Spent nearly all day on this! This dress has given me so much trouble, it should have been done in just a few hours! :S
First of all, I had originally planned on french-seaming the insides of the entire costume, however when I tried french seaming the shoulder-sleeve seam, it just wouldn't work. I honestly don't understand what happened- I unpicked it and re-sewed it about 4 times before giving up, cutting the sleeve off, changing the sleeve patterns and trying again. I was happy when I finally managed to get the sleeve on by itself, so I decided not to even attempt french-seaming it in case it messed up again (I didn't have enough fabric left to reattempt it a third time!).
So now that I was forced to not french seam the sleeves, I gave up on trying to make the rest of the costume tidy inside so the only parts that are french-seamed are the shoulders and the skirt. The rest of it is fraying like crazy ;_; One day when I get an overlocker I'll try to tidy the insides...
Anyway, to be perfectly honest I don't really like how this sits or how it looks right now. I put the waistband where it is so I could make the skirt look the right length and still have my legs look long, but I think it looks stupid now. And because it was already higher than I wanted it, I couldn't put in darts otherwise it'd raise the waistline even MORE... so I kinda feel like it's a shapeless sack when I wear it.
I have to try getting new lace tomorrow as well, as the pongee is an off-white and the lace is a pure white. I also don't like the socks I bought, they barely come over my knee and they're very thin so you can see my skin through them. Agh :S
So all that, plus the fact that me making this costume is upsetting my friend, kinda just makes me want to throw this costume out now, to be honest. Which really sucks, because this is my favourite Miku song and I love the dress. Bleh.