The newest release from Sofiona Designs is called the Fireweed. I started drafting this dress about 2 months before we launched as an official company so it's been on my mind for a long time! Winter came and the idea of a sleeveless dress for the cold months wasn't great so I put it on… Continue reading Fireweed Dress
It has been a bit busy the last few weeks! I mean, a LOT busy!! With 3 tests going at once (yes, there's another one coming!!) and all interconnected in one way or another (are you intrigued?), it's kept us on our toes. Finally we're seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and… Continue reading Dandelion Tank
Today we have a new tutorial, which probably means a new pattern coming soon!!! Sometimes when joining two parts of a pattern you may be required to deal with pieces that are not an exact size match. Some examples of this would be neckbands, waistbands or cuffs (which are often slightly smaller than the pieces… Continue reading Quartering Necklines, Cuffs, Ruffles Etc.
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
Since Christmas the testing world seemed to have exploded a bit!! Or a lot. It's like all the designers were just waiting for the holidays to be done. 🙂 Well, I have a hard time saying no and decided to tuck a few into my busy days. This test is, surprise, surprise, another Simple Life… Continue reading Sandy Ruffle Dress Test
Right off the bat, if you've just made your way over here from the Simple Life website, you've already read a bunch and I know how the day goes. There's not enough time to keep up. But you don't want to miss out on a giveaway either! (GIVEAWAY CLOSED) So pin this for future reference,… Continue reading No Twist Elastic Waistband Tutorial
Here we are! At the last week and before I move forward with this week's look I just want you to know that if you are an Instagrammer, I'd love for you to continue following my other sewing adventures over there on my IG feed. I am part of a blog tour coming up that… Continue reading Snowy Holidays