Look at the posture of the woman on the left - perfect!
And how impossibly slim is the woman on the right - but oh how glamorous!!!
But I have a bone to pick with you 1950s Pattern Illustrators - YOU LIE!!! Don't get me wrong, I understand that these clothes won't instantly make me thinner, taller, and more glamorous, but I expect that the piece of clothing I make from the pattern you illustrated will at least look like the picture you drew!
Here is my case in point. Just recently I decided to make a few blouses from a very simple 1950s pattern I had - this one:
I made View 1 (the bottom two illustrations). Now you would think that from the illustration I would have a blouse with an elegantly low, sweeping neckline... NO! To get the low sweeping neckline I had to cut it two inches lower AND make a new facing. Now I wouldn't be so irritated if I hadn't already cut out the blouse four times from four different fabrics...sigh! Not difficult to fix, but annoying.
Apart from this issue, the pattern makes a really lovely, simple and easy to make blouse:
See look how adorable this blouse is! It was worth all the annoyance.
The low sweeping back is as per the pattern envelope - they just got the front wrong
(By the way, how cute does my butt look in these Bernie Dexter jeans!)
I have now made this blouse in cute apple fabric, as above (which I adore), a dark aqua and white polka dot fabric (which you havent seen yet but you will), lovely lilac fabric, and boring-but-useful black fabric. And whilst sewing the same thing a few times is useful, its oh so boring - so bring on the next challenge I say!!!