I came across a couple of retro styles, but in most cases it is rather the material which I don't like, the cut or sometimes even the presentation (sorry I am a visual person and when the colours and pattern of the dress don't suit with your sailor tattoo I have my doubt in your styling skills)...
|images of sewing patterns by Vintage Vogue and Butterick Retro|
Then I read that most women in the 50s were actually sewing their dresses themselves and that even famous French designer, like Lanvin and Christian Laxroix, have made sewing patterns. So I got the idea I could actually start my own project pin-up dress once I can decide for the pattern.
|Alexander Henry fabrics|
I also found some great fabrics from Henry Alexander and Michael Miller.
|dots by Michael Miller|
For first sketches look on my Facebook site!