My favourite vintage is definitely 50s style; swinging skirts and nipped-in waists. This is a reproduction pattern Butterick 6018 which was new this season.
It wasn’t an easy pattern, quite a lot of bulk in places, but this would be minimised by a finer fabric (this was a synthetic crepe, but in my absolutely favourite duck egg blue). I am generally happy with this dress, although I think it could be more fitted around the waist. I cut a size 14 graded to a 16 at the bust. More details on my blog (http://magscreativemeanderings.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/butterick-6018-and-happy-july.html)