Lyric Dress & Peplum

24 customer reviews


All Love Notions Sewing Patterns are digital downloads, you may print them at home or send to a copy shop. A physical pattern will not be mailed to you.

The Lyric Dress & Peplum Top sewing pattern will be a great addition to your spring and summer wardrobe. The dress and peplum feature a v-neck with button closures all down the front. Two skirt options are included for the dress- flared and gathered, in two lengths- knee and midi. Six sleeve options are also included- sleeveless, short, flutter, bell and two lengths of bishop sleeves. Patch pockets are included for the gathered dress view and slash pockets are included for the flared dress view. This dress and top are meant for apparel weight woven fabrics.

Lyric Dress & Peplum Features:

  • Meant for woven fabrics
  • Three lengths: peplum, knee & midi
  • Four bodice cup sizes
  • Flared & gathered skirt options for dress lengths
  • 6 sleeve options: sleeveless, short, flutter, bell and two lengths of bishop- elbow and full length
  • Patch pockets for the gathered skirt
  • Slash pockets for the flared skirt
  • Darts for shaping
  • Construction Videos

Sizes: 0-32 (See Size Charts here)

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Pattern Formats Included:

  • Print at home for US letter & A4 paper, trimless format with layers
  • Large format file for copy shop printing. This file will print on three A0 (33″ x 46″) size sheets. Be sure to instruct your printer to print actual size in black and white on their cheapest paper. We recommend PDFPlotting for printing the large format files.
  • A projector file is also included for those using projector technology


The Lyric Dress & Peplum pdf instant downloadable pdf pattern contains:

  • The Lyric Dress & Peplum pdf sewing pattern contains three skirt lengths: peplum, knee and midi. Four cup sizes and 5 sleeve options.
  • Included is a print chart to only print the pages you need for your style choice.
  • In addition to the print-at-home file, an A0-sized large format file for copy shop printing is also included
  • A projector file is also included for those using projector technology to cut their fabric
  • 3 pages to customize the fit
  • 1 page of inspiration photos from pattern testers
  • 2 videos to help with construction
  • Cutting guide
  • 6 pages of bright and clear step by step illustrations
  • Optimized for most tablets with links to each part of the pattern. Print only the pattern pieces and use a tablet or computer to read the instructions to save on ink and paper!
  • This pattern has the ability to print just desired size(s) and in addition features trimless pattern assembly! Open the PDF in Adobe, select the layer thumbnail on the left-hand menu and then select the size(s) to print. See this tutorial for more information.
  • Designed for both letter and A4 paper printing.
  • Because we value work at home business, feel free to use this pattern in your home sewing businesses.

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Size charts

Fabric requirements

Line drawing


Updated 6/25/21 to add sizes 26-32

Updated 6/28/21: Print at home & instructions file updated to correct print chart, finished measurements CM error and added fabric requirements for new sizes.

Updated 6/14/22: fixed missing size 10 c cup bodice dart

Updated 3/14/22 to fix mix up with slash pocket labeling in the tutorial

Updated print at home file to correct a typo on the finished measurement chart 12/7/21

Updated 5/31/23: fixed missing size 12 c cup bodice dart

24 reviews for Lyric Dress & Peplum

  1. lrain1 (verified owner)

    I made the sleeveless dress version of this pattern, the instructions are clear and easy to understand. The pattern went together very well, I am very happy with this pattern

  2. Paulette Finnegan (verified owner)

    I made the Lyric dress version in a woven stretch cotton sateen from Mood. It turned out very nicely. I raised the neckline by 1 inch, and am not certain that I needed to do that. The full bust option was so convenient, I did lower the darts, added 3/4 inch to the upper back, and adjusted the back darts to accommodate my waist. Then I made a shirt with the short bishop sleeves, that turned out flattering, also. I may make another using Karina’s no button hack. This is such a good pattern.

  3. mrs.jweston (verified owner)

    Instructions were clear. Fit wasn’t quite as accurate with this lyric dress than other Love Notions patterns I’ve used but still an adorable dress. And, that’s what muslins are for!! I’ll definitely be making another lyric dress… or top…. can’t decide!

  4. brooke (verified owner)

    I am obsessed with this dress!!! I love that you can create a different look with different fabrics.

  5. Caroline Dorsey (verified owner)

    This is a great fitting pattern. I barely had to do any full bust alterations which is very exciting. I did the sleeveless version and I like how the armhole and neckline is finished with the bias binding. Directions are well written

  6. Sharon Johnson (verified owner)

    I love how many sleeve options are included with this dress. Once you get your fit down, you can really make so many different looks. I’ve even borrowed a sleeve to swap onto another pattern. Such a great value.

  7. Alicia Gutierrez (verified owner)

    Because I can never have enough dresses and I just love this shirt dress style. Wonderful pattern

  8. Staci (verified owner)

    I was looking for the perfect dress that had buttons down the front that was made for wovens. This is it!! It is so super flattering! This is my absolute favorite dress! Love that it comes with full bust pieces and easy to follow instructions!

  9. Nancy Karpen (verified owner)

    This is only my second Love Notions patterns and there will be more! I usually avoid pdf patterns because I hate putting them together. Needing no trimming it was so much easier to put together. I was looking for a pattern to knock off a $1,400 Jil Sanders linen top. This worked out to be a perfect choice. I made it in black linen with matching pants. It’s a well drafted pattern that made it easy to hack into what I wanted to make. I will be making this again, as drafted perhaps and definitely with alterations.

