Sewing a little black dress has been on my mind for quite some time, and the Sheona Dress & Top pattern was the perfect reason to finally get to it. I was very fortunate to test this lovely pattern by Athina Kakou. The pattern has 5 versions: 2 tops and 3 dresses. I decided on Version 5, a short-sleeved shift dress with narrow ruffled hems.
Upon receiving the pdf pattern, I was excited to see that my measurements matched exactly the sizing chart. No need for adjustment! Yay! I cut in a medium weight black cotton spandex knit that I had in my stash. Although the pictures don’t do it justice, I also used a pretty chiffon fabric for the ruffled hems. The chiffon has a subtle check pattern with small dots of metallic thread. It looks great up close 🙂
Sewing the Sheona was quick and satisfying, and I find Athina’s instructions to be clear and comprehensive. I’ve sewn with knits before but for sewists who just are just getting into them, the Sheona is a perfect intro pattern.
I really like the silhouette of this shift dress. A bit snug in the hip/bum area, it is still very comforatble to wear. And it’s exactly what I had in mind for my little black dress: a classic, timeless piece that can work day-to-night and that’s easy to style.
Thanks Athina for creating such a lovely pattern. And now some pictures:
Thanks for looking!
6 thoughts on “Sheona Dress”
Hi Emmanuelle! What a great dress! Could you please tell me where you bought the pretty chiffon from? Was it online?
Thanks a lot for your comment! 😊 I bought the black chiffon from Joann. I think that it’s also available in white and red.
Ah, I’ve just looked at their site; unfortunately they don’t ship to the UK.
Another great make! I’ve nominated you for the Mystery Blogger Award (details on my blog) no pressure to do it, just wanted to let you know I think you deserve it xxx
Wow thank you very much Sarah!!! 😊 That’s so nice of you to nominate me! I’m 100% in and will nominate some of my favourite bloggers shortly (…can I nominate you back?!😉) xxx