Those of us who sew, and paint stuff, and play with all things fabric know about the wonders of those coupons at Joann Fabrics, right? Well, the wonder is really wonderful! This weekend Joann offered Simplicity Patterns, five for $5. Seriously, a dollar apiece! To save time, and assuming there might be lots of shoppers pouring over pattern books, I went to the Simplicity web site and selected five patterns I liked. We went to the the store with my list and got the five patterns and I selected two pieces of fabric to make two tops. Here is that totally amazing part! The patterns I selected ranged in price from $10.95 to $16.95. So, with a coupon for 50% off one of the pieces of fabric and $5 for all five patterns, my bill was $25.80. I saved $89.66. I remember sewing when patterns were about $5.00 each. When did they get so outrageous? When the tops are finished I will share photographs. Of course this morning I have taken the time to finally adjust my dress form to approximate my shape, odd that it is. It should make for a more successful garment in the end, right?