1939 Maternity Dress 

This maternity blouse and skirt, made of cotton with a cotton pique collar and silk ribbon accent, were constructed from a 1939 Simplicity sewing pattern to illustrate and test the evolution of expansion techniques used in mid-twentieth-century maternity clothing.

1939 Simplicity Pattern
Side View, Unbelted
Back
Bodice Side Front with Belt
Bodice Front with Belt
Bodice Side, Belted
Bodice Side, Unbelted
Front
Skirt
Skirt Expansion
Skirt Expansion Detail