Some time ago, I found the indie brand "The Floral Notebook" (why does she just has 545 likes? The stuff is beautiful! Go and like!) from Vietnam on Facebook and fell in love with the chiffon blouses, especially the My Beloved Empress one.
You can make them custom-size and the range of colors to choose from is soooo wide! But for my Romantic Rose Letter coord I simply chose white.
So here is the ordering process:
Dec 22nd 2013 - wrote a private message on Facebook with my wishes
Dec 23rd 2013 - got message back with an order form (excel sheet) where I have to put in my measurements. Sent it back the same day
Dec 24th 2013 - got message that she can't connect to PayPal at the moment but she will already start with the blouse, it would take 7-10 days to finish
Dec 30th 2013 - got invoice and message that blouse was almost finished
Dec 31st 2013 - paid
Jan 4th 2014 (Sat) - blouse was done, she wanted to ship it out the next Monday
Jan 7th 2014 (Tue) - she messaged me that she forget the package and was terribly sorry for not sending it like she promised. Busy with school and so on. Would ship on friday. If I wanted, I could have gotten proof pics but didn't want to. I was not in a hurry to get the blouse so no problem for me ^^
Jan 10th 2014 (Fri) - she sent it and I got a tracking number
Jan 25th 2014 - blouse arrived safely at my home. It was already in Germany on the 18th but customs are sooo slow sometimes >_<
This is how the package looked like, a normal envelope.
And inside the blouse was wrapped in a plastic bag.
And this is the blouse. I have to say, that it is quite long but I guess it's my fault because I gave the measurements like this but the blouse fits very nicely around the bust and waist (critical parts^^)
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is very nice, the chiffonis soft and the seams are very accurate. No loose threads or something! Very professional! I paid USD 52 in total with shipping. That's a good price because it's even cutsom-size.
All in all I have to say, that ordering from The Floral Notebook was very easy and the owner is a very nice and helpful girl. I will definitely keep an eye on their designs and buy from them again because the quality is also very good.