Fortunately I have just stumbled upon the Blueprints of Fashion: Home Sewing Patterns of the 1950s over at dear old Amazon for the bargain price of $29.95 ...so now I can add to my vintage pattern obsession with an encyclopedic knowlegde of the evolution of 1950's pattern making
Speaking of 1950's style frocks...
Our latest edition to the Rescued by Bowerbird range is a combo of a 1950's dress pattern deconstructed from a (rather ghastly) 1980's disco frock. See I told you the 50's rule!
"Before" shot ...1980's
Rescued by Bowerbird Dress, the final product