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
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
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 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.
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.
While this cold shoulder top is designed for wovens, this pattern is best suited to those with some good drape and flow (think rayons, voiles, tencels, etc).
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. Now I'm SO excited to finally have this version, the Rhubarb, also available and it is everything I dreamed of!
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.