ruffle Sleeves... add $1
Long Elastic Ruffle Sleeves... add $2
Hidden Side Pockets... add $3
A-line skirt without gathers at waist... no charge
Sending own fabric and notions... deduct $10

In navy Tropical Breeze print

Mary's Dress

Another everyday design with short sleeves (shorter than our other dresses), a scoop neckline and front buttons.  The bodice ends at the natural waist and has darts in the front and back, giving this dress a tailored look.  The sleeves have small gathers at the shoulders but are not "puffy".  The skirt is gathered and full.  This is a great casual dress for a very reasonable price.  Approximate finished length from top of shoulder to hem is 50".  Sewn by permission from a pattern by Primrose Lane. Now available with a slimming  A-line skirt without gathers at the waist.

Matching Girls Item

Style L26 - $55

Size:

Optional, but helpful in case we have sizing questions:
Your Bust Measurement (in inches):
Your Waist Measurement (in inches):

Fabric Fabric Surcharge: Please select
letter following dash in Fabric Choice

Dress Length: Please select
approximate finished length (std: approx. 50")

Back Ties... add $3
Hidden Side Pockets... add $3
A-line skirt without gathers at waist... no charge
Sending own fabric and notions... deduct $10

Short sleeves

Long sleeves.

Pullover Dress

Super simple and quite pretty.  Our pullover dress has a gently scooped neckline and bodice which slips over the head without any need for buttons.  A loose fitting dress, the back ties allow you to pull in the bodice for a better fit.  Long  and short sleeves are straight with only a few tiny tucks and hemmed.  The skirt can be gathered as shown or A-Line without gathers for a trimmer look.  Please see Overall Jumper for a picture of what the A-Line waistline looks like.  The bodice is slightly raised, like our Weekday Dress.  You are welcome to choose two different fabrics.  If so, when you list your fabrics please put the bodice fabric first and the skirt fabric second.  Approximate finished length from top of shoulder to hem is 50".  Pattern used by permission from "Everyday Dresses" by Taylor Made Designs.

Style L13 - $55

Size:

Optional, but helpful in case we have sizing questions:
Your Bust Measurement (in inches):
Your Waist Measurement (in inches):

Fabric Fabric Surcharge: Please select
letter following dash in Fabric Choice

Dress Length: Please select
approximate finished length (std: approx. 50")

No Back Tie Belt... no charge
Long sleeves...$2
A-Line skirt without gathers... no charge
Hidden Side Pockets... add $3
Sending own fabric and notions... deduct $10

 

optional long sleeves

Linda's Shirt Dress

This shirt dress reminds us of a classic jean dress.  It is versatile and comes with many options.  It fits quite loosely for busy days but has back ties to pull in the waist.  Sleeves are either short with a straight hem or long with cuffs. The shirt collar folds back as shown but behind it there is a top button should you wish to button all the way up.  If so, the dress appears to have a simple square collar.  The skirt is gathered to the waist and is full at the hem but smaller at the waist. Because of how loosely this fits, we suggest that you keep the back ties, even if you normally wouldn't order them.  If you want a true "jean dress" look, you may add buttons down the entire front of the dress. We would not recommend this dress for ladies who are a small size 6.  Approximate finished length from top of shoulder to hem is 50".  Now available with a slimming  A-line skirt without gathers at the waist.

Style L31 - $61

Size:

Optional, but helpful in case we have sizing questions:
Your Bust Measurement (in inches):
Your Waist Measurement (in inches):

Fabric Fabric Surcharge: Please select
letter following dash in Fabric Choice

Dress Length: Please select
approximate finished length (std: approx. 50")

No Back Ties
Add Buttons down skirt of dress... add $10
Long Cuffed Sleeves... add $2
Hidden Side Pockets... add $3
A-line skirt without gathers at waist... no charge
Sending own fabric and notions... deduct $10

In small pink check

Joy's Day Dress

A relaxed and youthful dress, Joy's Day Dress is perfect for busy moms or anyone else who gets a lot of work done during daylight hours.  The scoop neck does not come too low but easily slips over your head.  Sleeves are short with a simple hem.  The skirt is gathered to the waist and is cut quite full at the hem but smaller at the waist.  Two patch pockets are sewn to the front skirt, but can be left off if you prefer.  This dress fits quite loosely at the waist and comes with back ties.  We would not recommend this dress for anyone who is a small size 6.  Approximate finished length from top of shoulder to hem is 50".  Now available with a slimming  A-line skirt without gathers at the waist.

Style L32 - $57

Size:

Optional, but helpful in case we have sizing questions:
Your Bust Measurement (in inches):
Your Waist Measurement (in inches):

Fabric Fabric Surcharge: Please select
letter following dash in Fabric Choice

Dress Length: Please select
approximate finished length (std: approx. 50")

No Back Ties
No Pockets... subtract $1
A-line skirt without gathers at waist... no charge
Sending own fabric and notions... deduct $10

Sarah's Dress

A pullover dress with princess seams and a flared skirt.  This dress has a round neckline, short cap sleeves and ties in the back.  It is very similar to our girl's Sarah's Dress and would make nice mother/daughter combinations.  For fall and winter, just add 3/4 length sleeves.   Approximate finished length from top of shoulder to hem is 50".  

Matching Girls Item

Style L29 - $57

Size:

Optional, but helpful in case we have sizing questions:
Your Bust Measurement (in inches):
Your Waist Measurement (in inches):

Fabric Fabric Surcharge: Please select
letter following dash in Fabric Choice

Dress Length: Please select
approximate finished length (std: approx. 50")

3/4-Length Sleeves... add $1
Hidden Side Pockets... add $3
Sending own fabric and notions... deduct $10

 

Checks Dress

Another everyday dress with a unique design.  We have paired solids and plaids with accents to give this dress an interesting look.  Both elbow length and long sleeves have accent cuffs.  The neckline is finished with a pointed collar and the dress closes with a zipper in back.  The bodice ends at a natural waist length.  Please see the Coordinating Fabrics page for help in choosing coordinates.  Approximate finished length from top of shoulder to hem is 50".  Now available with a slimming  A-line skirt without gathers at the waist.

Style L23 - $59

Size:

Optional, but helpful in case we have sizing questions:
Your Bust Measurement (in inches):
Your Waist Measurement (in inches):

Fabric Fabric Surcharge: Please select
number following dash in Fabric Choice
Bodice Fabric
Skirt/Sleeve Fabric

Dress Length: Please select
approximate finished length (std: approx. 50")

Back Tie Belt... add $3
Hidden Side Pockets... add $3
Long Cuffed Sleeves... add $2
A-line skirt without gathers at waist... no charge
Sending own fabric and notions... deduct $10

 

 

Ladies Winter Dress

A cool weather take on Nicole's dress, this dress comes with long, elastic ruffled sleeves that are slightly tapered.  The bodice has small tucks and a slight V neckline.  We especially like it in corduroy, denim or a small floral print in flannel.  Approximate finished length from top of shoulder to hem is 50".  Now available with a slimming  A-line skirt without gathers at the waist.

Style L5 - $57

Size:

Optional, but helpful in case we have sizing questions:
Your Bust Measurement (in inches):
Your Waist Measurement (in inches):

Fabric Fabric Surcharge: Please select
letter following dash in Fabric Choice

Dress Length: Please select
approximate finished length (std: approx. 50")

Back Tie Belt... add $3
Hidden Side Pockets... add $3

A-line skirt without gathers at waist... no charge
Sending own fabric and notions... deduct $10