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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…

Introducing the Juniper Dress/Sofiona Designs

Juniper was the very first pattern I got to test out on Stella (she's our mannequin child and she's AMAZING at standing still for fits and photos)! This is the earliest full muslin of the Juniper!There have been a number of little tweaks and no less than 3 complete re-drafts of this pattern since that first day, but we're so very happy with the end result. Simple and beautiful. Photo: Li…

Introducing Rocky Shore Tights/Sofiona Designs

The journey for these tights actually started almost 5 months ago when we set out to draft a really well fitting basic legging shape.  We have a bit of a "thing" about saggy bum tights and really wanted to be able to offer a product that didn't do that!Other higher priority patterns came along, pushing these to the back burner, but as our pattern collection grew to include various tunics/tops…