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Introducing the Clover Crop Hoodie/Sofiona Designs

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/Sofiona Designs

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/Girls PDF Patterns/Sofiona Designs

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/Sofiona Designs

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…

Introducing The Cattail Tank/Sofiona Designs

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 so right. And I love last minute, late night work (said no one ever). All the same, I made the necessary…