So, browsing vintage pattern sites, I discovered the Vintage Pattern Lending Library, which is a bit of a misleading name as they do sell repro patterns, not merely lend them. And I immediately slipped into a good, uninterupted forty minutes of oogling over old patterns. I was pretty impressed with the pricing--I often see repro patterns going for over $20 a pop, and these often came in under $15.
In terms of kicky 1940s dresses, what about these numbers?
Under consideration for formal wear:
Or this Vintage Vogue pattern, already in my arsenal? I'm trying to decide if I have the chutzpah to pull off this sylph-like silhouette! But imagining it in a beautiful, drapey silk charmeuse makes me go weak at the knees, so I might have to give it a shot.
Thoughts? Preferences? Suggestions of other vintage patterns and sites I should spend more time perusing before settling on a final selection?