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
Bodice Side Front with Belt
Bodice Front with Belt
Bodice Side, Belted
Bodice Side, Unbelted
Skirt Expansion
Skirt Expansion Detail