  10. Lrain (verified owner)

    I did the sleeveless version of this dress, I usually do the shirts first but this one just needed to be a dress and it turned out fabulous.. all the fretting for nothing.

  11. longpastmidnight (verified owner)

    Please be aware that although printing this pattern at home will take some time and some paper, it will certainly avoid the unbelievably high cost to print it at a shop. I got mine printed on copier paper weight paper today at CopyQuik in Hagerstown, Maryland, using the large format file and for the four sheets it cost $132.11. I could not believe the cost. Take my advice and print on your home printer. While you are taping all those sheets together you can be smiling that you didn’t make the same costly mistake I did!! Love the pattern! Thank you.

    • Tami Meyer (verified owner)

      That is insane! It should not cost more than $2-4 per sheet. NExt time try

  12. sandramthwaites (verified owner)

    This was my first Love Notions pattern. I made the midi length skirt with flared skirt and elbow length bishop sleeves. I made a practice garment first, which I normally don’t do, but as it was my first pattern from this company, I wanted to be sure of fit before cutting into the “good” fabric. I’m not a fan of bias binding around the neck edge, so changed that to a front and back facing, but that’s easy enough to do, and just personal preference. I was in between sizes, and for the practice garment I sized down. That was a mistake. I got a better fit for the final garment when I sized up. I also found the “mdi” length a bit misleading. I’m not a tall person, and the midi length on me was just below the knee. For me, midi length means mid calf, and I did lengthen the skirt for the final garment. The pockets seemed a bit small and you want might to enlarge those. The other thing I would like (and maybe its there but I just couldn’t find it) is an “express instructions” for those who just want a brief overview of the order of steps. I didn’t look at the instructions at all because they were just too long. Probably great for those who are newer to sewing but it just seemed like way too much to wade through for me. The drafting was first rate. Everything fit together the way it was supposed, and the final fit was great. I really like the cut of the flared skirt. It makes a fun, slightly flirty skirt. I will definitely be making more!

  13. mindyclagett (verified owner)

    I made the lyric dress with bishop sleeves using some fun printed flannel that was on sale after Christmas. I plan to make it out of fine wale corduroy, but used the flannel as my muslin. It came together so easily, and I love the fit. I won’t need to make any alterations, and the flannel will be a fun party dress in the Christmas season. I will be excited to make many more of this pattern!

  14. Jennifer Hadley (verified owner)

    After procrastinating to make this peplum, I found that the adjustments to dart placements wasn’t so overwhelming! I have few tweaks to make for a finished peplum then I want to make a dress with some ruffles on the bottom.

  15. Haruna Harris (verified owner)

    It took me a while to make this dress but once done, I couldn’t be happier! It’s such a lovely dress. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. Adjusting the darts, however was challenging for me. I’m glad that I made a muslin so that next time I can just follow it.

  16. Elisabeth Hirschi (verified owner)

    I love the buttons all the way down look! So versatile with different fabrics!

  17. odyjimg (verified owner)

    I made the Lyric Dress in a lovely sheer navy with red birds. Such a lovely dress!! The fit was great and all I did was to do a HRB and lower the waist an inch. I also put on a flutter sleeve — very pretty. Great dress and I will make it again.

  18. Jamie Wright (verified owner)

    I have made this pattern 3 times and love them all so much. The directions were clear and easy to follow. All the LN patterns that I have tried fit me very well. This is the first pattern company that I can actually wear what I make.

  19. sandy chant (verified owner)

    I’m delighted with my Lyric dress. I had been hesitant to make it as I generally have to make a significant FBA on woven fabric patterns, So first I made a muslin by selecting my size based on high bust measurement, I then graded out to a larger size and the D cup option, dropping the side darts 1 1/2 inches. The fitting instructions were helpful with this. I was very happy with the fit with minimal work compared to having to make a large FBA. I then made my intended dress, hacking the pattern to a shorter skirt, but replacing the length with a ruffle. I will definitely be making more Lyric dresses.

  20. Sharon rawlings (verified owner)

    Perfect pattern and fit. Especially with some delicious linen.

  21. Dale Luxford (verified owner)

    I made a sleeveless dress in purple linen, and it turned out great! I love the pockets, and might even make them a little deeper next time. The button placket and the bias binding finish this beautifully, inside and out.

  22. Dale Luxford (verified owner)

    I made a sleeveless dress in purple linen, and it turned out great! I love the pockets, and might even make them a little deeper next time. The button placket and the bias binding finish this beautifully, inside and out. I look forward to making many more!

  23. Catherine van Kampen (verified owner)

    I love the lyric pattern! I have made it 4 times, I think. Twice for myself and then once for my 11 year old, and once for my 15 year old. The girls love their dresses as do I. I used the Facebook group as a resource to help me get the bust darts in the right place. I’m tall and needed to add an inch to the bodice length, right below the armscye.
    I am so happy with the fit and I definitely want to make another soon! I also found that I could get away with only making the middle 5 buttons with functional buttonholes (the waist area) as the rest can be sewn right on and the dress can be pulled up over my head to get off. This will vary by body shape, though, so be careful!

  24. Rebecca Laugharne (verified owner)

    I made the Lyric dress out of cotton, thinking it would be a wearable muslin. I used the full bust pieces and the fit was perfect first time, I’m so happy that a woven pattern was able to fit me when usually I need so many adjustments! Will definitely be making all the versions now 🙂

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