I actually enjoy tracing my Burda magazine patterns. It's interesting to see the shapes and how they fit together. But then there is the tedious adding of the seam allowance to all the pieces. I had to find a quick and painless way to do this dreaded chore!
First I trace the patterns using sturdy tracing paper that is really easy to see through.
Then I place the traced patterns face down on a large sheet of transfer paper (dressmaker carbon) and use the double tracing wheel to mark a seam allowance. One wheel I keep on the seam line and other wheel marks the seam allowance.
The result is this.
The method is quick enough to keep me happily tracing patterns. The transfer paper works well for marking fabrics so this would work with the swedish tracing paper or pattern ease too. I do wish there was a better double tracing wheel around, the Clover one is a bit wonky to use. Any thoughts on that?