28th February 2012: Needed modifications! Incase you hadn't noticed me going on and on about it, my costume arrived!
It's wonderful, just like the photos and fits like a dream (I can actually lift my arms in this one, yay!) but there are still some little things I need to do before I declare this costume complete!
-- Cut the fringe on the wig. In my progress photos I'm actually wearing it really far back just so I can see!
-- Shorten the shirt sleeves. In the reference they're short sleeved. I bought it long-sleeved, because I wanted t osee how I feel with the long sleeves first, but no, definately want them cutting down!
-- Buy a belt. Because she wears a belt over the skirt, which leads to...
-- Put belt loops on the skirt. Only one or two, because it didn't come with any.
-- Try my booties on. It's been ages since I wore them and I want to make sure they're okay. I may need to paint them too...
-- Buy thigh highs and a suspender belt! Pretty self explanatory!
-- Reinforce the jacket buttons. As with any coat, they aren't as sturdy as they should be, so it'll just take 5 mins to make them less prone to falling off. One already has :(