Simplicity 4004 offers maternity comfort with 50s chic! 'A practical fashion for ladies-in-waiting' says the description of this vintage 1950s maternity skirt pattern, but along with practicality, this adjustable skirt pattern also offers retro style for the mama-to-be: Made in a choice of long or below-knee lengths, the skirt is adjustable through a slit center front, a front-tie waistband or a two-section waistband with adjustable button closings. The gently A-line skirt may be made with top-stitch trim and a lower edge back pleat.
Printed in 1952, the envelope has creasing, edge wear and tearing at the bottom right corner. The shorter-length skirt pieces are cut while the longer are uncut, and the pattern is complete, including instructions. Measurements are given as:
Finished length: skirt 1, 42 1/2"; skirt 2 or 3, 30 1/2"
Width at lower edge: skirt 1, 53 1/2"; skirt 2, 49"; skirt 3, 55 1/2"
Why lose your retro chic to frumpy modern-day maternity wear? Keep it cool with Simplicity 4004!
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