Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Seven Days of SWAP - Day Four

The Showstopper...

Yeap that's how I think of this dress - Simplicity 4014. The pattern is the key to the sucess of this dress and then the fabric adds the "wow" factor. The dress has princess seams with a great flare hem which gives the dress a twirly factor. I was looking for a reversible piece and I didn't want to make a top or a coat, and this fit the bill. As I have previously blogged about I am really pleased with the final results.

This one of the most versatile pieces in the collection. Not only can it be worn with a jacket to the office but it can be worn separately with some stunning jewelry as a great date dress. Whatever looks I can make with this dress, they are automatically doubled because it is reversible.

Simplicity 4014 - a lined princess seam dress with a wing collared jacket. I will definitely make this dress again. And to me that is a true mark of a great pattern. The copyright date on this pattern is 2006 and I know that it is still on the website.

Two 100% polyester prints

3 yards of a black satin binding

Construction Details:
Slide down to the Sunday, April 8th post and read all about them there.

How I plan to wear it:
1. Purple dress alone
2. Gray dress alone
3. Purple with black jacket
4. Gray with black jacket
5. Purple dress with sweaterknit jacket
6. Gray dress with sweaterknit jacket
7. Gray dress with Tamoutsu dress
8. Lilac dress with Tamoutsu dress

And that's day four...

*sorry I have no pics but Blogger is not being cooperative tonight! You can see more at my yahoo site in the folder called "Corporate Chic!"


  1. Great dress(s).....was it any quicker than making two separate dresses? And how did you do the hem so that one side would not peep out from under the other?

    Ps - loving the day by day entries :)

  2. Gorgeous! I'm loving your SWAP more and more!

  3. carolyn, it all looks fantastic! great job!

  4. Carolyn, It's absolutely fabulous. I too would like to know how you did the hem. I love it!! Corporate Chic indeed.

  5. This dress is one of my fav pieces of your whole SWAP - both sides are so cool and versatile!

  6. Carolyn, I have been on vacation so I have not read your blog since March 31. What a treat to be able to see all your blog entries on your SWAP at once. It is stunning! I absolutely love, love that reversible dress. How cool and how clever. Your whole SWAP is just gorgeous. And the way yourused your Tamatsu pattern to make a jacketdress. I have always coveted one of those. Alas I don't work in corporate anymore, so I would only be able to wear it to the grocery store. Thanks for sharing!


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