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Miss Wood Lily

These pants were first thought up as one part of a full outfit after perusing a couple online RTW stores to see what teens were buying these days. There were so many fitted crop top options being offered, but we didn't feel inspired to make a pattern for one ourselves. So what then? How about the rest of the outfit instead?!?! We imagined a high waisted pair of pants (maybe even with a bit of…

The Miss Limestone Coat/Cardigan

We fell in love with the general shape of the Miss Limestone right from the start but went back and forth on whether it should be a coat or a cardigan. In the end we decided there HAD to be a way to make it work as either one.As a coat it works well with a number of different woven fabrics. Try out a colourful plaid flannel, a luxurious wool, canvas with a fun print, etc. As a cardigan it is d…

Minnow Swimsuit

It's swimsuit season! (Or so I've heard.....we DID just get another dumping of snow earlier this week.) Last year we didn't actually have a new swim pattern and it felt a little weird so this year we decided to make two: The Minnow and the Pike! You can read more about the Pike Swimsuit on the blog post HERE. Or keep reading below to learn a bit more about Minnow. Check out these cute…

The Cranberry Dress/PDF Pattern/Sofiona Designs

I love holiday dresses. There's just something exciting about making something fancy and perhaps a little over the top...even if it's not totally practical. For a couple years now I've wanted to design a dress that would work for everyday, but also have the look and feel of something that could be "glammed up". Since I specifically had Christmas in mind at the time, I knew I wanted to call it…

Picking Raspberry/Girls PDF Patterns/Sofiona Designs

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…