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!
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.
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)
0.5m (5/8yd) interfacing
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