• Love Notions Forte Pattern Review

    Have you guys been keeping up with the Love Notions size expansion? When I first started sewing, Love Notions was suggested to me, but I was never able to test their patterns out because I was outside of the size range. …until now! For this test, I sewed up the Forte Dress length in view D with bell sleeves. When I first started, I was pretty nervous it wasn’t really going to suit me as it’s fitted at the bust and then it’s relaxed. If you’re thinking that too, my advice is to give it a chance! I also want to throw the word ‘flattering’ in a trash can and…

  • Testing the Yanta Overalls

    April was a busy, busy month for me. My sister in law was getting married in the middle of it, then it was my 30th birthday, and then my husband had a work trip to San Francisco that I tagged along to. Before we left, I told myself I wouldn’t sign up for a pattern test while we were out of town, but when Helen sent out the tester call email for these overalls…I resisted for a whole 15 minutes. Knowing that I’d have access to my aunt’s sewing machine and serger while visiting New Orleans, I quickly changed my mind and signed up. It was actually really fun to…