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We are so excited to introduce our brand new sewing pattern, the Davenport Dress! In this blog post we will share more details about the pattern, sizing, and a few inspirational images to get you ready to make! Keep reading to find out more.


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. Available in sizes XS-7X; 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 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 in the instructions and on our YouTube channel. Below is our introduction video, talking all about the pattern and our sew along video will be up next week.

For launch week, we are offering 20% off the pattern with code DAVENPORT which expires 4/25. Shop the pattern here

Fabric Inspiration:

The Davenport is designed for wovens and can be made in a wide variety of fabrics. The green fabric worn by our model Kate is made in a quilting cotton, which is widely available and usually ranges in cost to suit all budgets. The light yellow and white fabric is a cotton linen blend is lighter in weight than the green quilting cotton which is perfect for the summer months. 

Depending on the season you might want to choose something more lightweight, especially in hot climates. We have some blog posts coming soon as well to show how to omit the sleeves.

Other fabrics you could look for are things like linen, cotton, tencel, rayon, silk, and more! Anything light to medium weight will work well as the fabric doesn't need to drapey in order for the waist tie and gathers to look good. 

Inspiration:

Cottage Core - Floral 

The Davenport looks amazing made in various florals and prints for a cottage, bohemian and cute aesthetic. It’s a great throw on for summer days when made in lightweight swishy fabrics. 

Season-less styles - Classic colors & fabric choices for an all-year-round dress. 

The great thing about this pattern is the longer sleeves means it can easily be a season-less dress that can be styled all year round. Layered with tights and a cardigan for the colder months, or with a simple pair of Birkenstocks in the summer. 

We hope you enjoy the Davenport Dress pattern as much as we do. You can purchase the pattern now here and it will be available in printed format soon. Share your makes on social media and tag us @FridayPatternCompany #DavenportDress #FridayPatternCompany

Images: 1 - orange florals 2 - Blue print dress close up 3 - pink dress 4- black floral 5 - plain pink/taupe dress  6 - rust polkadot dress  7 - red lacey dress    midi dress   8 - blue tencil dress