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Simplicity 4635

Added Jun 8, 2015

by aluckmann

Minneapolis, Uni...

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Description

This is a dress I made from a vintage maternity pattern (Simplicity 4635). Some of these pictures actually make the dress look a bit more flattering than the way it looks in real life. Maternity clothing from the 40’s was so different than it is today. The very first thing I noticed when sewing this up, is that the sash hits at the natural waist (which is something that completely disappears during pregnancy). All of the modern maternity dresses that I have are empire waist – nothing hits at my natural waist. Also, most maternity dresses today are made from knit fabrics rather than woven. This dress of course uses a woven fabric (in a vintage reproduction print).

I wore this dress to a 1940’s themed swing dance event. You can read more on my blog.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Maternity
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Jun 13, 2015, 12.56 PMby nrobson

    Pretty! I’m a forties fan too X

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      Jun 15, 2015, 07.25 PMby aluckmann

      Thanks! Yes, the forties was a fabulous decade for style. Would love to see more people dressing that way.

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    Jun 12, 2015, 12.16 AMby izbott

    It’s very summery!

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      Jun 12, 2015, 12.04 PMby aluckmann

      Yes, this style of dress in a light weight cotton works perfect for summer. I’d like to make a non-maternity version in the future.

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