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.
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
To answer this question without, is asking me for lip service and memes. And while lip service and memes seem to be what we're comfortable with in today's world, it also appears incredibly disingenuous. "Quick! Slap a meme up or they'll think you do/don't agree!" That's not me...
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,