I bought a box of 1950s-60s patterns on eBay with the plan of using one or more for my plaid dress
. Most of the patterns are 32 bust, I'm 34/36. Several others are half sizes (petite). I think I can alter my dress block with good results. Hope you enjoy the pattern pron!
I can't decide whether this is "sexy date night" or flight attendant.
If I run across some winter white dupioni or suiting I might have to make it up, with 3/4 sleeves.
One of my favorite pictures, not sure it would work on me. Maybe wool doubleknit in version 1?
I immediately saw Jacki of Modern Twist
in this dress. She wears vintage so well!
I like view B for myself.
I don't normally like the angled darts of the 60s but I might try this dress, sans bow. Assuming I don't have trouble grading up a size.
The lone 40s pattern of the bunch, with nice button detail down the front.
I'm not sure what I think of this pattern. The a-line skirt is nice...
I really like the tie neckline, though the skirt looks too full for my everyday wear. Bearing in mind that I almost always wear jeans ;)
Simple, straight fit, kimono sleeves, though how flattering is it on women without
Love these pleats! Plus the pattern is proportioned, so theoretically I wouldn't have to fuss with the bodice length (I'm 5'8").
(Am I the only one picturing an infinite line of ever-smaller women?)
I'm considering using this bodice pattern and the pleated skirt above for the plaid dress. Especially if I can match the bodice darts with the skirt pleats.
I have four Mail Order patterns now and really like their flattering lines and architectural feel.
And a couple later patterns that I found at Goodwill. I can see myself wearing these...if I ever get the time and energy to make them!