Why use Pattern Magazines? I grew up learning to sew clothes using Burda World of Fashion magazine, because that is what my mom used. I wasn't fearful of the magazine like many people I have since read.
Sewing Patterns on the Cheap: Burda & Ottobre Patterns
Tracing Burda patterns, vintage patterns and multi-size patterns the EASY way - by So Sew Easy. Add a seam allowance and trace all in one step. I need the Clover Double Tracing Wheel for my Ottobre patterns!
Use freezer paper to trace patterns. If you iron it on to your fabric it will lightly adhere allowing yout o cut out the fabric without it moving around. Euro-style Ottobre sew-along: Tracing Ottobre patterns - Sew McCool