Sheila for Momma Mia!

Since Momma Mia hasn’t gotten a new dress in at least 5 days, it was time. I gave in! I had just gotten this awesome Liverpool striped print from Stitchin’ Pretties and knew she would love it. Royal Blue and black is really a great combo and I have sewn up a lot of it.

5oo4 Shelia Dress (4)

Sheila is from the 5oo4 basics line. The thought behind the basic line is that the patterns are easy to make without tons of options. Kinda like a skill builder sewing pattern. This makes the patterns perfect for new sewists as well as pattern hackers!

The Sheila Everyday Tee and Dress includes:

  • Regular front bodice OR FBA (Full Bust Adjustment) front bodice
  • Two Hem lengths: top or dress
  • Three Sleeve Lengths: short, 3/4 or long
  • Sizes XXS – 5XL
  • Check out this great highlight VIDEO of all of our Sheila testers!

OK fabric chat:

June – Black and Blue Liverpool from Stitchin’ Pretties. This fabric is a great weight which was really easy to sew. I love sewing with Liverpool because it is slightly structured so it stitches neatly without too much work. Can you believe that Stitchin’ Pretties is still offering their buy 2 consecutive yards and Laura will send you a bonus 1 yard cut of something? She usually picks something that matches. πŸ™‚ There is no limit on the free yardage either. Buy 10 yards (in at least 2 yard cuts) get a bonus of 5 yards!

Black was a leftover scrap. It is also Liverpool.

5oo4 Shelia Dress (5)

This is the dress length with 3/4 sleeves. It is size 1x graded to the 2x and then back in to a 1x. This dress is fun to wear solo, easy to wear with leggings, or you could add a belt for a new look. Such a versatile garment that is easy to wear and uber comfy.

5oo4 Shelia Dress (2)

So let’s run through the options first. 

  • Regular front bodice OR FBA (Full Bust Adjustment) front bodice
  • Two Hem lengths: top or dress
  • Three Sleeve Lengths: short, 3/4 or long
  • Sizes XXS – 5XL

You can pick up the pattern here.

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Author: SequoiaLynnSews

I am a single dog mom of two and we happily reside in a small house in Ohio. We spend our days playing fetch, digging holes in the garden, and sewing, lots of sewing. We have high hopes of moving to the mountains someday. The dogs don’t really know that yet, but they will understand. I shamelessly hoard fabric and feel slightly sorry for whoever has to sort my stash when I am gone. I am employed full time in a industry that requires little of my creativity, but basically lets me wear whatever I want. So it works out. I can usually be found behind one of my sewing machine avoiding human contact. I test a lot of clothing patterns and therefore always have a new outfit to share. You have most likely found my blog through some sort of sewing outlet and will quickly realize that I am sewing for a plus size body. For reference, I am 5'1 and wear a range from a 2-5x. Sizes change with every designer and you can't trust ready to wear sizing when you are making your own clothing. Your tape measure will become one of your most used tools and if you misplace them like I do, you should pick up several. I will be sharing the good, the bad, and the A-MA-ZING with you… So stay tuned. I will also try to teach you a few of my tricks along the way. People always tells me they want to learn how to sew. My best advice is you have to start. Just do it! You are going to mess up, you will break needles, you will ruin the pretty fabric, you will stab your fingers, but you will learn. You will make something and you will wear it. Someone will say, β€œI like your shirt.” and you will smile and say, β€œThanks, I made it.” You will race home and make something else. Pretty soon you have made more good things than bad and you will feel proud of yourself and you should. I will be proud of you too. :) Ok, that is enough rambling, I have sewing to do. :) SequoiaLynn

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