Two 1940s Maternity Pinafore Dresses

by Betsys Baby on May 5, 2014 · 4 comments

in 1940s,Dresses,Kids,Vintage Sewing

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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seamsoddlouise May 5, 2014 at 9:10 am

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

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Sarah May 5, 2014 at 1:18 pm

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.

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EmSewCrazy May 5, 2014 at 10:23 pm

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

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Betsys Baby May 7, 2014 at 7:48 am

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

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