Inspiration strikes again…


It’s kindof funny, how we keep coming back to some of the same things here at Melody Valerie Couture. Take, for instance, this smock, from the Victoria and Albert Museum (click on the picture to visit its page).



Melody found this item a long time ago, and saved the picture onto our hard drive for future reference. Every time we come across it, we are reminded just how much we love this type of embroidery — one color, worked in intricate, all-over patterns. So clean, complex, and yet simple; rather like line drawings with thread!

We find ourselves drawn to such patterns time and again, almost whatever medium they appear in. Calligraphic flourishes? Cloister windows? Real vines in nature? Wrought iron? We love them all. Call it what you will, but the simple, monochromatic line on a solid backdrop holds an immense appeal for us.

Sigh. Isn’t it lovely?

Melinda and Melody


Thank you!

Wow! Lisette here, to say thank you everybody for such a successful launch! We are all overwhelmed by your enthusiasm and excitement! I think it’s the fastest we’ve ever sold so many dresses!

We’re going to start boxing up orders right away, but we’ll make the post office run on Monday. Dresses should begin arriving at their destinations before the end of the week!

Thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts!

Lisette, for Melody, Melinda, Samantha, Kirsten & Sophia

coming right up, folks!

That’s right, launch is tomorrow! Lisette here, writing from the bustling hive of activity that is the Melody Valerie Couture HQ. I’m in charge of getting all the labels ready to go, and I’m so excited about how they’re coming together! Seamlessly, in fact. (Maybe this means I’ve finally learned to speak computer?) The only hitch is that the printer ran out of ink, so I have to put in a new cartridge, but that should be easy enough. Plus, Samantha, our technical gal, is always right there to help unconfuse me. You just can’t beat a good I.T. person, can you?

Melinda says to tell you that we’ll start putting dresses up in our Etsy shop about 10 am PST tomorrow. Oh, and here’s a very nice little photo thingy Melody made about it (she’s been doing all the photo/text collages around here lately, because she’s really good at it):

How’s that for exciting?!

Talk to you all tomorrow,


Policy Updates

Hi all, and welcome to April!

We’ve just updated our Etsy shop policies — nothing glamorous, but it’s worth a read-over before we hit the Big Launch in just under two weeks! And yes, we will be offering our new dresses for sale on Etsy this time, so mark your calendars…

In preparation for launch, we’re taking stock of everything we want to do. New labels. Write ads. Source things for the photoshoot (which is scheduled for a day in the Very Near Future!). Make up new banners for the Etsy shop. And oh, did I mention, sew? =)

Can’t wait — it’ll be fabulous!