Sister Mintaka presents the Lyra sewing 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!
Materials and Supplies
Main Fabric: Light to medium weight woven fabrics such as cotton lawn, chambray, voile, seersucker, double gauze, linen, viscose (rayon), lyocell and lightweight needlecord.
Supplies: Universal Needle, matching thread, 5 buttons size 12-15mm buttons, 0.5 m iron on interfacing, long sleeve version – 10 mm wide elastic