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It's Time for a Romper!!

Yup! It is! And this is the same person that told the testers just a few months ago that I'm not into rompers and they can just expect to never see one in the Sofiona store. Apparently I'm one of those people that resorts to saying no first and then changing her mind. I'm ok with that. So, welcome Aspen!! It actually came down to my oldest. She's been asking for a pantsuit like I made myself a…

Introducing the Clover Crop Hoodie

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 much the same day I put out the tester call. The emotions and the unknowns led me to cancel the test. I just didn't think it w…

Spruce Skirt & Skort

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 items (Cattail Tank/Dress & Tamarack Tights) I felt it would tie in nicely. My original visio…

Picking Raspberry

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 the Aspen Add-On and Tide Romper Bundle preparations (along with a few other patterns in…

Sturgeon Swimsuit Release

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 streamlined details, shape and fit all while providing good covera…

Introducing Miss Arctic Fox/Sofiona Designs

This is pretty momentous! We're almost exactly one year from the official opening ceremonies of Sofiona Designs and one of our first patterns was the Arctic Fox Housecoat. Here we are at the start of our second year and with a new beginning we have the Miss Arctic Fox for you in our brand new size range. Photo: Kelle of Just Sew Something With a focus on the girls that are getting to the…