The Davenport Dress is the perfect throw-on and go dress. Whether you're shopping at your local farmers market or hanging out around the house, this ruffley dress will have you feeling cute and comfortable. It features full sleeves with an elastic ruffle hem as well as a shoulder flutter detail. The hem hits above the knees. The front neckline is gathered in with elastic, and the waist features a drawstring so this dress can be pulled on and off without any closures. Most importantly, the Davenport features roomy pockets that are perfect for stowing away all of your treasures. This pattern is suitable for all skill levels and we will take you step-by-step through the sewing process.
Skill Level: Novice
Recommended Fabric: The Davenport Dress is designed for light to mid weight woven fabrics. Fabrics like cotton lawn or linen will make this a great dress for spring and summer. If you want it to be a bit fancier, it can be sewn from a silk or something with a bit of drape.
1 Yard (0.9 metres), 3/8" (1cm) wide elastic
- Safety pin
- Matching thread
Measurements & Fabric Requirements:
45″ (114 cm) wide fabric: 3.5 – 5.66 yd (3.2 – 5.2 m) // 54″-60″ (137-162 cm) wide fabric: 2.75 – 4.66 yd (2.5 – 4.3 m).
You may need to purchase extra fabric if your fabric has a heavy nap, is directional, striped, or has an obvious repeat.