Summer nights just got hotter with our new Lyonia Shirt free sewing pattern! This sexy Victorian-style blouse has features like long sleeves with a flounce overlay and delicate buttons lined all the way down the back! Fashioned in Mood Fabrics’ re-embroidered lace, you’ll be sure to catch the most comfortable breeze during these warm summer nights. Dress it up by using silk georgette or chiffon or keep it casual by rocking it with your favorite pair of jeans. Be sure to let us know how you plan to wear your Lyonia shirt!
Purchase Materials Used Below:
All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. See chart below for sizing specifications. Note, this specific pattern is available up to a size 30.
The first step will be to sew in the darts on your center front bodice.
After you attach your front and back bodice pieces together, you can work on assembling the sleeves.
First, use a basting stitch to gather the tops of the separate flounce and sleeve. Once you gather the caps of each piece, pin them together.
Now turn the sleeve with the flounce facing in, and stitch down the sleeve seam.
Turn right side out and press.
Pin sleeve to the bodice, set in and sew.
Next, I used the stretch tape to bind the neckline. It’s foldover tape so pin down the top edge of the tape on to the neckline then stitch into place.
Then fold over the remaining edge of the tape sandwiching the raw edge of the neckline and stitch. Press when done.
For the back closure, I use a button loop tape. Simply fold over the seam allowance and stitch the tape down in one continuous strip.
Line up your buttons on the opposite side and stitch them into place.
And that’s it! You’re done!