Brand Tilly And The Buttons
Keep cool this Summer in a breezy sundress you’ve made yourself. Seren has a flirty, seventies vibe, perfect for picnics in the park or dressing up for cocktails under the stars. Just add espadrilles and a straw hat for effortless style.
The Seren dress has a fitted bodice shaped with bust darts, with a separate waistband to cinch you in, flowing into a flared skirt. It has a button-down front, classic square neckline and shoulder straps wide enough to cover your bra.
Choose from knee-length or midi-length hemline, classic or tie-front bodice, or add the on-trend neckline flounce.
Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, Seren includes jargon-busting instructions, helpful sewing tips, and colour photos showing you each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.
SKILL LEVEL - Improvers
FABRIC SUGGESTIONS - Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics such as cotton lawn, chambray, shirting, seersucker, broderie anglaise, linen, viscose (rayon), crêpe de chine. If you’re making the flounce, choose a drapey fabric to keep it soft and flowy.
- Knee-length version: 2.2m (2 ½yd) x 150cm (60in) wide [0.2m (1/4yd) less without flounce] OR 2.7m (2 7⁄8yd) x 130cm (51in) wide [0.4m (3/8yd) less without flounce]
Midi-length version: 2.5m (2¾yd) x 150cm (60in) wide [0.2m (1/4yd) less without flounce](fabric must be at least 130cm (51in) wide for knee-length version, 150cm (60in) wide for midi-length version)
0.8m (1yd) interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
12-18mm (1/2-3/4in) wide buttons – 14 for knee-length version or 15 for midi-length version
Sewing machine and basic tools, incl buttonhole foot
SIZES (body measurements)
|1 (UK 6 / US 2 / EUR 34)||76cm (30in)||61cm (24in)||84cm (33in)|
|2 (UK 8 / US 4 / EUR 36)||81cm (32in)||66cm (26in)||89cm (35in)|
|3 (UK 10 / US 6 / EUR 38)||86.5cm (34in)||71cm (28in)||94cm (37in)|
|4 (UK 12 / US 8 / EUR 40)||91.5cm (36in)||76cm (30in)||99cm (39in)|
|5 (UK 14 / US 10 / EUR 42)||96.5cm (38in)||81cm (32in)||104cm (41in)|
|6 (UK 16 / US 12 / EUR 44)||101.5cm (40in)||86.5cm (34in)||109cm (43in)|
|7 (UK 18 / US 14 / EUR 46)||106.5cm (42in)||91.5cm (36in)||114cm (45in)|
|8 (UK 20 / US 16 / EUR 48)||112cm (44in)||96.5cm (38in)||119.5cm (47in)|