Straightgrain is An, a 34-year-old lecturer and pattern designer. I got addicted to sewing a few years ago, and have not sought treatment since.
I started sewing mostly for my 4-year old daughter Norah and for my newborn baby Ava, who can make even my ugliest creations look pretty.
“Straight grain” is sewing jargon, and refers to the direction in which you place your patterns on the fabric. I named my blog Straightgrain for two reasons. Firstly, the term “straight” expresses well how I like children’s clothing: not complicated and full of campy embellishments, but simple so the fabrics get all the attention. Secondly, I really did not have any better ideas.
My mother tongue is Dutch, but I decided to write this blog in English because it enables me to get into contact with fellow sewing addicts from all over the world.
I would really love to hear from you at straightgrainblog [at] gmail.com…