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.
Fabric & Notions
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)
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
This pattern is suitable for improvers.
About the designer
Tilly and The Buttons are an independent British brand. They are well known for producing easy to use sewing patterns which come with jargon busting instructions and photos which show you how to sew each part.