In your Quest to shop for Sewing Patterns Always ask if the pattern is Original or a Copy.
Ask If the Pattern has been Cut check to see if the pattern is still available in the size you are looking for because some are in Multiple sizes and the size may be cut off.
The Seller Should be Happy to share any information on the patterns details with you.
Ask if you can take the time to look through their store if they have one, and if they will Gladly combine shipping for you.
There are many wonderful Vintage patterns available and great fun retro looks
Sometimes when a trend is coming out you will find what you want on Ebay before they are shown in a Brick and Mortar store Right now the Culottes and wide leg pants are sought after for that Retro Gaucho look and the Skinny pants are back so watch for patterns with the tapered Legs to get that look.
Some of the Key words for shopping for patterns are
Tween [pre teen] Toddler [up to size 6 ] Junior [half sizes ] Women [mature and plus size] Course after i close this i will think of others instead of drawing a blank.
Other fun Keywords are Boho - Folklore- Gothic- European- Asian -Exotic- Evening- Retro -Mod- Western- Ethnic and so many others.
I am not an expert Just a Lover of wonderful vintage patterns and I spend 12-15 hours a day listing and reading the back of great patterns and learning from others
Hope this Helps a little and never quit learning and when it doubt SEARCH