|I hate to trace patterns. Hate it. Hate it. Hate it. I don't trace any of the big 4, because they're usually so cheap. I'm a new sewest, so most patterns I only make once, then they go back into the envelope to collect dust. However, i'm finding once in a while I come accross a pattern that I really like. For example, a basic cami or t-shirt. Not only are simple patterns great for expierence, they're good wardrobe builders.
I still hate to trace...heh...
Anyway, if I come accross a big 4 pattern that i'm going to make a million times, after I cut it, I iron on some fuseable interfacing. It certainly makes the cheap tissue stronger, and keeps me from tracing. Grr..tracing!