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  • Lyra Shirt Dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
  • Lyra Shirt Dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
  • Lyra Shirt Dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
  • Lyra Shirt Dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
  • Lyra Shirt Dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
  • Lyra Shirt Dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
  • Lyra Shirt Dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
  • Lyra Shirt Dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
  • Lyra Shirt Dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
  • Lyra Shirt Dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
  • Lyra Shirt Dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
  • Lyra Shirt Dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
  • Lyra Shirt Dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
  • Lyra Shirt Dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
  • Lyra Shirt Dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
  • Lyra Shirt Dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
  • Lyra Shirt Dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
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Lyra Shirt Dress

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Lyra Shirt Dress pattern by 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.

Sizing:

This is a multisized pattern (Tilly's own sizing of 1-10) with UK equivalent being sizes 6-24. For further sizing information see the Tilly and the Buttons website and click on "Pattern Sizes".

You will need:

Fabric:

150cm wide fabric

Midi version:

Long sleeve: Sizes 1-5 – 3.1m (3 3/8yd) Sizes 6-10 - 3.5m (3 7/8yd)

Short sleeve: Sizes 1-5 - 2.9m (3 1/4yd) Sizes 6-10 –3.1m (3 3/8yd)

 

Knee length version:

Long sleeve: Sizes 1-5 – 2.6m (2 7/8yd) Sizes 6-10 – 3m (3 3/8yd)

Short sleeve: Sizes 1-5 – 2.4m (2 5/8yd) Sizes 6-10 – 2.7m (3yd)

 

115cm wide fabric

The midi version doesn't fit on 115cm wide fabric

Knee length version:

Long sleeve: Sizes 1-5 – 3.2m (3 1/2yd) Sizes 6-10 – 3.7m (4 1/8yd)

Short sleeve: Sizes 1-5 – 3m (3 3/8yd) Sizes 6-10 – 3.3m (3 5/8yd)

 

Notions:

  • 0.5m (5/8yd) interfacing
  • Matching thread
  • 5 x 12-15mm (1/2-5/8in) buttons
  • Long sleeve version: Your wrist measurement x 2 in 10mm (3/8in) wide elastic, plus 2 safety pins
  • Sewing machine and basic tools, including a buttonhole foot

Recommended Fabrics:

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

Difficulty:

Improvers