The Davenport Dress Pattern - Sizes XS-7X (Up to 63" hip)
The Davenport Dress
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.
This pattern was drafted using sample measurements for a height of 5’6”. Sizes XS-XXL are designed off of a block with a B/C cup size. Sizes 1X-7X are designed off of a block with a C/D cup size.
The model in the plaid version is wearing a size small.
The model in the green floral version is wearing a size 4X.
Pattern Designer: Friday Pattern Company
Size Range: XS - 7X
Hip Measurement Range: 34" - 63"
Need help choosing your size? See Friday Pattern Company's Fit Guide for sizing information.
The Davenport Dress was designed for woven fabrics. It is suitable for light to mid-weight fabrics. Fabrics like cotton lawn or linen will make this a great dress for Spring and Summer! If you want to be a bit fancier, it can be sewn with a silk or something with a bit of drape.
Suggested Lightweight Wovens:
Suggested Midweight Wovens:
45" wide fabric:
XS - M: 3.5 yards
L - XXL: 4.25 yards
1X - 4X: 4.88 yards
5X - 7X: 5.66 yards
54"-60" wide fabric:
XS - M: 2.75 yards
L - XXL: 3.25 yards
1X - 4X: 4 yards
5X - 7X: 4.66 yards
Notions and Tools
- Matching thread
- Small safety pin or tube turning tool
- 1 yard [.9 meters], 3/8" [1cm] wide elastic