I LOVE to sew from retro patterns! Butterick has reissued their Walkaway Dress Pattern from 1952 and it was very easy to make.
Being able to stitch up a dress for your little girl, a costume for your son or a new frock for Easter is a real pleasure. There seems to be a resurgence of sewing afoot and I for one, am SO happy to see this! If you don't know where to begin, but really have a thirst for learning how to sew, check out some of the Craftsy.com classes. They offer many beginner sewing classes online.
You can do it! It might seem a bit intimidating at first but you will get there and in no time, you will be whipping out all sorts of pretty clothes, pillows, curtains...you name it!