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Secret Garden dress

Added Mar 9, 2011

by Vivat Veritas

Tokyo, Japan






I love love love this dress and how the photo came out!

I collaborated with an UK photographer, Amelia Aventine to make a small range with a theme “secret garden”.

The dress pattern was drafted by me. I bought the fabric here in Japan.
I made this for my etsy shop!

more photos of secret garden shoot, check out my blog

Photo: Amelia Aventine
Model: Yurie Nakatomi

Material Notes

cotton, button, invisible zipper, thread




Garment Type

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    Apr 5, 2011, 12.45 AMby mnavoy

    very beautiful dress, i love the front cut out

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    Mar 22, 2011, 08.22 PMby lelie

    Lovely dress and great pics!

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    Mar 22, 2011, 08.02 PMby lelie

    great dress!

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    Mar 21, 2011, 08.36 PMby dabura

    Beautiful dress!

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    Mar 20, 2011, 03.05 PMby erin

    Really nice!

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    Mar 20, 2011, 12.20 PMby 6kidsathome

    love the top of the dress so feminine

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    Mar 20, 2011, 12.20 PMby 6kidsathome

    love the top of the dress so feminine

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    Mar 17, 2011, 12.27 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    Dress is darling, and I’m with the one commentator who suggested some straightforward shots of the dress. I’d suggest a mannequin, with no-nonsense lighting. What other fabrics would work for this dress, btw?

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      Mar 19, 2011, 01.07 PMby Vivat Veritas

      i added one picture of the dress in dress form for a better view:)

      i think you can make this dress in cotton or some kind of cotton blend. as long as there is no stretch to the fabric.

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    Mar 16, 2011, 10.09 PMby bhs

    It is so dreamy lovely!

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    Mar 16, 2011, 08.48 PMby amaydak

    Beautiful work, as always. :)

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    Mar 16, 2011, 06.35 PMby ambermarks

    You are very beautiful :) and dress is amazing – I love this vintage touch:)

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      Mar 19, 2011, 01.07 PMby Vivat Veritas

      haha its not me! the model we use was just stunning!

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    Mar 16, 2011, 06.26 PMby wonderlandalys

    Totally amazing! I love the cut out front. And the fabric is just beautiful. Really well done.

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    Mar 16, 2011, 03.32 PMby robygiup

    Great idea, I love this pattern, the dress turned out lovely!!! And great pictures too! :)

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    Mar 12, 2011, 03.51 PMby becky-del-paramo

    Beautiful dress and beautiful model!! Great job :D

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    Mar 11, 2011, 12.50 PMby charlotteauzou

    Great pictures ! (and great dress too :D)

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    Mar 10, 2011, 06.13 PMby daisylynn

    I think the dress and photographs are beuatiful, too. However, I would have one suggestion for you. As I understand, this dress will be for sale in your shop. I would suggest you take at least one photo where the model is standing in a natural, straight-backed posture with her shoulders back and head held higher… that way, potential buyers can better see what the dress will look like on them in everyday life rather than a romantic fashion shoot. Do you understand what I mean? The postures in the photos are very lovely and haute couture, but absolutely unhelpful if I want to decide whether the dress would suit me as a client or not as I can’t see how the dress bodice will hang on the frame… I hope you take this comment in the spirit it is given, as a helpful suggestion from one crafter to another! I love your work and your pieces are always a delight to view!

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      Mar 10, 2011, 11.59 PMby Vivat Veritas

      hi! thank you for your suggestions! very helpful:)

      for my shop, i have listed some photos of the dress in dress form so that the potential buyers can see it better:)

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    Mar 9, 2011, 11.03 PMby Vivat Veritas

    thank u everyone! :)

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    Mar 9, 2011, 06.04 PMby lanternwaste33

    I really like this. Very flirty and sweet at the same time; and great photos!

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    Mar 9, 2011, 03.42 PMby leahfranqui

    So beautiful! Amazing photos!

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    Mar 9, 2011, 03.22 PMby Priscilla Folley

    I love it. Very very cute.

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