I have found a pattern I love! From 1948 - now trying to get it shipped over and once I have permission i will post a picture.
I have found out some interesting information re sizes. I was looking for a size 8 or 10 BUT those sizes didn't exsist it seems. A size 16 in the 1940s came in at 34" bust, 28" waist, 37" hip or size 18 (36" bust, 30" waist, 39" hip)...compare this to a size UK 10 now : bust 34inch, 26 waist and 36hip.
Shapes certainly have changed over the years
First lesson learnt in the vintage world!