29 June 2018

Meet the Seren sewing pattern!

Seren sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Seren sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Seren sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Seren sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Seren sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

Our office has been so high pitched these past few weeks, we've been so ridiculously excited to share not one but TWO brand new sewing patterns with you!

Get the deets on Stevie and read on to find out all about Seren.

Okay without further ado, let's meet Seren...


Seren sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Seren sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Seren sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

If you're looking for THE dress this summer - you know, the one you're dreaming about wearing as you shimmy under the stars with a sangria in your hand - then you've come to the right place. A pattern with multiple variations, make it as a classic button-down or add a contemporary twist with the flirty neckline flounce or pretty waist tie detail.

Seren sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

THE DESIGN


Seren has a button-down front, classic square neckline and shoulder straps wide enough to cover your bra. The bodice is shaped with bust darts, with a separate waistband to cinch you in, flowing into a flared A-line skirt.

Choose from knee-length or midi-length hemline, classic or tie-front bodice, or add the on-trend neckline flounce.

Just add espadrilles and a sun hat for instant summer style!

Seren sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Seren sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Seren sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Seren sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

THE SEWING PATTERN


We've labelled the Seren pattern for "improvers", in other words, for those of you who are looking for a project beyond beginner level, whether that's because you're more experienced or want to push yourself. There's nothing super difficult here, but you'll need to be ready to sew lots of buttonholes and do some accurate stitching if you're making the waist tie detail.

Our award-winning sewing patterns are often praised for their clear instructions and colour photos which show you each step of the make - so you're in good hands :) The pattern pieces themselves are also clearly labelled so you can see which seam is which and how they go together.

Ooh and look! New envelopes!

We've refreshed the design of our pattern envelopes to feature images of real people wearing the garments - our lovely friends Zeena Shah and Alexandra Bruce. Hopefully this should give you a better idea of what the garment will look like on - rather than on a mannequin. And, if you still can't picture it on you, do check out the #SewingSeren hashtag on Instagram in the near future to see it on a range of people in different fabrics and body shapes :)

Seren sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

Order the printed sewing pattern and we’ll send you a gorgeous package in the post. Made in the UK, our patterns are printed on durable paper which you can use again and again without it tearing or scrunching up (yasss!).

Prefer to print and assemble your pattern at home?  Buy the digital pattern and you’ll get an email in an instant with a PDF to download.

Seren is also available to buy from fabric shops and departments stores around the world. If your favourite shop doesn’t stock it, please ask them to! ;)

Seren sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Seren sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

SIZING AND SUPPLIES


Seren can be made in light- to medium-weight woven fabrics, such as cotton lawn, chambray, seersucker, shirting, broderie anglaise, linen, viscose (rayon) or crepe de chine. If you're making the flounce, choose fabric that has a nice drape to it so it hangs nicely.

Keep your eyes peeled for a blog post coming next week in which we'll share some fabrics we've seen around the Internet that we think go perfectly with Seren.

The pattern includes eight sizes – from UK 6 – 20, US 2 – 16, or EUR 34 – 48. You can see the exact body measurements on the sizing chart.

Find out how much fabric and other supplies you’ll need for each version on the shop page.

Seren sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Seren sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Seren sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

Oh my gosh, you stunning do Alex and Zeena look?? We're so excited to see how amazing you're going to look in the Seren sundress too, so please share with us on Instagram @TillyButtons with the hashtag #SewingSeren. Order your pattern today!

Photographer: Jane Looker
Hair and make up: Laura Anne
Models: Alexandra Bruce and Zeena Shah
Yellow dress sewn by Zoe Edwards
Huge thanks to our amazing pattern testers for your help! x x x

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