I have invested in Ottobre design magazine as it's choc full of contemporary patterns which I felt was a very reasonable price for what you are getting. Also the website is really good plus some freebies on there as well. I first heard about this magazine through this blog and was totally inspired! However look at the pattern sheets!
They are more complicated than a map of LA (another story!) This is not something to be tackled with when ANYONE else is in the house!!! I bought the women's magazines, I'm not prepared to make clothes for my 2 boys as I don't think it is cost effective! Their clothes get a LOT of rough play!
Not sure when I'll be able to even cut out a pattern, but hopefully it'll be sooner rather than later!