A good friend pointed me at this site this morning: http://www.patternrescue.com/ They accept sewing patterns from any era, in any condition; they restore them and sell them on to people looking for them. Partial patterns (even just the instructions or envelope) are welcome; some folks just need a collar piece.
bucilla has became the leader in sewing for people!
They have great resources on sewing and all their kits come with instructions. That is how I picked up the art of sewing christmas stocking kits.
Christmas stocking kits, although they come with directions, sometimes the bucilla kits can be a pain because there are a lot of tiny little parts. You have to have sewing down pretty good to master these kits but you do not have to be an expert.