I just stumbled across a goldmine! I feel like a kid in a candystore. Burdastyle.com has FREE, copyright-free, downloadable patterns. 256 of them!
Check them out at burdastyle.com. This link will take you directly to the free downloadable patterns. They have everything from petticoats and other unmentionables to kids coats, womens skirts and halloween costumes. When you're done there be sure to check out their projects and their blog. What a great site, I really love it.