The February issue of Antiques and Collecting Magazine - has an article called - 'Dress Patterns' - By LouAnn Shoemaker.
Rita from Cemetarian - http://www.cemetarian.com/ - was an important part of this article, providing some background information on the history of patterns. She also provided all but 5 of the great images that you see in the 6 page spread here. I think that it's great that they used so many of the images that Rita scanned and sent to them while the article was being written. It makes it a very eyecatching article, with a great history on patterns.
Pick up a copy of the magazine to read the full informative article - which credits Cemetarian and the Vintage Fashion Guild as well.