A while back I spent an afternoon modeling for Decades of Style, a local reproduction pattern company with some beautiful designs. My favorite of the dresses I tried on was the 1940s New England Dress, immediately above. I love all the buttons. I’ll be making one for myself with a shorter skirt. I haven’t used any of these patterns yet, so I can’t say anything about how easy they are to use, but I will say that the finished dresses are beautiful. You can find them all on the Decades of Style website.