7th January 2012: Nearly complete I've been lazy, and my sewing machine keeps jamming. All that I have left to do is finish the sash/belt part and to make the cuffs.
I'm not 100% to the references, to be honest.
On the video references there's a light blue-purple trim, but it didn't look right to me with the fabric that I'm using- it's a slightly lighter/brighter blue. I suppose this says that I should have used a different fabric, but the one I chose was the closest I could get, and it was a gift.
I've sacrificed the trim and in place have embroidered using chain stitch- two straight lines on either side of the opening, and the same stitch in scroll shapes on the hem at the bottom. It's pretty, and since overall the whole costume is still mostly accurate, and I've seen other people do things like beadwork instead.. I'm not beating myself up over it. It's the first time I've ever made an outfit like this, so I guess it's to be expected that I wouldn't be great at it.
Point is, this will be done before the end of January. Just waiting for relatives to bring the spare machine.