Welcome to my little corner of the sewing universe.  I am excited to be a part of the Breaking Ground Blog Tour for the second year in a row. This year, I chose to try Straight Stitch Designs.  I saw the Leschi top and thought it would help fill a hole in my closet. Kimberly, the mastermind behind Straight Stitch Designs, describes the Leschi top as ‘polished meets casual’.  I would agree with that description although, I am definitely getting some kimono vibes from it with its overlapping stand collar and the roomy straight sleeves with cuff.

Let’s start with the pros of the pattern:

  • Straight Stitch Designs uses layering in their PDF patterns, meaning you can select only the size you want to print instead of the entire graded nest.  This is a huge selling point for me with PDF patterns these days. It means using less ink and it makes it... [read more]