1945 Maternity Dress
This maternity dress was constructed from a 1945 McCall sewing pattern to illustrate and compare the evolution of expansion techniques in maternity clothing.
This 1945 McCall sewing pattern was used to construct the dress.
This view of the bodice side front shows the snaps used for expansion, normally hidden by the tie belt.
Snaps are used to adjust the waistline of the dress.
Covered buttons and hand-stitched buttonholes were used for this garment.