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garment series: davenport dress

Springtime is headed our way and what better way to prepare than by adding this beautiful dress to your handmade wardrobe collection! The Davenport Dress by Friday Pattern Co. is the perfect throw-on-and-go dress for the transitional winter-to-spring weather.

The Davenport Dress features full sleeves with an elastic ruffle hem as well as a shoulder flutter detail. The hem hits above the knees but with the ruffled style this would be easy to turn into a maxi. The front neckline is gathered in with elastic, and the waist features a drawstring so the dress can be pulled on and off without any closures. Most importantly, the Davenport features roomy pockets... nothing beats a dress with pockets!

During this 2-week class, students will learn how to sew a yoke using the burrito method and will learn how to sew gathers. Please note that there may be homework in between classes to ensure you finish your dress on time.

This class is suitable for confident beginner to intermediate students, especially recommended for those who have graduated from our Garment 101 class. Ideally, students should have some prior experience with garment sewing, but it is not required. However, students MUST have prior sewing experience and must be able to confidently operate a sewing machine independently.

Students must arrive to class on time, with fabric cut out and ready to sew.   We are offering an optional cutting session on Friday, March 8th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm for anyone wishing to determine their size and cut fabric under the guidance of an instructor. Register your seat for the cutting session here!

Required Materials:
- (1) Pattern: Davenport Dress by Friday Pattern Co.
- (1) spool of coordinating thread
- 1 yd of 3/8" wide elastic
- fabric - please refer to the pattern's yardage requirements to determine how much fabric you'll need

Recommended Fabric:
- We recommend using lightweight to midweight woven fabrics, such as cotton lawnrayon or linen. Our staff is more than happy to help you with your selections!
- Fabric MUST be purchased from our shop. Our staff is more than happy to help you with your selections!
- As with all garment classes, we recommend students wash and dry their fabric prior to the beginning of class to prevent any further fabric shrinkage.

Depends on the size of dress being made, please refer to the pattern for accurate measurements. The pattern accommodates sizes 0-32 (XS-7X). You may need to purchase extra yardage if your fabric is directional, striped or has an obvious repeat.

Required Tools:
fabric scissors
seam gauge
seam ripper
pins and/or wonder clips
chalk or frixion pen
clover hot press ruler (optional)

Cancellation Policy:
If you are unable to attend the class, a refund will only be provided if you notify us 72 hours in advance in writing by email and there is a waitlist for the class, and we are able to fill your spot.  Otherwise, a credit for a future class will be issued.

No refunds or credits will be provided if you notify us less than 72 hours in advance. By registering for the class, you are agreeing to this cancellation policy.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
Materials Included: No
Requirements: Students must purchase their fabric and materials from our shop. We recommend students wash and dry their fabric prior to the start of class to prevent any further shrinking.
Instructor: Erin Baginski

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
  • Tel: 908.232.0600
  • Email:
  • 361 South Avenue E.,
  • Westfield, NJ 07090