16/10/2014 12:53 BST | Updated 16/10/2014 12:59 BST

Loom Band Dress Finally Sells, But Not For £170,000...

The loom band dress that once reached a whopping eBay bid of £170,000, has finally sold - for just £220.

After the winning eBad bid fell through earlier this year, the dress creators decided to auction the iconic dress to charity, selling it for a fraction of the original offer.

loom band dress

The dress made headlines this summer (at the height of the loom band craze) when it sold for eBay for an unprecedented amount.

Helen Smith, from North Wales, sold the dress her friend Kathryn Burnand, who had made the dress using 20,000 loom bands. But the pair were bitterly disappointed when the final bid fell through.

They reposted the dress on eBay, but it didn't sell. And so they decided to put it up for auction for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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The dress took Kathryn three and a half weeks and a total of 45 hours to make, with the rubber bands costing her just £45.

Helen agreed to help Kathryn (who doesn't have a computer) sell the frock online. In the eBay advert the creation was modelled by Helen's 12-year-old daughter, Sian.