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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…

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…

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 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 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…