A staple in every wardrobe, the Sheona dress and top shouldn’t be missing from your collection. It is the perfect pattern to try if you are sewing with knit fabrics for the first time or if you are looking for a quick, satisfying make. Sheona is the epitome of versatility. She comes with 5 versions to choose from: Version 1 is a simple shift dress. Version 2 is a basic top. Version 3 features a dramatic ruffle at the hem of the dress, while Version 4 is a ruffled hem top. Last but not least, Version 5 is a very cute shift dress with narrow ruffled hems. There are also two different sleeve options available: short and 3/4 length to take you from spring and summer to autumn and winter.
But the variations of this pattern don’t stop there. Its simple lines will allow you to use it as a base for dozens of modifications. We actually created more than 16 hacks for the Sheona dress and top!
This pattern was designed with beginners in mind. Even if you haven’t sewn with knit fabrics before, you will be able to tackle this project in a few hours.
The Sheona dress and top is designed for knit fabrics with two-way stretch. We recommend using medium weight knits with at least 20% stretch, such as cotton jersey, cotton spandex or ponte di Roma. The top versions can also be made in lighter-weight knits like viscose jersey or a lightweight cotton jersey. It is best to stay away from very thin and very stretchy fabrics, especially if you are making the dress versions. These fabrics tend to stick to your body and aren’t very flattering. In addition, knits with more weight to them are are much easier to handle and work with, so keep that in mind if you are a beginner.
Our patterns come in sizes UK 4-28 ((US 0-24, EU 32-56). They are drafted for an approximate height of 1.65 m (5.4 ft) and a B cup. Please check the product photos for the detailed sizing chart.
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The pattern is sold in PDF format only. You will receive an instant download with all the files in the e-mail address you provided. No physical product will be mailed to you. There are two print sizes available, A4 or US letter (which you can print at home and assemble yourselves) and A0 files (which can be sent to a copyshop for printing in big sheets).
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