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.  

McCall 6332

This 1945 McCall sewing pattern was used to construct the dress.

Front View
Neckline Detail
Bodice Side Front

This view of the bodice side front shows the snaps used for expansion, normally hidden by the tie belt.

Snap Detail

Snaps are used to adjust the waistline of the dress.

Bodice Front
Back
Button Detail

Covered buttons and hand-stitched buttonholes were used for this garment.

Side Front, Pregnant
Side Front Bodice
Side Back
Side