I’ve gone through many patterns and I find it fun. You can watch fashion change over time on the pictures of those patterns. And, if you like history and have a good knowledge of history, it is interesting to see correlations in fashion.
When I go through patterns, I can see the different companies competing with each other; similar patterns, just a tad different so as not to be exactly the same. Then, as now, if you catch them you can obtain a less expensive version and I will show you some of the ones I’ve caught.