Vogue Patterns V1447 Designer Dress in Downtown NYC

Vogue Patterns V1447 dress pattern by Tracy Reese.

Vogue Patterns V1447 dress pattern by Tracy Reese.


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This Tracy Reese dress for Vogue Patterns is the last of our summer on-location photo shoots. Can you believe our model Karen needed to return to her regular McCall’s job of art directing?! We shot these photos in the Chase Bank plaza across the street from our office. (Managed to get in a couple of shots before a security guard gave us dirty looks, forcing us to scurry away.)

Karen loves this dress pattern and we do too. The lace and the contrasting lining are a striking combination, especially when you make it in black like the designer did. You could sew it yourself in lace and mesh, or try it all in a lightweight brocade and not worry so much about the contrast lining. This is a great dress to wear to a wedding or summer special occasion.

To help you sew it, we took photos of the inside of it and posted them to our Pinterest board “Detail Photos: Vogue Patterns.” The inside is almost as pretty as the outside:

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Coming tomorrow: It’s Ebenezer Butterick’s birthday and we’re giving away stuff to help celebrate! Check back then…


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  1. Oh my…I may have bought just the fabric (white cotton florals sewn on a black mesh) for this pattern, which I don’t have yet. Brocade might work, but this dress wants to be floaty in eyelet for summer! And a contrast lining would be so much fun! Now why would a security guard chase you and Karen away? Insane!

  2. Wow, somehow I hadn’t noticed that curved back detail until now. That is so, so pretty!


  4. I’ve been contemplating this pattern myself. To me, the straps pose a “bra problem”. Any suggestions?

    1. Hi Sandra! Actually, the straps are wide enough to cover a bra strap. I don’t remember having trouble with Karen’s bra peeking through when we did this photo shoot.

      1. I agree Meg and if she wants she can widen it a little.

  5. Such a beautiful dress! Love the on location photo shoots…so classy.

  6. Enjoyable, keep them coming!

  7. Very cute dress..ok I’m buying….

  8. Those shoes are to die for!

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