Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My Modest Fashion Collection

This was an activity that I did in May, Just as the weather was getting warmer to remind the girls to dress modestly, but really it can be done any time of year. For this activity, download My Modest Fashion Collection file via Google Docs:
My Modest Fashion Collection

Materials Needed for Activity:
  1. A copy of “My Modest Fashion Collection” for each girl (4 Pages total)
  2. Tracing Paper
  3. Scissors
  4. Crayons, pens
  5. Yarn
  6. Scrap Fabric, ribbon, buttons
  7. Glue
  8. Wiggly Eyes (optional)

First, read through the first page of the Modest Fashion Collection with the girls. I had the girls take turns reading each paragraph. We discussed big words and concepts to make sure that the girls understood modesty. I also had the girls highlight key words that they should incorporate into their fashion designs.

Next, start designing modest outfits! The Collection has 3 different looks: Swimming Suit, Casual wear and Sunday best.

The tracing paper allows the girls to draw outfits on top of the paper “models,” and then use them as patterns for cutting their fabric. They used small pieces of ribbon to create accessories like belts.
  • We used yarn to create fun hairstyles. My girls were so creative and came up with pony tails and braids!
  • Use glue to adhere the outfits and hair to the models. I used Aleeene's Orginal All-Purpose Tacky Glue
  • Many of the girls used crayons to color the skin and give their paper models faces.
Suggestion: Remind the girls where the knees are; my girls seemed to overlook that detail on the paper models.

Note: This activity actually took a bit longer than I expected. The girls were only able to finish 1 or two outfits. I sent my girls home with extra fabric scaps to finish their outfits.


  1. Hi Wendy, thanks so much for this amazing idea. I just got called to Act. Days last week and I've been looking and thinking about what to do for my first official activity. This is sooo what I'm doing. I truly appreciate your help. What a great blog you have. Thanks for your time and for sharing. Visit my blog: hotpinkpansy.com - if you need help with any handouts, ideas, etc. email me at hotpinkpansy (at) gmail (dot)com

  2. So glad you like the post! I just visited your blog and it's AMAZING! You're so talented! I love your folded shirt idea... we're writing letters to our Ward's Missionaries next week and I think it will add an exciting touch to our activity!

  3. loved your idea!!! Made a cupcake cake the shape of a dress to go along with it!! What fun!!! I'd love to send you a picture of it if your interested :) bonz@twcomputers.net

  4. Thank you! I am using this tonight :)

  5. We used the paper dolls at our mommy daughter dinner. We focused on modesty and the girls absolutely loved designing their own fashions! Thanks for the great idea!!

  6. My girls LOVED this. We did 2 activities. At the first one we were the fashion designers to make modest clothing. At the second activity we had the fashion show. The girls even walked the stage with their paper doll models. We had an awesome time.

  7. What a darling idea. I just got put into Activity Days and I am excited about stumbling onto your blog. I look forward to looking at more of your ideas.

  8. Thanks for sharing and making my life a little easier! I am going to do this with my girls tomorrow for our activity.

  9. Thank you so much for saving my day. Sadly I was unprepared today and you saved me thank you thank you!!!!! I love this idea!

  10. Wendy, How can I get the link to print the dolls for the modesty?

    1. It's in the blog entry. Here's the direct link:


  11. This activity saved me!!! My girls loved the activity, I just wished we had more than an hour to decorate the dolls. Please keep posting ideas!!

    Thanks a million!!!

  12. Wendy,

    I want to thank you for doing this blog. I work full-time in a very demanding job and your blog saves me every time. This activity was so much fun the girls just loved it so much!!!!
    Also your blog takes a long time to load, just thought I would let you know

  13. Thank you for sharing this! I'm excited to use this with my girls today.