McCall patterns were .99 at Joann's so I bought my pleated skirt pattern and this vogue pattern for 3.99. Just like with you tube (watch it long enough you think you can do it too) I watch Adrienne Erica and Mimi and think yeah I make that too girl bye! Was going to get the kwik sew pattern for this dress Mimi made but 11.99 put a stop to that. I do not sew that well. 3.99 is as far as an investment I will make.