Every pattern has its story. Its way of making my heart race... in the form of stress. Then later it races again while I fall in love with the end result. Clover has been in the making for months. I am such a slow designer. Then World Crazy hit our part of the world pretty… Continue reading Introducing the Clover Crop Hoodie
Keeping Track of Changing Sizes
These last few weeks while we have been dealing with what I like to call "World Crazy", I've been working on a big project. Which led me to a little project. I'll share the big project at the end of this for those that might like a peek into my workspace, but I really wanted… Continue reading Keeping Track of Changing Sizes
A long time ago I had this idea for a pair of work-out style tights for Sofiona. But it took Trish suggesting that we work on a small activewear collection for the new year that forced me to focus attention on them properly. Of course, a year later a few other ideas have altered my original draft,
A No-Twist Elastic Waistline
Who here can NOT stand twisted elastic bands?? I see all the hands up. I'm with you. It's ridiculous and annoying and too often becomes a piece of clothing that doesn't get worn. We want clothing that we can be comfy in and don't need to adjust every so often.
Our First Misses Pattern: Miss Arctic Fox
We're almost exactly one year from the official opening ceremonies of Sofiona Designs and one of our first patterns was the Arctic Fox Housecoat. Here we are at the start of our second year and with a new beginning we have the Miss Arctic Fox for you in our brand new size range.
Blog Tour Kick-off
We are here!! I have been planning this event for MONTHS. Before we even headed out for the summer camping season I starting contacting bloggers and sponsors because I knew I wanted to make this special. I was so excited when people were not only happy to be a part of this, but downright excited!… Continue reading Blog Tour Kick-off
The Bag With a Mission
I’m so excited to introduce the Balsam Bag from Sofiona Designs! This pattern has been a true labor of love, and has taken months of work from many minds and several hands to be brought into existence.
The Tundra Top
Welcome to the fastest Sofiona sew thus far!! We are starting to be known as "clean, but not quick" and I'm totally good with that! But I also know that people want a quick make and it's been a regular conversation around Sofiona headquarters that we need to keep the quick sews in mind.
The Tide Is In
Tide is a halter-style knit dress or peplum with the feel of a pair of overalls with the straps coming over the shoulders and through the loops. It's fairly simple, but with just enough detail to make it something that I can really say is "me". My style. And I hope you love it too.
With the 3 possible locations for the flounces (or not), this is where you can make some choices that suit your style. I, personally, love the way I can make matching dresses without fully matching by choosing only certain flounces or using trim instead.