It's no surprise to say that everyone comes in a different shape/size. One of the benefits of sewing your own, or your kids, clothes is that you can customize the pattern to your exact requirements! Today we're going to show you how to use a pattern's lengthen/shorten line to obtain the length you need. In… Continue reading Using a Patterns’ Lengthen/Shorten line
If you've seen the Raven dress, you'll recognize the Rhubarb. Or vice versa??? Long ago now, when I first started dreaming this pattern up, it was this knit sweater dress style that was first in my mind. Then things just kept going, I thought about woven versions and the Raven was born and released first.… Continue reading Raven Meet Rhubarb
Merry Christmas!!! Just in time for the holidays, we would like to introduce you to the Pinecone Skirt and the Aurora Raglan. Two patterns that go well not only with each other, but also with our Starry Night and Railway patterns. We won't just "introduce" you to these two patterns, no, we're also going to… Continue reading A Christmas Present from Us
UPDATE: There is a compiled list of other reviews on the Sofiona Patterns at the bottom of this post. It will be updated as our Launch week continues. Today is THE DAY! Launch Day! The website is open and we are sharing 30% off till November 25th in order to celebrate this new store opening.… Continue reading Release Day (And about Raven)!!
Now that it's officially out in the open, what exactly do WE feel that Sofiona Designs will bring to the PDF table? I'm so glad you asked! There's our names, our goals, and a special charity that we have chosen to support. A tester asked us one day about ourselves and what we wanted them… Continue reading What About Sofiona Designs??
What a LONG time coming this particular blog post has been!!! I expected to have this out and written probably 6 months ago (or more) and yet, things take time and I needed to practice patience. Always. I always need to practice patience since I'm, admittedly, not great at it. It has been a full… Continue reading New Beginnings
Bias tape, as the name suggests, is always cut on the bias of the fabric. That is, at a 45 degree angle to the fabric's selvedge edge. This allows for some stretching of the tape, even when created from a fabric that is typically considered to be "non-stretch". This is especially helpful and necessary when… Continue reading Preparing Bias Tape