A beautifully feminine winter dress with long sleeves and a shawl collar, this pleated midi is very classy, fashionable and modest.
Please carefully look at our make to order size chart to ensure you have the right measurements as we will be making this dress especially for you and we want to ensure it is perfect.MC
Winter dress. Perhaps, a tad bit thin for a winter dress, but under layers, over layers and of course where you live would play a role.
Pockets. There are no pockets. That isn’t much of a surprise. The style is a hard one to put reasonable pockets on without making the dress look odd. They do say that pockets can be added to any of their styles, so…
Sleeve length. One of the most important parts of a cuffed, long, sleeve is making sure that it is long enough to not catch on the forearms. I added an inch to what I thought would be my ideal length and I should have added at least a couple more.
Fabric. It said it is 100% linen. I found a section of the dress that I didn’t mind removing from the dress. (I don’t recommend doing this unless you are knowledgeable about dress construction) and burnt it. It burnt oddly. It also dampens oddly. Now I haven’t washed the dress yet (Scandalous! I know!), so part of me is wondering if it is some sort of waterproof coating. I’m interested in coming back to this topic after the dress has been worn more and washed and I’ve tested some other fabrics from MC.
My seamstresses are paid per piece they work on and so it depends a lot. They have their set price for each of my designs and they also have all my fabric with them. They tell me they are some of the best paid in their area in Vietnam but it still works out a lot cheaper than paying seamstresses in Australia. Unfortunately, if I had my seamstresses locally, my dresses would be hundreds of dollars for the time put into each of them. So, it works out well. Before Covid, I would go to work with my seamstresses in Vietnam from time to time to make sure all the designs were just right. We’ve developed a good friendship over the years. They are so talented!! I don’t make much profit yet as I am still very much growing the business but my goal from the onset has been to help ladies find modest beautiful dresses and so that’s where I get my satisfactionMarie Claire
The Price and Where You Can Get One:
You can get it from Etsy, but it costs $30 more, so… That is where I first ran across it. I recommend buying straight from the store. It doesn’t look like much of a price difference, but the shop is in Australian dollars. Converted this dress cost me around $70, it’s a lot, but not as much as many.
I will be sharing more dresses I’ve found around the internet that are modest. Most of them are more expensive and not made with modesty in mind. Modest Classy is run by a Catholic lady, who clearly cares about many of the same things I do. We disagree on some beliefs, but I love the clothes, I love what how she is making the dresses, and so I thought I should start by sharing this.
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