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The Tide Is In Blog Post/Sofiona Designs

This pattern has been on quite the journey! What starts as one thing sometimes becomes another. And some ideas that had to be let go for this pattern to come around are safely tucked in the back of my mind for another day. The ebb and flow of this Tide.   Photo: Lois of @windsorwoollies Tide is a halter-style knit dress or peplum with the feel of a pair of overalls with the straps co…

Introducing the Tundra Top/Sofiona Designs

Welcome to the fastest Sofiona sew thus far!! We are starting to be known as "clean, but not quick" and I'm totally good with that! But I also know that people want a quick make and it's been a regular conversation around Sofiona headquarters that we need to keep the quick sews in mind.   Photo: Aukje of @sewcucio I love fall. I love sweaters. I love boots! This is my favourite time…

Introducing the Bonfire Hoodie/Sofiona Designs

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 (be…

Introducing the Fireweed Dress/Sofiona Designs

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 hold. When I pulled it out again I knew I wanted to have some good pictures with actual Fireweed, but I didn't re…

Introducing the Narwhal Swimsuit/Sofiona Designs

Sherri questioned me a bit on the name for this Narwhal Swimsuit.  In the end I think I just wore her down.  (It kind of reminds me of how my husband and I "agreed" on a name for our youngest daughter, come to think of it.)  If you're not already aware, Sofiona Designs names all their patterns after items/animals/weather/etc. that we can find local to us.  While we don't have N…

Introducing the Moss Maxi/Sofiona Designs

It's pattern release week again and that means BUSY!!! The kind of busy that means my kids eat a few more "low key" suppers, if you know what I mean. But it's always so exciting!! Trish and I have likened new patterns to having babies. It's all painful till you see the beauty and soon you forget how much it hurt to get there! And you do it again! Some more than others...A special thanks to Prairie…