First, I feel the need for a new basic black skirt. My past favourite is looking a little tired and faded, being a few years old and worn to death in all seasons. As it was only a high-street cheapy (and possibly a hand-me-down) I have no hesitations in picking it apart to make a pattern for a future re-make. My new skirt shall be a 50s inspired self drafted number, with 6 gores, side-seam pockets and hitting just below the knee. I plan to make it with a fancy high waistband, something like this:
Skirt with scalloped waistband, circa 1950
Next up is a new pattern PDF, purchased from La Prairie Lady on Etsy who has various 50s top patterns in this form. I love the tie-waist detail on this halter, though if I were to tackle the embroidery too it might not be finished until next summer.
In an ideal world, I would love one of these from Pinup Couture:
The 'Doris' top in white
This stlye neckline is something I've found to very very flattering on my figure in the past, and this double-collared version is that bit more unusual. I will likely make something similar, although with a shorter sleeve with a turned-back peaked cuff.
A quick dig through my pattern stash may shed light on some others as I go, but this is a good enough start for now I think. Next step: choose fabrics for these three!