We don't often have (take) the time to work on extra projects. The time it takes just to work on the ideas in our heads is non-existent so we rarely feel like shifting focus. But as we are coming close to 10,000 members in our Sofiona Sewing Group on Facebook, we did feel like doing… Continue reading Such a Cute Cloudberry Collection
I said no every time someone asked me if the Tamarack tights would be moved into the junior miss size chart. And I meant it, actually. I didn't think I could do it, to be honest, and yet here we are and I feel like our first foray into junior miss tights is making me feel more confident. I need to remember these moments are part of a journey and what overwhelms me today may not be so intimidating in a year or so. Timing really is everything.
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 feel like these latest 2 releases finish off a year or more of work. Even though I've worked on other patterns throughout this time, Clover and Rose Hip have been on my work "desk" the whole time. The girls' version came out in Spring of 2020 and now we have the junior miss versions. I'm ready to relive some of my less tragic 80's moments in this slightly retro style.
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
Small secret. When I released Tundra I kinda brushed it off as a "meh" pattern that a few people might like. I had no idea it was going to be so well loved! So I decided to go ahead and make a Miss Tundra.
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
Clover is great for all seasons with the different sleeve lengths, but Rose Hip is better suited for that fall sewing and it's been such a treat to work on this first ever outerwear pattern for Sofiona.
When I got a message from one mom in particular who thanked me for a pattern that brought a smile to her teen’s face, I wanted to make this happen for more of these girls.
The Dandelion recently had new life breathed into it with the Aspen Romper add-on and I realized that this was one pattern I wanted to extend into the next size range.