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The Fireweed Dress

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…

The Moss Maxi

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…

The Juniper

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…

Rocky Shore Tights

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…

Dandelion Tank

It has been a bit busy the last few weeks! I mean, a LOT busy!! With 3 tests going at once (yes, there's another one coming!!) and all interconnected in one way or another (are you intrigued?), it's kept us on our toes. Finally we're seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and I'm finding time to sit down and tell you a bit about what our testers found in the Dandelion.I really hope to keep up w…

The Cat's Out of the Bag.. And We're Calling It Lynx

The newly released Lynx pattern is one that's been on my mind since long before Sofiona Designs became a reality.  Almost a year ago I decided to have some fun sewing along with a season of Project Run & Play.  This is the (self drafted) outfit I submitted for "Signature Style" week (see anything familiar???):Once Sofiona Designs became a reality in my life, I knew I wanted to recreate t…