Mariam is a fun shirt-dress, with a half-circle skirt, half sleeves, and a button front.

The bodice is fitted like a proper shirt, but the twirly skirt (with pockets!) gives it a great drape, making Mariam a great choice for workwear and regular use!

The design was inspired by the fabric I used for this version - the TARDIS! I knew this would be the perfect structure for a print like this, and it evolved into this skirt dress from there!

Mariam has:

  • a fitted shirt bodice

  • a button front (with customisable colours!)

  • side pockets and a half-circle skirt

  • half sleeves

  • a reinforced back yoke


Mariam is available in any of my geometric or African wax prints. Check out the galleries below, and send me the name of the fabric you like during checkout. 

Each fabric is exclusive to you and your piece, as well as being bespoke to your measurements - so every piece of clothing is completely unique.  

Click each image to read their individual stories - where they’re from, their sustainability stories, and the ethics behind their production. 

Styling Tip

With the vibrancy of these prints, Mariam’s styling options are endless! Dress for work with a monochrome blazer, or for an occasion with a contrasting colour and jewellery!

I like to wear my piece with a waist belt and a black blazer, which shows off the tailoring really well.

How to Order

  1. Choose between a piece made to your general size or in your exact measurements. Check out our inclusive and body-positive size charts here.

  2. Choose your fabric. 

If you can’t decide or need some help, just let me know. If you have a favourite colour, this can help me narrow down a selection for your piece. 

Please allow up to two weeks to complete your Mariam dress, plus delivery. I’ll keep you updated throughout the process, of course. 

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Who made it? Who designed it? 

Everything at Syra Brownlock is made and designed by me - from the sketches to the pattern to the outfit in your hands. 

Everything is made to order to ensure minimal waste, and is made according to your style and size. 

I use only ethically-sourced fabrics, and even materials like buttons and zips. Everything is sustainable, fairly traded, handmade, spun or dyed, or environmentally-friendly. Along with your creation you'll also receive a card with details of everything that's gone into it, so you know your purchase supports your values.

About Mariam

This dress is named after Mariam Hazen from Reform Studio, an incredible Egyptian brand working with reusable plastics in their own-brand fabrics.