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Ok, to start out, I’d like to say that at least two of the failed order attempts were my fault because of a minor miscommunication with paypal, which has since been resolved.

5/10/13- I ordered a navy summer style seifuku and a new Lolita skirt……payment went through according to paypal, but over a week later, I still hadn’t gotten an email confirm from Bodyline itself. I checked and it wasn’t in trash or spam. I just didn’t get one. (Had never happened to me before)

Luckily, with the website redesign, Bodyline made it easy to find the tracking page, so I went to that, put in my email, and was able to get my tracking number.

Well, it calmed me down quite a bit to see that my order had been “Dispatch[ed] from outward office of exchange” on May 16th….

I chose to go with air mail for shipping.

6/3/13- I received my order

Communication- 2/5 If not for that tracking section of their website, I never would have gotten any information regarding my order. What happened to confirm emails?

Packaging- 5/5 Sturdy bags as usual, nothing new here

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Now on to the items themselves!!

Lolita skirt-  L353

I really wanted it in grey, but they had only black in stock in my size. Looking back, that was silly. The black colorway looks great. The front has a nice lacing section, which I’m going to tie a bit tighter to offset a little looseness in the waistband. There is a well-hidden zipper to the side and two ruffles at the bottom.  The skirt fits comfortably slightly above my waist. For construction I give it a 5/5

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IMG_1594 Close up of the zipper area

Now here comes the BAD part….the seifuku. I ordered Costume 410 in navy in size small. The stock image looks like this (left):

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The packaging was nice

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I am the same height, but have larger waist and bust but smaller hips than the model. (Hella petite by many American stores’ sizing) I struggled to fit in this costume!! The top was way too short, and even rode up showing most of my bra when I moved my arms. The skirt was too tight on the waist- luckily a quick sewing fix- and way too short. (Does not pass the bend over test- barely passes the stand up test!!) I knew that it would be short, but the measurements on Bodyline’s website did not give me an accurate picture of how it would fit.

I know that for $28 I shouldn’t get too upset. You get what you pay for, but still….I will wear a cami under the shirt, but the skirt is too small to fit shorts underneath….I own another longer skirt that matches in color, luckily.

Otherwise, it seems to be constructed well enough. No loose threads or badly done seams. The pleats on the skirt were sewn together for transport, which shows that they did take care in packaging the skirt. A minute with the seam ripper and it was ready to wear. Color matches the reference photo for navy quite well.

MY ADVICE if you want a seifuku, order costume 323 or 324, they seem to have much longer skirts. Especially if you have a long torso (the shirt seems longer) or are a taller person (aka Western)

Now, for a picture spam. Shown: zipper of skirt, zipper and snaps of shirt, bow, and detail of the back of the shirt.

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Part 2 of my review of my new petticoat. I ordered a Classical Puppets A-line petticoat (either I or III, I can’t remember)

Construction- 5/5

Very soft lining and many layers of fluffy material. It’s so poofy!! It’s almost too big to fit under my older skirts. Waistband fits perfectly (I’m 26inches at waist) Unlike other pettis, this one does not itch at all. The price reflects the poof you get- worth the splurge! Don’t bother with cheaper pettis (like I did), just do straight for this one or any of the other Classical Puppets petticoats.

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Poof straight out of the bag!!

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Without petti (body line skirt)

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With petti

5/5/13- sent first email at noon regarding the petticoat, asked a few questions about shipping

5/6/13- 8am received response, answers to questions, and order form.

Filled out form and sent back later that day. Order confirmed

5/7/13- payment made

5/8/13- payment received, confirmed

5/9/13- received email that petti was at sorter center, got tracking information and links, and a picture of the package.

5/21/13- package arrived!

Any blunders made in this process was entirely by me- I sent some extra emails just because I was in the process of setting up my brand new paypal account, and had been having issues with transactions (all solved now!!)

Communication- 5/5

For my first time using a shopping service, everything went sooo smoothly. Martin was very helpful, answered all questions, and overall made the process very easy.

Time- 5/5

16 days from first email to getting the petti. The Clobbaoonline website says that it takes like 25+ days to manufacture, but I guess they already had some in stock. (It is a commonly used petti) Very pleased, I ordered it for my birthday but don’t actually need it until July.

Packaging- 5/5

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Very snug fit, I was worried about cutting the fabric by accident. Boy, I was wrong. Petti is in a small plastic bag, which was wrapped in bubble wrap, which was then wrapped in another bag. Very sturdy. The petti is very poofy coming straight out of such tight packing, I’m surprised.

The bubble wrap itself smelled terrible (can’t explain it, but it was baaaad), but the petti has no scent.

Be sure to come back for part 2…..the quality of the petticoat itself….

(I don’t have time at the moment to try it on and take comparison pictures….)


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