Someone please explain to me what the deal is!
I have begun in the last year to sew from vintage 50's-early 70's patterns (skirts, shirts, dresses, coats, etc..), and I have found that hands down, they fit better than modern patterns. Mind you, I have a weird body (don't we all?): I'm short, have a short torso, long legs, thicker waist (comparatively), narrow hips, lack a bum of any consequence, have broad shoulders, narrow chest, and DD boobs. Yet, I wrangle less with old patterns. It's fantastic, yet inexplicable to me. I can even make a fitted dress, which I could *never* do with modern patterns (at least the ones I'd tried). So, my question is has there been a marked change in pattern drafting over the last 30 years or so?
I know some of you must have researched the pattern industry...if not I have a new quest! Maybe this is all fluke. Who knows.