|When buying multisize patterns, esp. from companies whose patterns are on stiff paper, I always trace onto Pellon's Tru-Grid or a similar weight non-fusible interfacing. It is very easy to see the lines of the pattern through this for tracing and the resulting pattern is very thin (for storage). It's sturdy, so I write tips and additional information (like the measurements for the knit rib/cuff) right on one of the pieces. It "clings" to fabric when you lay it out, so you need few pins (or weights). Because it IS fabric, you can pin a mock-up of the garment for testing (which would be awkward with a paper pattern) and because fusibles are more popular, you can often find this cheap. Color doesn't matter because it is only a pattern: I have gotten some beige stuff under 50 cents a yard. Just keep an eye out for interfacing at 50% off at Joann's (for instance). It's wider than most tracing papers and much easier to handle, doesn't rip easily. It will last longer than any tissue pattern, so if you have a favorite pattern that is falling apart, or one you think you will use a lot, this is a more durable method.