When I was ready to trace off the Dortje pattern, I remembered why I hadn't really sewn anything from the book.
View of the pattern with my tracing paper over it:
You can barely see the pattern!
There were complaints when the book first came out about the use of tissue paper for the patterns vs. a heavier paper. I don't really care for tissue paper but can see where, from a space and cost perspective, it's probably a better choice. TP (double entendre intended) is not going to deter me. What I don't like is that the patterns are lightly printed and that it's hard to differentiate between the sizes.
I ended up going back (even though I hate writing on patterns) and tracing over the size I wanted with a permanent marker.
Not my first choice, but it works.