Straightgrain is An, a 33-year-old lecturer from Antwerp (Belgium). I got addicted to sewing a few years ago, and have not sought treatment since.
I started sewing mostly for my 3-year old daughter Norah, who can make even my ugliest creations look acceptable. In September 2013, I gave birth to Ava, and hope to start sewing for her too soon.
"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. My English is far from perfect, but hopefully it is good enough for most people to understand.
I would really love to hear from you at straightgrainblog [at] gmail.com...