Worthwhile handicrafts—sewing, knitting, and quilting, among others—sometimes get a bad, undeserved rap for being matronly and time-consuming. And while it’s true that you-made items will take a bit more time than a swipe of a credit card, it'll also give you a serious point of pride (not to mention help you save some serious green). While there seems to be a pattern desert, that's not really the case. Fashion powerhouse Vogue—through its sewing magazine and website—actually sells designer patterns that cool sewers will want to make and subsequently wear. For less than the cost of a dress at say, H&M, you can buy the directions for a gathered dress from Vena Cava or an oversized top from Rachel Comey. We welcome this melding of high fashion and at-home DIY from Vogue Patterns , proving that high prices need not be a barrier to awesome style.