But this is my first venture into an entirely different system, the magazine method. Basically, the idea is this: an entire collection, usually released for a new season, is sold as a catalog with individual patterns on a sheet to be traced off.
I had a hard time picturing how this works, but recently I was tempted by Marfy's special offer, made on the occasion of their 50th anniversary. They have published a 250 page catalog, which they say contains 380 designs. Also included are ten flat patterns to be traced. The special price is just 20 euro for the catalog. I paid another $20 or so for the shipping. I ordered directly from their web-site: http://www.marfy.it/marfy-evergreen-catalog.html, and it arrived in 4-5 days, directly from their headquarters in Ferrara, Italy!