1942 Maternity Dress  

This maternity dress was constructed from a rare 1942 Vogue pattern from my personal collection, to illustrate and test the evolution of expansion techniques used in mid-twentieth-century maternity clothing.

It features a separate bodice and skirt.  The bodice has "let-out" tucks that can be picked out if necessary.  The skirt features adjustable suspender straps and a cut-out for the baby bump to allow it to maintain a slim silhouette through the legs.

1942 Vogue Pattern
Side Front
Side, Pregnant
Side
Skirt
Skirt
Skirt Detail