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Tilly and the Buttons Seren Sewing Pattern
Fabric is sold in half metre increments, anything above 0.5 metres will be sent as a continuous length. For example, if you require 1.5 metres you’ll need to add 3 to your cart.
This flirty button-down dress is perfect for picnics in the park or cocktails under the stars. Choose from a pretty neckline flounce or tie-front bodice, with knee-length or midi hemline. Seren has bust darts, wide shoulder straps, a separate waistband for a flattering fit, flowing into a seventies-inspired A-line skirt. Just add espadrilles and a sunhat!
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.
- Fabric – 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)
- Matching thread
- 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
We try to ensure the colours in our photos are as accurate as possible, but due to variations in monitor colours we cannot guarantee an exact match.
If you’re unsure we’d recommend using our swatch service.