I've been looking around for a while for a good (and affordable) 40's skirt, but to no avail. The only nice one I could afford was too small. (My 27 inch waist is never going to be 24 inches!) So, etsy to the rescue. This arrived yesterday.
It's from England, and must have been made during the war, as there's a strict reminder about fabric restrictions on the back!
The pattern pieces are real paper too, not the fragile tissue I was expecting.
Now to find the right fabric...