Seren Dress

Tilly and the Buttons


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Buy the Seren Dress sewing pattern from Tilly and the Buttons. This flirty button-front 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, and 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.

What we think: I (Rachel) made the Seren Dress this summer, and it was a really flattering shape. I liked the wide straps to cover my bra and the optional flounce at the bust was a lovely design detail. Definitely more suited to an intermediate maker as you’ll need to be confident with sewing your buttonholes!

Suggested fabrics: 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 requirements: Fabric must be at least 130 cm (51″) wide for knee-length version, 150 cm (60″) wide for midi-length version.

Knee-length version: 150 cm (60″) wide fabric: 2.2 m (2 1/2 yards) (0.2 m (1/4 yard) less without flounce) // 130 cm (51″) wide fabric: 2.7 m (2 7/8 Žyards) (0.4 m (3/8 yard) less without flounce)

Midi-length version: 150 cm (60″) wide fabric: 2.5 m (2 3/4 yards) (0.2 m (1/4 yard) less without flounce)

Sizing: 1 – 8 (UK 6 – 20). Please check the size chart.

Notions: Matching thread; 0.8 m (1 yard) interfacing (similar weight to your fabric); 12-18 mm (1/2″-3/4″) wide buttons (14 for knee-length version or 15 for midi-length version).

This sewing pattern is available in PAPER format.

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Linen

Make time

All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner, Intermediate


UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48

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