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
Author: Trish Yanke
Sturgeon Swimsuit Release
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
Spruce Skirt & Skort
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
The Cattail Tank/Dress
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
Sofiona Holiday Style
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
Oh Yes We Did! Presenting Miss Bonfire
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!
Introducing the Bonfire Hoodie Pattern
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?!?!?!
This narwhal swimsuit comes in 2 basic versions: One-Piece with halter neckline and laced straps in the back; or Two-Piece with high waisted pieced bottoms and halter neckline/racerback style top.
It’s a Starry Night
We haven't properly introduced our Starry Night PJs to you yet! And when we decided to do a sew-a-long featuring this pattern, we figured it was time! So have a read about this pattern and then we will discuss the sew-a-long with prize details from So Sew English Fabrics.
This pattern comes as either a completely reversible peplum shirt, or as a knee length dress. The front bodice boasts clean lines and a slight boatneck neckline.