I just tested for a new to me pattern company and it’s always a little nerve wracking to test for a new pattern designer. But I’m happy to report that testing for Sofiona Designs was a great experience and I hope to get the opportunity again.
Little miss is very happy with her Moss Dress and Top. I have a feeling it will be worn a lot this summer. It covers the shoulders so it works great as a swim cover up after a day at the beach as well as just a cute sommer dress/top.
It comes in three lengths; top, knee and maxi and in sizes from 2 – 14. For Anita I made size 7 and added an inch to the length. I love that front detail for some cute colour blocking. The back is also way cool.
There are two depth options for the back V and there is also an option for a very cool oversized hood. For some reason Anita didn’t want a hood this time but I have a feeling there is a hooded version in her near future. This is the smaller of the V’s by the way.
Summer isn’t quite here yet and it was a cold and windy day to take photos, but as always she was a trooper and powered through. The fabric I used is the same as I used for my Mirri top a few weeks back, its from a Norwegian store called Stofflykke, I only see it in the coral colour there now.
When pattern testing you usually start with a first draft to check the overall fit and such. For the Moss the final pattern didn’t require much editing. I made a knee length dress and a top in the beginning and I love them as well so I’m going to include a couple of photos of them here too. The changes were mainly a little tweaking of the fit around the armcye.
Sofiona just released The Narwhal Swimsuit as well, I missed the tester call for that one so I haven’t made one yet but the tester photos look really great. You can also get both the Moss and the Narwhal in a bundle.
Time is running out to get the patterns on release sale prices so hurry up!