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I did Sif quite early in the game too and had problems beating him. I guess I also used the Stone Armor. And my Drake Sword, as I had nothing better at that moment.
Best advice (if you want to beat him now and not save that fight for later) is lots of patience. I died there many times and wasn't close to beating him even once.
...until I said to myself "once more with patience!"
And that took it's time but worked pretty fine.
I'd suggest walking away from him instead of walking towards him. This way it's easier to avoid his double spin, which usually takes away your stamina AND your HP in one attack.
I only used one of his moves for my attacks:
He starts with a swipe from right to left (your point of view, not his), does one from left to right after that and finishes with a ground smash. Moving backwards will make you completely avoid the first slash. Start approaching his belly during his second
swipe with shields up and you'll end up right underneath him before his 3rd strike givin you time to bring in 1 or 2 hits now, before he'll jump away again.
As I said, this will take time (I think my fight lasted 10-15 mins) and patience, but this early it was - at least for me - the only possible way to beat him.
I stayed away until he jumped on top of me and then I used Fireball and Fire Orb. Make sure you lock on. My pyromancy glove was a +15. I farmed souls til I had enough to ascend it that high. After that I finished him off with the Drake sword. It took me
about 20 to 30 tries to beat him.
Just don't rush in on him, but if you do, stay under him. When he jumps away, don't chase him, wait til he charges you again.