It's sad that F+F is so hit or miss. I have ordered from then quite a few times in the past. As with other reviews I have had "make to order" clothing that fit funny. For example they didn't ask for my arm width measurement so I think they just guessed. Also the elastic (on more then one dresses) isn't sewn in casing but instead is sewn right on to the fabric so it makes is hard to replace/alter.
I have had better luck with there pre-made sleeveless dress (jsk and halter). To be fair I have really liked my JSK(s) from them. Often times with there dresses with sleeves are either too big or to small. I am a pretty standard size and can wear most clothing off the rack; but some of it is just off. Up until now I have let the mis-sizing slide and still continued to buy from them, but this blouse is just unwearable.
On the the Review:
Here is what I ordered: http://www.fanplusfriend.com/servlet/the-847/Classical-Gothic-Lolita-cln-Short-Sleeves/Detail
For F+F shipping it comes in a plastic bag, and for "instant ship" from China I think about a week is pretty good. So I would give the shipping 4/5
The cut of the blouse is true to the picture, but the yet again the sleeves are too big. How many people are small enough to fit the waist and bust but have arms that big? It is hard to tell from the photo but the sleeves are 2-3 inches too big.
The biggest problem I have with this blouse is the quality. It's sad that the cotton is SO thin that it is transparent. Making it unwearable as a shirt (unless you want the whole world to see your bra). I used a printed bra to show this in the photo. Other wise the flash from the camera reflects off the white and makes it appear thicker then it is. Please believe me when I say this top is paper thin and totally see through. When I put this on I felt almost naked. I had bought this to use it as it's intended purpose -a shirt, not an undershirt. Because honestly that is the only way you could wear it; UNDER a jsk ect. (something that covers your bra). F+F have really cheaped out on this one. Which is sad because the style is cute. Why put all that time and effort into making a blouse just to cheap out on the fabric and have it be useless. For the price I should have bought from bodyline at least that way I could use the blouse (as intended). Unfortunately as of right now F+F continues to tell me that the quality of fabric is acceptable. You tell me is this acceptable?
I had also bought this blouse to go with a musical themed skirt... and although the photo on the website is of a blouse with musical note lace they sent me one with flower lace. This is misleading. If they aren't going to send you what is shown there should be a disclaimer or something. But F+F also insists that this is ok and I should be ok with it... Well I am not :(
The lace is synthetic but not scratchy. However they didn't finish the flower edges on the collar. I am afraid that this may eventual fray, but beside that it just looks bad.
Over all Quality: 2/5
Comfort: 1/5 (what Loli feels comfortable feeling half naked?)
Customer Service: 1/5 They have been rude and difficult but at least they reply
UPDATE: Since posting this review F+F has offered to give me a full refund and pay for return shipping. They have also said that they would (and they have) updated their website with detailed photos and more information about there blouse. I still do not see eye to eye with them on the transparency of their fabric, but I must say I am glade they have at least addressed my concerns. If everything goes smoothly with my return I am will change their customer service rating.
NEW UPDATE: When I took them up on their offer for a refund they just referred me back to there original return policy. So I took it up with paypal and they told paypal that they made no such offer. I have the freaking email to prove it! More lies really? This is so unprofessional to offer your customer a acceptable refund and then yank it away. It's just an other reason I will never buy from F+F again. They had no intentions of making it right. my opinion of them just got lower. Thank god for paypal or I would have been completely out of luck.