It finally arrived today, after paying stupidly large customs charge! Damn you UK customs! *waves fist angrily* I ordered simple JSK version and matching bonnet and dark tights.
I am not going to make a proper review but I will just say what I think about this dress. I order it,I decided to get it and I am not disappointed. I am glad that I chose the brown colour although it was a tough choice as I liked all of them, especially ivory. To be honest I really wanted to get the princess sleeve OP but it wasn't available online. I hope I will get it in the future via Japanese auction sites! Fingers crossed!
The dress is simple in it's design and I like it as the print itself creates the whole wow look in my opinion. I also like the little things like the gold frills, although I personally would prefer to have them in dark brown not gold.
Just like all Angelic Pretty dresses, this dress doesn't have back lacing only shirring. The fabric is nice and thick although not as heavy as the Chocolate Rosette.
There are also some things I don't like about this dress. First, the extra petticoat layer underneath. I don't own many AP dresses, but I think they add it to every dress. In my opinion it makes the dress a bit tacky.... Secondly, the whole design of two bow brooches wasn't thought through by AP. The ribbons are way too big to hold shape so they kind of hang down looking sad.... Also they are not symmetric and the longer bit is on the top of the shorter one and it's just not possible to make it look like a proper bow ribbon. I think I will either redo it and sew it again to make it look properly, or just make a new one by myself. Dunno yet....
Overall I do like this dress and I will keep it for a very long time, maybe forever. I also would like to get a different colour in the future, if my finances will allow me to. I will be ordering ivory tight too as I want to coordinate this dress in brighter way. And I already have so many ideas for head wear for it! Can't wait to start crafting! Now I will stop rambling and I will leave you with the photos below.Please forgive me the darkness, I was taking photos late evening so the colours might not match the reality of this dress.
AP's stock photo
And here is a quick coord of the Musee du Chocolate
and my cat, Kai coordinating pretty well with it's brown colours! :D