As an avid watcher of Project Runway, I really wish I could sew. I can't. Really, not a stitch, and I have tried. But I love looking at old patterns. The style of the dress, what we are still wearing today, everything about them. I just listed some new ones in my Etsy store, click on the link at the right to get there.
Wrap Dress Pattern. Make as a Maxi or as a Street Length Dress.
I would so make this Vintage Pattern if I could. I love cocktail dresses. This is the perfect black dress.