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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…

Introducing the Dandelion Tank/Sofiona Designs

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…

Raven Meet Rhubarb Blog Post/Sofiona Designs

If you've seen the Raven dress, you'll recognize the Rhubarb. Or vice versa??? Long ago now, when I first started dreaming this pattern up, it was this knit sweater dress style that was first in my mind. Then things just kept going, I thought about woven versions and the Raven was born and released first. Now I'm SO excited to finally have this version, the Rhubarb, also available and it is eve…