And All I Got Were These (Actually Not At All) Lousy Shoes
I mentioned way back when that I had made an order from Taobao for some stuffs. Well they actually arrived ages ago, but I have was so disappointed with it, that I didn't want to post about it at all. >_< But since these shoes are actually really nice and fit TGs perfectly, I can at least show them off!
These shoes were bought from this shop. I've bought from them before as well, both 1/6 shoes (the ones Cotton currently wears although I first bought them for Rigel) and some SD clothes. Everything I've gotten have been as pictured and seem to be great quality. :) I can heartily reccomend!
I also bought a black underskirt from Classical Puppets, This too is great! The organza makes for very puffy look and it looks marvellous under my black onepiece. ^-^ Classical Puppets is quite known for their quality petticoats and I can join the choir here. I have this same cupcake petti in white as well, and a white A-line petti and both of them are excellent guality too and have not lost their puffyness with age. I might even get a third cupcake petti, in some pastel colour (mint or pink) for really sweet coords.
...But then... I ordered two custom size shirts from this shop. I have bought from them too before and the quality has been nice. First I got some standard size shirts, which were nice thick mesh and looked very good with my coords, but I just couldn't fit into them anymore. Just before I got pregnant I ordered two short sleeved custom sized shirts that were ok (although didn't fit over my pregnancy boobs), but that might have been because I ordered them as "XXcm chest and the rest in size L". Now I ordered two new long sleeved ones and gave more custom measurements. And it failed soooo bad! Although it can be said that it is at least partially my own fault for not simply being clear enough. >_<
I ordered this brown shirt and gave custom measurements of "chest circumference", "shoulder to shoulder", "shoulder to wrist", "waist circumference" and "shoulder to waist". I also noted that they should ask for more measurements if needed, but I assumed that they could have winged the rest from their general patterns. What I got:
They bloody cropped the whole shirt to 50cm in height! >_< In the shop picture the shirt clearly goes down onto the hips and I had just assumed they would have automatically made the shirt longer than what I gave as a "shoulder to waist" measurement. I gave that measurement so that they could see where the shirt's waistline needed to be (since there are waistbands in the back and all). But apparently I should have been more clear and given a "shoulder to hip" measurement as well... The shirt is now too short to have actual use...
It is also a very ugly colour and not as in the shop pictures! I have had this same shirt in a standard size and that shirt was a very lovely rich chocolate colour, whereas this thing is a dull dusty grey-brown. :( Plus they have sewn some of the buttons upside down... Sure, that is easily fixed, but just shows the poor attention to detail.
I also ordered this white shirt, but since I had given the same measurements, it has the same problem with lenght as this brown one... :( And also it looks poor quality, the bows are not as neat as pictured and are actually a shade different than the base shirt. I didn't even take any photos of it, since I was just so disappointed with it.
So that's two shirts that I have to trash and it leaves me with still no loli shirts to wear. :( The dealer I used (Spreenow.com) took my complaints, but I don't really think that they can do anything about it, since these were custom orders and the fault is at the shop. I sure won't be shopping from Strawberry again though! You can try at your own risk, but I recommend you be really careful with the measurements you give to them!
Well, luckily romatic style has been in general style, so I just have to go shop in local retail shops to see if I can get some loliable shirts from there. I do have that one mesh shirt from H&M that I love (even paired with non-loli clothes) so I'm hopeful.