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Loom band dress could pay for sensory room for Harvey, 4

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 23, 2014

By Laura Hammond

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A MOTHER is hoping to sell a dress made entirely of loom bands to raise money so she can adapt a bedroom for her disabled son.

Becky Andrews created the dress for her daughter Mia after getting 'carried away' with knitting the children's craft items.

When she had completed a full dress for the eight-year-old, she decided to put it up for sale in the hope of getting the necessary funds to help her four-year-old son.

Mrs Andrews said: "Mia and I did it together, and had no idea what to make. In the end it just came together as a dress.

"I thought I would give it a go on Ebay, and the bids went crazy."

The 32-year-old put the dress on sale after seeing in the news that another woman had done the same.

The highest bid she received was £1,700, but as she had placed a £2,000 reserve on the dress, she was unable to accept it. She told the Mail she was planning to put it up for sale again.

There around roughly 70,000 loom bands in the dress, she said, which cost around £30 to make. Mrs Andrews said she became 'obsessed' with creating the loom band dress, spending several hours a night putting it together. It took two weeks to make in total.

Whatever money she makes will go towards converting the garage at their home in Oak Close, Castle Gresley, into a sensory bedroom for four-year-old Harvey, who suffers with developmental problems.

"We were told it would cost about £5,000. We have planning permission and we've been saving up, but this would help with that final push.

"It would be fantastic if it sold so he could have his own space, but we'll see what happens."

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  • frustratedresident  |  August 24 2014, 9:20AM

    I would imagine it's really useful dress, as the weight goes on it simply stretches, no need to buy a new one.....genius!

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