People were much smaller in "vintage" times. I was smaller in "vintage" times!....
What I mean is, using vintage patterns to wear today can be difficult. Many patterns just don't give sizes or even gauges. So what do we do? Back to the good old swatch to help determine how to proceed.
Here is a great web page with some info on sizes and measurements and another with free patterns, etc.
Hope everyone is keeping cool and has a great weekend!