Two 1940s Maternity Pinafore Dresses

I’ve sewn up two versions of 1940s Simplicity 4635 maternity dress, and I am in love with them. Ruffles, pockets, a shaped neckline on one, and supposedly a dress to wear during and after pregnancy. It doesn’t get any better than that.

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A wife, a homeschooling mom, a Christian, and lover of things vintage, antiques, and sewing.

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  • Fab, not seen vintage maternity before. Be interesting to repost after pregnancy to see the dress before and after bump!

  • Thanks! I’m going to try them out, but can’t promise they’ll get much wear afterwards as they have no access for breastfeeding, lol. We’ll see if it matches the picture on the envelope. I think it’s more of an adventure sewing up vintage maternity clothes, because the pictures on the envelopes are of women who don’t look remotely pregnant so you don’t know how they’ll actually look on a baby bump.

  • Neat to see the maternity patterns sewn up! Thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks. I think vintage maternity clothes are much more comfortable and practical that much modern maternity clothing.


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