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Introducing Tamarack Tights/Sofiona Designs

A long time ago I had this idea for a pair of work-out style tights for Sofiona. But it took Trish suggesting that we work on a small activewear collection for the new year that forced me to actually focus attention on them properly. Of course, a year later a few other ideas have altered my original draft, but I hope you like what I came up with. Continue reading to see what we found during testin…

Introducing Miss Bonfire/Sofiona Designs

Well, people asked and we listened! Or more accurately, we "premonitioned". The Miss Bonfire hoodie was already in the works when we released the girls Bonfire version so you have no idea how hard it was to keep that to ourselves for the last few months! Myself and Sherri looking cool in our Miss Bonfires. (Like for real. It was really cold out). The misses size range is something Sherr…

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…