This pattern started off as an idea for a shirt, but quickly extended into a dress too so it could be a full outfit. The idea was to create something cozy but with a clean elegant look to it. The knit fabric and slightly loose fit provide the "cozy" while the high neckline, bishop sleeves… Continue reading Caribou
I love holiday dresses. There's just something exciting about making something fancy and perhaps a little over the top...even if it's not totally practical. For a couple years now I've wanted to design a dress that would work for everyday, but also have the look and feel of something that could be "glammed up". Since… Continue reading The Cranberry Dress
Earlier this month we brought you the first outerwear pattern from Sofiona Designs (the Rose Hip Jacket), now we're we're ending the month by going in the opposite direction and bringing you the first Sofiona undergarment patterns. The Wild Blueberry and Wild Strawberry bralettes (also available bundled here) are a little different from the rest… Continue reading The Wildberries
While I was preparing to put the Sturgeon Swimsuit into testing a couple months ago Sherri shared some cool inspiration pictures with me that she'd found online and really liked. I immediately asked (begged?) her to run with the ideas and turn them into a swim cover-up. At the same time she was neck-deep in… Continue reading Picking Raspberry
This year has had a bit more of an athletic feel to it over at Sofiona Designs. We started out with the Tamarack Tights which paired nicely with the Cattail Tank (or dress). Then we added the Spruce Skirt/Skort and a cute/casual cropped hoodie (the Clover). The Sturgeon Swimsuit follows that same trend by offering… Continue reading Sturgeon Swimsuit Release
Over the last year we've definitely gone back and forth on the idea of designing some "basics" for our pattern lineup. (We tend to get more excited by the more "involved" patterns.) The Spruce skirt/skort has been on my mind for a while though, and with our recent release of a couple more athletic style… Continue reading Spruce Skirt & Skort
Cattail was first drafted as a tank top to pair with the Tamarack Tights that Sherri had been planning since before Sofiona Designs first launched. As we got close to being ready to post our tester calls Sherri looked at the tank and said "I think this should be a (maxi) dress too". She was… Continue reading The Cattail Tank/Dress
For many years, since our girls were little, we've loved making special dresses for them to wear for Christmas. Personally, I love taking it a little "over the top" by adding multiple layered skirts, using fancy fabrics and/or adding Hot Fix Swarovski crystals for extra sparkle. All the parties, concerts, etc. create the perfect excuse… Continue reading Sofiona Holiday Style
Well, people asked and we listened! Or more accurately, we "premonitioned". The Miss Bonfire hoodie was already in the works when we released the girls Bonfire version so you have no idea how hard it was to keep that to ourselves for the last few months!
Who doesn't love a nice cozy sweater? With this in mind and in keeping with the Sofiona style of fun angles and details, I set out to design one. For any new project we usually begin with a basic vision and a name. I had a vision, but I needed a name! I wanted something that would evoke those cozy feelings, but also sort of work together with the Rocky Shore Tights name (because this hoodie was meant to pair perfectly with them). After some deliberation we settled on "Bonfire". Can you picture it? A cozy bonfire by the rocky shore on a cool Canadian evening?!?!?!