Thank you!

Well, the auctions are over — what a week it was! Thank you everyone who bid, watched, or even just enjoyed looking at the dresses. It means so much to us, to have you following along and participating. We got the dresses all packaged and sent off in the mail today; they’re on their way to their new home!

Also, on a related note, thanks to all our new subscribers! I keep finding emails in my inbox, saying someone else likes our blog enough to subscribe for updates. That’s pretty cool! We love sharing these adventures in fabric with you.

And now: can anyone guess what we did this morning? (Besides taking the Spring line to the post office, of course.)
seashells pattern proof dress
You guessed it! That’s the pattern proof for our “Seashells” pattern. It’s a neat little pattern, if we do say so ourselves; simple in essence, but full of those quirky little construction details that you just have to love. And I also love the ‘punky’ vibe this color combination has. So many options, so many different looks, so little time… so, let’s just say I’m looking forward to seeing what color combinations you seamstresses will come up with!


Until next time,
Melinda (and Melody!)


Will you be getting one of our new frocks in the mail??

Hello all!

Just a friendly reminder, the auctions for our Spring line dresses close on Saturday at 10, 10:30, 5:30, and 6! If you haven’t had a chance to, may we invite you to hop on over to eBay and see the listings? They are going for a song, so don’t miss your chance to snag a great deal!


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Click here to see the auctions on eBay!

In other news, we’ve spent the past several days moving to our new studio! Yes, it was a bit of a surprise for us as well, everything happened so fast! It’s a lovely space, just the right size for everything we need, and there’s lots of natural light. We have already started to settle in, and look forward to turning out lots of great new designs from this fabulous workspace.

Anyway, we’re looking forward to sending these lovely frocks off to their new homes on Saturday. Who knows? Maybe one of them will be coming to your front door very soon indeed…

 Wishing you all the best,
Melinda and Melody

Spring dresses are up on eBay!

That’s right, all the dresses are now up for bidding! Click on the images below, if you’d like to view the listings:

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Thanks for following along, and don’t hesitate to drop us a message, either via eBay or by email (melodyvalerie [at] if you have any questions!

Happy spring!


Melinda and Melody

Auctions start Saturday!!

It’s the first day of spring, and we thought we’d celebrate by giving you a Spring Line update!

Things are really cooking around here — we spent all day touching up photos, tweaking listing text, and generally getting our draft listings looking their spiffiest.

The dresses will all go live on Saturday, and the auctions will run for a week. However, their start/end times are staggered a bit. We worked up a handy graphic to help explain:

auction schedule

Please feel free to pin, promote, or pass the word along as you see fit. 🙂

In between everything else, we are hard at work on getting the patterns for these little beauties out! We will be offering patterns for Gelato Stand, the Wild Side, and Seashells. Now, to get back to editing step-by-step photos….

Thanks for following along, and happy spring to all of you!

Melinda and Melody

“Boardwalk” is here!

Previews start this morning, and we’ve made some pretty pages up for your viewing pleasure!

Click here to see them, or navigate to “portfolio/Boardwalk” in the bar above.

Enjoy the new designs, and watch for posts in the next week or so about the auctions, which will run March 22-29.

Thank you! We’re so excited to share these new designs with you!

Melinda and Melody

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