Inspiration & Cloth Picks For Lyra

Let’s get into Lyra! By now we hope you are as obsessive about our latest stitching sample Lyra as we’re! For those who’re but to fulfill her, then take a look at this weblog publish which gives you all of the deets, together with the growth of our dimension vary. Lyra may simply be one among our most cloth versatile stitching patterns but, which makes her a winner for all seasons. So hopefully, this weblog publish will give you numerous inspiration to stitch a Lyra for each month of the 12 months… 

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 (how might we not?!). The gathered skirt might be hemmed simply above the knee, or add the midi panel for a classy tiered look. Select between brief sleeves for easy-breezy summer time model or full-length billowy sleeves with elasticated cuffs. Put on Lyra free and floaty, or add an non-compulsory slender tie to cinch you in on the waist. I wasn’t mendacity once I mentioned ‘versatile’!

Get your copy of our new Lyra shirt costume stitching sample HERE. Lyra is offered in TWO dimension bands. If you’re in between the 2 dimension charts, take a look at this publish to see which one is best for you. 


Clothes:  yellow, pink/purple, blueinexperiencedyellow
Materials: yellowlilacblackinexperienced/multi

Lyra is destined to be sewn in a floaty floral viscose, and fortunately the material retailers are filled with choices all 12 months spherical! Go daring with an outsized floral print, or choose a simple to put on ditsy print. Type your floral Lyra with sandals and a straw bag in the summertime, then with boots and an on-trend knitted vest in cooler months to get most wears out of your attractive costume. You might even go all-in with the floral theme and go for cute flower-shaped buttons, take a look at this wonderful choice (I’ve acquired a number of on order…).

Seeing Spots

Clothes: white, black, inexperienced, purple
Materials: white & navy, inexperienced & burgundy

Very similar to florals, polka dots are a fail-safe cloth print. Every time I do know I need to sew one thing however cannot decide on a cloth I like, I at all times return to spots! Try my upcoming Lyra stitching plans on this Instagram publish which (spoiler alert!) encompasses a polka dot viscose with some vivid pink buttons for a contrasting color pop. Mini, random, noticed polka dots are all around the excessive avenue proper now and fortunately for us, the material retailers have come by with the products. Rock all of the polka dots you need!

Lyra sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons

We went dotty for this attractive viscose challis equipped by Sew Me Sunshine for our attractive mannequin Sarah’s pattern.

Plain & Easy

Clothes: blackwhitevivid pinkrustgentle pink
Materials: blackwhitevivid pinkrustgentle pink

Let all the beautiful Lyra sample particulars do the speaking with a plain and easy cloth alternative, however there’s nothing boring about these! Select from a light-weight, flowy viscose challis which is broadly out there in an entire host of attractive colors, or go for a summer time cloth favorite like linen or voile. Selecting a plain cloth can be an effective way to essentially showcase your button alternative with a color pop (I’ve my eye on these), one thing enjoyable & novelty (excuse me Russian Doll buttons!), or choose one thing stylish and tonal to mix in.  

Lyra shirt dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons

Plain, easy and swishy! We love this vivid turquoise viscose challis from Minerva Crafts our mannequin Marcela swooshed round in.

Animal Prints

Clothes: blue, black, sheer, inexperienced, brown
Materials: blue, stripes, black, tigers, leopard, pink

In my ebook, leopard print is a impartial sample alternative, proper? It by no means leaves the excessive avenue and fortunately the net cloth retailers have not disenchanted, with what looks like extra animal print choices than ever earlier than! Attempt a daring and vibrant tiger print or keep on with basic leopard for one thing that you realize won’t ever exit of fashion. 

Go Daring

Clothes: black & floral, palm print, individuals, blue
Materials: vivid floral, multi palm, inexperienced palm, faces, our bodies, blue

Go daring with an attention-grabbing summary print. It is a fantastic option to elevate your temper !

Lyra shirt dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons

We picked this beautiful daring scribble print cotton garden equipped by Storrs London for our mannequin Sarah’s swishy pattern.

Lyra shirt dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons

We cherished this artisan splash cotton garden print equipped by Higgs and Higgs for our mannequin Marcela’s summery pattern. It is nearly as enjoyable as a cloth can get!

Particular Mentions

Clothes: gingham, chambray, white, black 
Materials: gingham, chambray, pink, black, white

I could not let this cloth inspiration weblog publish go by with out a particular point out to gingham. Very similar to polka dots, gingham is a cloth print I’m going again to repeatedly, then I noticed the costume above and needed to embrace it right here. With summer time on the way in which (a little bit early however nonetheless…), a fragile broderie Anglaise would work completely with Lyra. As an alternative of making an attempt to line the costume, you may go for an easy-to-wear slip beneath, that manner you may nonetheless see a few of these pretty eyelets. 

Lyra shirt dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons

However Lyra does not simply work superbly with light-weight materials, she’s additionally excellent for needlecord and denim chambray too, that means she’s firmly secured her spot as an all-year-round stitching sample!

We selected this pretty denim colored cotton needlecord equipped by Materials Galore. It is so delicate to the contact and is an prompt basic.

The Better of the Buttons

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I am fairly positive searching buttons is among the finest components about visiting a haberdashery in particular person. Selecting up the clear tubes on the button show, recognizing one thing tremendous cute and questioning what to make use of them on (after which shopping for at the very least 8 with no stable plans). I might have gone on ceaselessly sharing all of the ridiculously cute buttons I found, however here is only a tiny choice from my buying basket. 

We hope this publish has offered you with all of the Lyra stitching inspiration you may probably want! If you do not have the Lyra stitching sample but you may seize it right here. Share your Lyra makes with us on Instagram utilizing #SewingLyra and do not forget to tag us in your photos too @TillyButtons – we will not wait to see what you make! Now I am off to chop out my polka dot viscose model. Joyful stitching!


Writer: Abi Dyson

Lyra images by Jane Looker

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