Lyra

£15.50

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Tilly and the Buttons

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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.

SKILL LEVEL - Improver

SIZE RANGE - UK 6-24 / US 2-20 / EUR 34-52

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

FABRIC REQUIREMENTS

150cm wide fabric

  • MIDI VERSION WITH LONG SLEEVE: Sizes 1-5 – 3.1m (3 3/8yd) Sizes 6-10 - 3.5m (3 7/8yd)
  • MIDI VERSION WITH SHORT SLEEVE: Sizes 1-5 - 2.9m (3 1/4yd) Sizes 6-10 –3.1m (3 3/8yd)
  • KNEE-LENGTH VERSION WITH LONG SLEEVE: Sizes 1-5 – 2.6m (2 7/8yd) Sizes 6-10 – 3m (3 3/8yd)
  • KNEE-LENGTH VERSION WITH 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 WITH LONG SLEEVE: Sizes 1-5 – 3.2m (3 1/2yd) Sizes 6-10 – 3.7m (4 1/8yd)
  • KNEE-LENGTH VERSION WITH SHORT SLEEVE: Sizes 1-5 – 3m (3 3/8yd) Sizes 6-10 – 3.3m (3 5/8yd)

SUPPLIES 

  • Fabric
  • 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, incl. buttonhole foot

SIZES (body measurements)

PATTERN SIZE

BUST

WAIST

HIP

1 (UK 6 / US 2 / EUR 34)

76cm (30in)

61cm (24in)

84cm (33in)

2 (UK 8 / US 4 / EUR 36)

81cm (32in)

66cm (26in)

89cm (35in)

3 (UK 10 / US 6 / EUR 38)

86.5cm (34in)

71cm (28in)

94cm (37in)

4 (UK 12 / US 8 / EUR 40)

91.5cm (36in)

76cm (30in)

99cm (39in)

5 (UK 14 / US 10 / EUR 42)

96.5cm (38in)

81cm (32in)

104cm (41in)

6 (UK 16 / US 12 / EUR 44)

101.5cm (40in)

86.5cm (34in)

109cm (43in)

7 (UK 18 / US 14 / EUR 46)

106.5cm (42in)

91.5cm (36in)

114cm (45in)

8 (UK 20 / US 16 / EUR 48)

112cm (44in)

96.5cm (38in)

119.5cm (47in)

9 (UK 22 / US 18 / EUR 50)

117cm (46in)

101.5cm (40in)

124.5cm (49in)

10 (UK 24 / US 20 / EUR 52)

122cm (48in)

106.5cm (42in)

129.5cm (51in)