Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Demure's Spring 2015 Fashion Show!


I am proud to present Demure's Spring 2015 Fashion Show!

I am so thankful for this opportunity to show you all the designs and item I have been working on for the past few months! If you have any questions feel free to comment or send me an email at: 
Please share this with your friends and family. Have a lovely week!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Design and Garment

The Design

The Dress
Ta-da! I have finished sewing a design today!

It was hard to decide what design for me to make because I wasn't really sure what I wanted, but I really love how this turned out!

This is going to be in my fashion show next Saturday. (I will try to have it filmed so I can post it) Also, If you have any name ideas for this design, let me know!

Have an amazing weekend! 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

From Costumes to Clothes ~ Gwen Stacy

I have admired Gwen Stacey's outfits for the past few years; this character is one of my style icons.

So I thought that I would do a post about her style!
(Remember that with this blog post: I don't agree with the modesty standard of all of the clothing shown, but the alternatives I provide I think are modest.)

First let's start with her hair.

I love the simple elegance of her hair accessories, usually, it is just a hair ribbon or a headband, but sometimes it is a slouchy beanie. (Link to a cute, cheap Beanie on amazon)
In the first movie, Gwen's hair was strait; in the second it is curly. Which one do you like better? If you like the curly style, below is a tutorial that shows how to quickly achieve those lovely curly locks.  

Now, let's look at her outfits! 

Generally, the things that stand out in her outfits are short skirts, knee socks, and a jackets. Sometimes there are variations to her clothing, but they pretty much have the same classic/minimalistic feel.

Here we see her jackets. Wow, I love these things! I think Gwen had a thing for coats. (Like I do for scarves) What is your favorite part of Gwen's wardrobe?

Here are modest clothing items that match Gwen's style!

A Trip Into Town from Modcloth
Admirable Individuality from Modcloth
Navy Lace Skirt from Modestpop

National Cable Knit Socks from Amazon
Black Lace Socks from BocajandCo on Etsy
ABC Lace Trim Socks from Amazon (These ones aren't exactly her look, but I LOVE them)

All Night Blogathon (Raglan Top) from Modcloth
Spacedye Sweater from Maurices 
Polka-dotted Blouse from Modli

Dashing on the Snow from Modcloth
Grey Long Wool from Modli
Academia Ahoy from Modcloth
Larry Levine Double Breasted from Amazon
Melodic Morning from Modcloth

Now if you are like me, you can't afford these items. That's okay! Style doesn't need to be expensive. If you like any of these items, make them, search for them on eBay or find them at a resale/consignment shop (Goodwill, Volunteers of America or my favorite, Plato's Closet)

If you like to sew, below are some tutorials that will help you make your own Gwen Stacy wardrobe:
Tutorial on making a pencil skirt from Marrick's Art
DIY Spring-Summer Jacket from Plan B
Bias Tape Tutorial from Positively Splendid (This is if you want the finished edges look on your jacket the same as the left hand pics above.)
Pinterest is an amazing place to find tutorials.

Have a great week!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


"Look how short that skirt is, I can almost see her butt." "THAT dress is so immodest, I bet that woman has no morals."

These are all comments or thoughts that I'm sure that all of us woman who dress modestly are guilty of.

But why? Why would we think about these negative things about other women?

I think that it might stem from a lot emotions: jealously, curiosity, or even just trying to validate our own reasons for dressing modestly.

I struggle overcoming these thoughts and after learning more about what modesty really is, I have realized how toxic and actually immodest these thoughts are.

But how can these thoughts be immodest? I mean, I am not lusting. 

To answer that we have to look at what modesty is all about.

First, it is about where your heart is.
Second, it is about respecting yourself.
Third, it is about respecting others.

We usually think the third statement is about helping males keep their thoughts pure, but why should we limit ourselves there? God's love has no limits, so why should ours.

Why do we hesitate to open ourselves to respecting those who don't respect themselves? Every person is a beautiful creation of God, and though they might not realize that, we have to treat them as such.

Also, how can we show them the benefits of dressing with dignity if they are constantly judged? I think that we all can understand the weight of an unspoken judgment. Like I hinted at above, I am still a work-in-progress with this issue, but with prayer and self-control I hope to improve myself.

So next time when you see someone dressing in a way that you disagree with, don't undermine them, don't judge them, love them past it! This is what God does for us everyday, so why shouldn't we do the same for them?