I am so in love with vintage pattern re-issues from Vintage Vogue, Retro Butterick, Simplicity, Burda and the McCall Archive Collection. Not to mention retro inspired and vintage pattern based designs from indie pattern companies like: Folkwear, Reconstructing History, Wearing History, Blue Ginger Doll, and Sew Chic. For curvy sewists like us, these vintage re-issues and retro inspired patterns are a godsend as a lot of them come in plus sizes or are easily graded up, unlike their vintage counterparts. The instructions and pattern pieces are also geared more towards modern sewists so that they’re easier to decipher and allow you to create the retro garment of your dreams that actually fits you!
These are some of my favorite retro dresses that I’ve made: