Lydia of Purple

Custom Dresses / Patterns for Homeschooling Ladies, & children that homeschool.


        Some places say "they do custom sewing" but only use a standard stock pattern cut. We call that manufacturing several at a time which does keep costs down but many times yields a poor fit.  We actually make a pattern, JUST FOR YOU, and keep it on file for one year from your last order. That's CUSTOM Sewing. Don't be fooled by poor fitting imitations.

CUSTOM Sewing entails "making a CUSTOM PATTERN" which takes a lot of TIME. We have found that some people perhaps do not require our CUSTOM FITTED Garments or would prefer to save the extra cost involved. Therefore now we also offer "Standard Cut Prices" as well which limit any changes to 1" from our Standard Size Charts in our catalog. For a full explanation of the difference in our Custom Fitted Pricing and our Standard Cut Pricing click here. 


Click here to understand our size charts. Example from our dresses offered on Dresses page 2.



                                                   LORI - "laurel leaves"

 Dress has button front, gathered front yoke, gathered elastic waist, in seam pocket, long or elbow length sleeves with one button cuff.  Optional collar or none. Cape is also optional.
Available in Sizes 4 to 24.

Std. Cut Size Price $19.75 + notions 8 - 1/2 " buttons, 1/2 yard interfacing, 1 large spool of thread
You purchase fabric either way. 
CUSTOM FITTED Dress  $39.75
Fabric needed:    
Sizes     4 to 12   4 yards
Sizes   14 to 20   5 yards
Sizes   22 to 24   6 yards
Cape option add 1/2 yard    
Contrasting collar and cuffs add 1/2 yard
Optional Tie add 3/4 yard



If you have a SPECIAL PATTERN or found one that you would like made, send it to us and we'll give you a price quote. Or send several patterns designing your own "one of a kind" CUSTOM ORIGINAL

For EXAMPLE: take this sleeve from one pattern, a collar off another, we will put these on whichever dress pattern you select for the bodice (body of the dress) and you have designed your own SPECIAL LOOK. We are your CUSTOM SEAMSTRESS not a manufacturess or a jobber with a lot of employees just putting in their time, so they can relax at home.

Our truly custom sewing in combination with the fabric of your dreams in the color that enhances your natural God given beauty, you can radiate God's creation framing your reflection of God's only Son and that LOVE only HE our Saviour can give. Read Choosing Your Own Fabric so pick out your own fabric locally and send it to us.

We want to be a good representative for our Saviour as we may be the only Gospel some people will ever read. 

All patterns sent in become the property of Lydia of Purple. Yes, we will sew patterns supplied to us (but they must be modest). We do not return patterns or fabric remnants sent to us but we do keep your pattern on file for one year from your last purchase off it. Be sure to update your size measurements when needed.

The Crew at

Lydia of Purple

Click on your selection below:

Cape Dresses for Ladies Dresses page 1

More Dresses with (optional) Capes  Dresses page 2

Dresses without Capes  Dresses page 3

More Dresses without Capes Dresses page 4

Dresses for Infants to (size 14) Girls

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