Meet Leo, the little boy who's made a dress out of loom bands

COLOUR: Lydia Davis, her son Leo and Emma Joseph in the loom band dress

COLOUR: Lydia Davis, her son Leo and Emma Joseph in the loom band dress

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MOST youngsters are busy making loom band bracelets for themselves and their friends this summer – but Leo Davis, five, has gone one step further.

The little boy and his mum Lydia, 27, have created a whole dress made from the colourful little rubber bands.

Lydia, a full-time mum from Lockeridge Close, Blandford, said they came up with the idea after seeing something similar on Facebook.

She added: “We had rows and rows of them because Leo was making necklaces as long as he could. I saw something on Facebook saying ‘most of us mums just hoover them up, but look what this mum did with hers’ – it was a link to a dress on ebay.

“I looked at it and we were going to do a skirt, but we had so many we decided to do a dress. Leo made 80 per cent of it, I just put it together.

“It’s just the basic pattern, linking it through. We were going to do the fishtail style, but it would have taken so long.”

Leo said: “I was making really long necklaces, they touched the ground from my wrist. I think we’ve used over a thousand loom bands to make the dress.”

Lydia, also mum to Isabella, 21 months, put the size six dress on eBay and received a bid for more than £100,000, although the amount was never paid and it has now been re-listed, with bidding currently standing at around £6.50.

She said it took just three days to make after getting the whole family, including Leo’s nanny and dad, involved, adding: “We sat in the garden doing it. Leo had a lovely time making it, it was nice to get him sitting doing something instead of watching telly.”

Lydia has vowed not to make any more clothing garments, but has promised to make Leo a minion, from the film Despicable Me, next.

 

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12:41pm Mon 28 Jul 14

alasdair1967 says...

"Meet Leo, the little boy who's made out a dress out of loom bands"

Have you heard of proof reading to me a basic part of editing prior to publication !
"Meet Leo, the little boy who's made out a dress out of loom bands" Have you heard of proof reading to me a basic part of editing prior to publication ! alasdair1967
  • Score: 7

12:44pm Mon 28 Jul 14

alasdair1967 says...

The award winning daily echo strikes again
The award winning daily echo strikes again alasdair1967
  • Score: 4

12:59pm Mon 28 Jul 14

alasdair1967 says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
"Meet Leo, the little boy who's made out a dress out of loom bands"

Have you heard of proof reading to me a basic part of editing prior to publication !
Since I published this post the echo have amended the headline ,why however was it initially allowed to go live in the first place
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: "Meet Leo, the little boy who's made out a dress out of loom bands" Have you heard of proof reading to me a basic part of editing prior to publication ![/p][/quote]Since I published this post the echo have amended the headline ,why however was it initially allowed to go live in the first place alasdair1967
  • Score: 5

1:56pm Mon 28 Jul 14

wool525 says...

OLD NEWS LOOK ON EBAY
OLD NEWS LOOK ON EBAY wool525
  • Score: 1

3:58pm Mon 28 Jul 14

hamworthygirl says...

Would it be rude to say they need to get out more, especially in this nice weather.
Would it be rude to say they need to get out more, especially in this nice weather. hamworthygirl
  • Score: 0

8:20pm Mon 28 Jul 14

voyager33 says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
"Meet Leo, the little boy who's made out a dress out of loom bands"

Have you heard of proof reading to me a basic part of editing prior to publication !
Have you heard of a full stop ? !
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: "Meet Leo, the little boy who's made out a dress out of loom bands" Have you heard of proof reading to me a basic part of editing prior to publication ![/p][/quote]Have you heard of a full stop ? ! voyager33
  • Score: 1

8:22pm Mon 28 Jul 14

voyager33 says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
"Meet Leo, the little boy who's made out a dress out of loom bands"

Have you heard of proof reading to me a basic part of editing prior to publication !
Have you heard of a full stop ? !
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: "Meet Leo, the little boy who's made out a dress out of loom bands" Have you heard of proof reading to me a basic part of editing prior to publication ![/p][/quote]Have you heard of a full stop ? ! voyager33
  • Score: 0

8:23pm Mon 28 Jul 14

voyager33 says...

Well done Leo. That's really cool. !
Well done Leo. That's really cool. ! voyager33
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8:24am Tue 29 Jul 14

Phixer says...

Will it stop the postie dropping his loom bands on the street?
Will it stop the postie dropping his loom bands on the street? Phixer
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12:54pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Ms daisy says...

Why would you make a dress out of 1000 bands then try and sell it on Ebay, who would wear it.
Why would you make a dress out of 1000 bands then try and sell it on Ebay, who would wear it. Ms daisy
  • Score: 2

6:23pm Tue 29 Jul 14

spooki says...

The dress which was supposedly sold for £170,000 didn't sell (surprise). If you looked on eBay that day there were at least TWELVE uses of the same picture of the 12year old wearing said dress.
If this is wearable then well done! Better than sitting watching telly or killing zombies on the xbox.
The dress which was supposedly sold for £170,000 didn't sell (surprise). If you looked on eBay that day there were at least TWELVE uses of the same picture of the 12year old wearing said dress. If this is wearable then well done! Better than sitting watching telly or killing zombies on the xbox. spooki
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