Tilly and the Buttons Lyra Sewing Pattern
Say Hello to the romantic yet comfy Lyra shirt dress. This ultra-cool shirt dress has an oversized, blousy bodice with bust darts, button front opening, two-piece collar, stand and of course, side seam pockets (where would we be without our pockets?!). The gathered skirt can be hemmed just above the knee, or add the midi panel for a trendy tiered look. Choose between short sleeves for easy-breezy summer style or full-length billowy sleeves with elasticated cuffs. You can choose to wear Lyra loose and floaty or add an optional narrow tie to cinch you in at the waist.
Packed with beautiful details, Lyra is sure to capture your heart – especially those billowy long sleeves. With two sleeve and hem lengths to choose from, Lyra can be made at any time of the year, no matter what hemisphere you’re in. Lyra is suitable for improvers, so is a great pattern to build your skills as you’ll be tackling sewing a collar and beautiful buttonholes.
Lyra works with a wide variety of light- to medium-weight woven fabrics, such as cotton lawn, voile, seersucker, chambray, double gauze, viscose, lyocell or lighter weight needlecord.
The choice of fabric really informs the silhouette, with more drapey fabrics being ideal for swishing, and those with a little more body to them being perfect for showing off the shape.
You’ll complete Lyra with 5 x 12-15mm (1/2-5/8in) buttons and the long sleeve version requires your wrist measurement x 2 in 10mm (3/8in) wide elastic.