NEVER cut your patterns...always use thin interfacing to trace them off the original. This method uses freezer paper to trace the pattern and then u IRON IT ONTO YOUR FABRIC and cut the fabric piece. Freezer paper just peels right off and is...get this...REUSABLE!!!
Maid-en Anachronism: Viking Underdress. From my view point, this pattern can save on fabric, but I would juxtapose the front and back side pieces if one side os cut on the bias to add fullness. This way you won't have and stretch to your seams. May have to try this one for fit, esp through the torso. Not sure what era this is from. But definately, rectangle construction method.
Make Your Own Clothes: How to Make a Pattern - Thanks to @stitchscientist we have this amazing article on how to make your own pattern. Read up on this amazing skill and create clothes that fit your body type.