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
The Aspen Add on is a romper or pantsuit pdf pattern that is compatible with the Tide and Dandelion bodices in the Sofiona Designs store. This is more about what the testers found during testing.
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
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
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
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,
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
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.
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!