Lyra Shirt Dress

Tilly and the Buttons

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Buy the Lyra Shirt Dress sewing pattern from Tilly and the Buttons. If you want to swoosh around in effortless (and mega comfy) style, then meet Lyra, your new best friend! This ultra-cool shirt dress has an oversized, blousy bodice with bust darts, button front opening, two-piece collar and stand, and, of course, side seam 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. Wear Lyra loose and floaty, or add an optional narrow tie to cinch you in at the waist. Endlessly versatile, pick a cooling cotton for the heat, cosy needlecord for the winter or a drapey viscose for added swish!

Lyra includes Tilly and the Buttons’ award-winning beginner-friendly instructions, with colour photos showing you each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following format:

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50)

Suggested fabrics: Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics, such as cotton lawn, voile, seersucker, chambray, double gauze, viscose (rayon), Tencel (lyocell), lighter weight needlecord.

Fabric requirements: 

150 cm (60″) wide fabric:

MIDI VERSION WITH LONG SLEEVE: Sizes 1-5, 3.1 m (3 3/8 yd) // Sizes 6-10, 3.5 m (3 7/8 yd)

MIDI VERSION WITH SHORT SLEEVE: Sizes 1-5, 2.9 m (3 1/4 yd) // Sizes 6-10, 3.1 m (3 3/8 yd)

KNEE-LENGTH VERSION WITH LONG SLEEVE: Sizes 1-5, 2.6 m (2 7/8 yd) // Sizes 6-10, 3 m (3 3/8 yd)

KNEE-LENGTH VERSION WITH SHORT SLEEVE: Sizes 1-5, 2.4 m (2 5/8 yd) // Sizes 6-10, 2.7 m (3 yd)

115 cm (45″) wide fabric:

THE MIDI VERSION WON’T FIT ON 115 CM (45″) WIDE FABRIC

KNEE-LENGTH VERSION WITH LONG SLEEVE: Sizes 1-5, 3.2 m (3 1/2 yd) // Sizes 6-10, 3.7 m (4 1/8 yd)

KNEE-LENGTH VERSION WITH SHORT SLEEVE: Sizes 1-5, 3 m (3 3/8 yd) // Sizes 6-10, 3.3 m (3 5/8 yd)

Sizing: 1 – 10 (UK 6 – 24). Please check the size chart.

Notions: Matching thread; 0.5 m (5/8 yd) interfacing; five 12-15 mm (1/2″-5/8″) buttons // Long sleeve version: Your wrist measurement x 2 in 10 mm (3/8″) wide elastic, plus 2 safety pins.

Note: This pattern is available in an expanded size range on the designer’s website (PDF only).

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Additional information

Fabric

Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Denim / Corduroy

Make time

One to two days

Sewing level

Confident Beginner, Intermediate

Size

UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50, UK 24 / US 20 / EU 52

Pattern format

PAPER

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