I’ve sewn This particular pattern many times, it’s a Butterick reproduction from the mid-50s. It has a great, tight-fitting bodice, which, as it turns out is the major requirement for drafting Pattern Magic designs.
The fabric is vintage Thai silk that has sat in various stashes for almost fifty years, I sewed it on a 63 year old Featherweight, and obviously used a vintage pattern. Sew Retro indeed!
Lesson learned: Pattern Magic doesn’t have to be that hard AND has some very vintage designs. Give it a whirl.
I have more details on my blog 4-sisters.blogspot.com!
And hmmmm… I have no idea why my pictures are all so small. Oh well!