Tilly and the Buttons - Lyra Shirt Dress

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Are you ready for a new swoonsome addition to the TATB collection? Say hello to the romantic yet comfy Lyra Shirt Dress (Paper pattern UK 6-24)

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 a great pattern to build your skills as you'll be tackling sewing a collar and beautiful buttonholes - you'll be so proud to say you made it yourself! 

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 is a Printed Pattern - You’ll receive a gorgeous printed package in the post containing full-scale pattern sheets and a colour instruction booklet. 

SKILL LEVEL - Improvers

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


  • Fabric
  • Matching thread
  • For woven fabrics: 0.2m (1/4yd) iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
  • Your waist measurement in 10mm (3/8in) elastic
  • 2 safety pins
  • Sewing machine and basic tools