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Made by a Fabricista: A Yellow Casual Dress!

Hello Everyone, I am so excited to share my first summer dress and it had to be in yellow (my favorite color).


The Fabric.

I selected a bumble yellow silk/cotton blend fabric. The fabric sews beautifully but one thing to note is that it frays easily so make sure your serger is on standby. It’s also “dry clean” only and I prepped the fabric by using steam to pre-shrink it.

The Pattern.

I selected the newest pattern called Davenport from Friday Pattern Company. Davenport is a casual dress that features full sleeves with an elastic ruffle hem, shoulder flutter detail, and gathered neckline with elastic. It also has a drawstring waist and no closures. I made a size medium with no modifications. It’s a pretty simple dress to make and I love all the style details added to the pattern. 

The Sewing Process.

The process of making this dress was pretty straightforward to me, I didn’t even follow the pattern instructions. Instead, I used the sewalong tutorial posted on YouTube and followed it step by step. The pattern is simple but it has a lot of details and techniques to learn. The drawstring detail at the waist was a cool detail, I added gold drawstring stopper to mine. While it’s a simple make, it does require time to fully construct the dress.

The Styling.

For this look, I simply paired the dress with a neutral toned heeled sandals. The dress can be styled with sandals, sneakers, or even dress pumps depending on the look you are going for. I know I will wearing it a lot this summer, it’s just so easy to throw on and go.

I can’t wait to wear my new comfy dress in this upcoming summer season, have a good weekend and see you on my next post! 


RALIAT  @raliat.oyinlola


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  1. Wow--I love that color. That looks great on you, and you make it sound easy....

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  2. Gorgeous color and beautiful dress!

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