Friday, November 16, 2018

Sofiona Designs: Fresh new Canadian design team

It is my privilege and honour to introduce to you a brand new design team.  They're two friends that live in Canada and are about to see all of their hard work pay off.  As you know I love testing patterns for different people, but this was my first time testing for a brand new company.   And because they're brand new this weekend is their company launch.  Very exciting things are happening including some great discounts and giveaways.  So head over to their FB Group page Sofiona Designs Fan Group, to check out the action.  First 50 customers get an extra 5% off!!!!

Check out these Fabulous Giveaways.

So now that you've joined the group and ready to look at their patterns, I'll show my mine.
  I tested the Railway Joggers.

I have to admit I didn't know what to expect.  Some of the other companies have been around for a while now, and have the whole testing thing down pat, and size blocks that work for them.  I was expecting to see a few hiccups or something, but nope!!!  The testing went beautifully.  They definitely knew what they were doing.  Super helpful and attentive, and the patterns, well they were so well written.  I tested the Railway Joggers, and they have some very unique features and pattern pieces.  The pockets especially are really nice, and the the instructions and construction was brilliant.  I was so pleased with how it all turned out.

The pdf file goes together easily, the pieces all line up perfectly.  And the sizing was spot on for us.  The first pair I just used this black cable knit fabric.  I wasn't sure how they'd fit so wanted to do a test pair first.  I did all the same fabric, so you can't really see some of the design features, but my model requested this fabric, and didn't want the color blocking on it.  I was impressed with how well they fit and how comfy they are.  She's not usually one for jogging style pants, prefers a tighter fit, but she wears these all the time. 

The second time I used this distressed stretch fabric, and I was dying to try out the moto feature on the legs.  We color blocked this time, and I did it on the pockets too, to make them pop a bit.  They're my favorites so far.  The sizing is just perfect on her!!!

I look forward to making many more of these, in all different sizes.  Actually I want some for me!!!!

Be sure to head on over to their FB Page, and check out the other 3 patterns They're all amazing too!!!!

Pattern Testers:

Here is blog post from another tester. 
She was asked to test the adorable and cozy  Arctic Fox Housecoat.



  1. Love these, especially the moto detail! How fun and unique is that!? I will definitely be making my daughter a pair. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. It was easier then I thought it would be. I was a bit intimidated at first and went with the plain ones. But then I gave it a go, and it all came together so beautifully. It's really well written pattern.

  2. These do go together so easily! My girls wear theirs ALL THE TIME!

  3. They look so stylish and comfy! I want to make some now!