Recently Threads magazine did an issue highlighting vintage patterns and not one but two VFG members were a part of the August/September 2007 Number 132 issue!
VFG member Alexandra Reynolds aka evadress is credited with the "Working With Vintage Patterns" article. The piece explores the "stunning Butterick Starred Pattern 5156, A Katharine Hepburn Frock, designed in 1933. This design was modeled after an actual garment worn by Katharine Hepburn in the film Christopher Strong."
After reading Alexandra's article be sure to check out "More on Rejuvenating Vintage Garments" featuring a handy checklist, courtesy of VFG Member Melody Fortier, TangerineBoutique.com, for evaluating a garment's condition.