This next pattern is truly a vintage pattern. Simplicity 4218 (vintage patterns wiki dates it as 1958). Single size, already cut, only punch holes for markings. It is a Size 12, so I had to grade it up. This is actually my first attempt at grading a single size pattern. I have a book on grading, as it was something that I had always meant to learn to do, but had not got around to. I dug it out and read enough to get me going.
The bust only needed to be graded up one size, but my hip measurement was sadly 6 inches bigger than the pattern's listed size measurements, so it had to be graded up a few sizes.
I used a lining fabric to test this. Navy lining. I have not sewn anything navy for at least 10 years. I did not have enough to make proper straps.
It doesn't look as bad as I was expecting. The neckline is a lot higher than we are used to. I omitted the side zip and could put it on okay. As an aside, I once went shopping with a friend of mine who is the complete opposite shape to me (long legs, big boobs, no hips) and found that we put on and take off clothing differently. She was always stepping into garments, whilst I was always pulling them over my head.
I did have one more vintage pattern to test, Kwiksew 941 , from 1979. It has a 1920's squarish camisole sort of feel to it. At the moment I am limiting myself to designs with separate bust cups so I will leave this one for now.