Tuesday, May 31, 2011

***SOLD!!*** Thank you so much!

The lovely front...ah, those tulips!

...and the ripped seam. It's about 2.5 inches long.

Same seam, straight up and down. That's my thumb (bandaged) to the left for some perspective.
Hello! I've had some questions about the Wye Valley dress, so I'm doing what I should have done straight away (duh): post pictures!

This dress needs a tiny bit of help from the tailor's needle, as some threads have come loose and started to unravel the seam just below the left hand pocket, running along the zipper.

Here's what I have to say about this- It's an easy fix. Were my ribcage smaller (ahem!) and this dress fit, I would fix it myself. As it's a fix along the seam, not a big deal (and really, were I willing to invest, I'd make this a skirt because I love the pattern THAT MUCH, but I digress).

My sewing skills, however, are minimal, and I feel that if I'm going to sell someone this dress I should either have it fixed professionally (and up the price of the dress), or give the buyer the option of having it fixed by her tailor, or fix it herself (if you happen to be handy with a needle!) and charge less.

I'm thinking $40 for the dress. It has been worn once for a wedding and was dry cleaned after. I didn't wear it at all last year, so I have no clue when the seam started to come undone. Was it the dry cleaner? Was it my hefty use of the pocket? I will never know. What I do know is that this Maeve dress is a gem from the Anthropologie days of yore.


  1. Oh dear me! I picked this dress up on eBay. I assumed it would fit like all my other Maeve Dresses. Not only does it barely contain my chest. It is so tight in the ribs I could easily pass out. It was supposed to be brand new. I found a hole and what appeared to be blood stains when I ironed the lining. Someone had actually added two pleats in the front. One to hide the blood, the other to balance out the lie.

    But the show must go on. I had my Readers style it for me in a Blog contest. The most fun I ever had.

    Hope you got this one fixed and sold. eBay seems to be flooded with this dress right now.

  2. Oh my GOODNESS! What a horror story (um, BLOOD?!). You have such a good attitude about the dress, though.

    I'm going to fix it and sell it, for sure. I think it's a little tight in the bust, too. Maeve dresses usually fit me differently. Then again...I have gained a few pounds, so there you go!

    Thanks for sharing your story! I'll be sure to check out your blog to see how you styled it.


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