Tilly and the Buttons: Meet the Lyra Costume

 Lyra dress - UK 6-34 sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons

Are you prepared for a brand new swoonsome addition to the TATB assortment? Say hey to the romantic but comfortable Lyra shirt costume which is the primary sample obtainable in each our new UK 16-34 measurement vary and our present UK 6-24 measurement vary – yay! 

Filled with lovely particulars, Lyra is bound to seize your coronary heart – particularly these billowy lengthy sleeves. With two sleeve and hem lengths to select from, Lyra may be made at any time of the yr, it doesn’t matter what hemisphere you are in.

Lyra is a superb sample to construct your abilities as you will be tackling stitching a collar and delightful buttonholes – you will be so proud to say you made it your self! 

Lyra dress - UK 6-34 sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons

NEW UK 16-34 SIZE RANGE

The Lyra shirt costume is accessible in our new UK 16-34 measurement vary, which has an entire new measurement chart, going as much as a 152.5cm (60in) bust, 134.5cm (53in) waist and 155cm (61in) hip, with totally different proportions to get the most effective match.

Probably the most noticeable distinction within the proportions from our present patterns is that the stomach is barely fuller and the bust is curvier (a 10cm/4in distinction between excessive bust and full bust, versus 5cm/2in distinction in our present chart). 

Need somewhat extra assist choosing which measurement vary is greatest for you? Take a look at this weblog put up which guides you thru the variations.

Lyra dress - UK 6-34 sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Lyra dress - UK 6-34 sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Lyra dress - UK 6-34 sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Lyra dress - UK 6-34 sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Lyra dress - UK 6-34 sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Lyra dress - UK 6-34 sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons

THE DESIGN 

This ultra-cool shirt costume has an outsized, blousy bodice with bust darts, button entrance opening, two-piece collar and stand, and, after all, facet seam pockets (the place would we be with out our pockets?!). 

The gathered skirt may be hemmed simply above the knee, or add the midi panel for a classy tiered look.

Select between quick sleeves for easy-breezy summer season fashion or full-length billowy sleeves with elasticated cuffs. 

You’ll be able to select to put on Lyra unfastened and floaty or add an optionally available slender tie to cinch you in on the waist.

Lyra dress - UK 6-34 sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Lyra dress - UK 6-34 sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Lyra dress - UK 6-34 sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Lyra dress - UK 6-34 sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons

Endlessly versatile, choose a cooling cotton for the warmth, cosy needlecord for the winter or a drapey viscose for added swish!

Lyra dress - UK 6-34 sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons

THE SEWING PATTERN

Our award-winning stitching patterns characteristic clear directions with step-by-step color images to information you thru the challenge. The sample items themselves are clearly labelled so you’ll be able to see which seam is which and the way they go collectively. 

Order the printed stitching sample for sizes UK 6-24 and we’ll ship you a stunning bundle within the put up, with full-colour instruction booklet. Made within the UK, our patterns are printed on sturdy paper which you need to use many times with out it tearing or scrunching up. 

Lyra dress - UK 6-34 sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons

Our PDF sample is accessible in a alternative of two measurement bands – both a UK 6-24 or a UK 16-34. You will get an electronic mail right away with a PDF to obtain that you may both print at dwelling on A4 or Letter measurement paper and stick the sheets collectively, or ship the A0 model to a copyshop or sample printer to print full scale.

Lyra dress - UK 6-34 sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Lyra dress - UK 6-34 sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons

TIPS AND TUTORIALS 

Lyra is appropriate for improvers, so is a superb sample to construct your abilities as you will be tackling stitching a collar and delightful buttonholes – you will be so proud to say you made your self! It would not be a Tilly and the Buttons’ sample with out a little further serving to hand. 

We’ve got a tutorial – with video – exhibiting you tips on how to make thread chain belt loops that may make that course of easy-peasy. It is truly fairly an addictive, and helpful, method to be taught.

Lyra dress - UK 6-34 sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Lyra dress - UK 6-34 sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons

FABRIC AND SUPPLIES

Lyra works with all kinds of light- to medium-weight woven materials, comparable to cotton garden, voile, seersucker, chambray, double gauze, viscose (rayon), Tencel (lyocell) or lighter weight needlecord. 

The selection of material actually informs the silhouette, with extra drapey materials being best for swishing, and people with somewhat extra physique to them being good for exhibiting off the form. 

You will full Lyra with 5 x 12-15mm (1/2-5/8in) buttons and the lengthy sleeve model requires your wrist measurement x 2 in 10mm (3/8in) huge elastic. 

Maintain your eyes peeled for Abi’s inspiration and material picks weblog put up for making Lyra which is coming quickly.

Lyra dress - UK 6-34 sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons

16-34 SIZE RANGE PLANS 

Lyra is simply the primary launch we’re planning for this yr that may are available our new UK 16-34 measurement vary. We might be launching TWO of our hottest patterns in a couple of weeks time (eek!) and are aiming so as to add one other two standard patterns later within the yr. 

Psst! We are able to additionally share that now we have THREE extra new designs within the works for this yr that might be launched in each of the dimensions bands – UK 6-24 and UK 16-34. We’re past enthusiastic about them and hope you’re keen on them as a lot as we do 🙂

Lyra dress - UK 6-34 sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons

Dreaming about swishing round in a sensational Lyra? We thought so! Purchase a replica from our on-line store – do not forget to decide on the dimensions vary possibility you need. 
We all the time love seeing your makes and progress pictures so do not forget to tag us on Instagram @TillyButtons utilizing the hashtag #SewingLyra so we will see your beautiful creations.

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Writer: Louise Carmichael

Hair & make-up: Marcela’s by Laura Anne and Sarah did her personal! 

Samples: Sewn by Lisa Obuchowska 

Marcela’s samples:

3. Girl Mcelroy artisan splash cotton garden (multi) – Higgs and Higgs (gifted) 

Marcela is sporting a measurement 4 (UK12) 

Sarah’s samples: 

Sarah is sporting a measurement 11 (UK 26)

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