Parker Smith found out that his best friend and prom date Adrianna Rust couldn’t afford her dream prom dress
Parker couldn’t sew. He kept learning to make his date’s dream dress.
Prom night should be magical and fun. It’s also costly.
Addi Rust had no idea the high school prom would be expensive when she went with her best friend Parker Smith.
Luckily, her creative date made a custom dream dress!
Parker did this because prom dresses are expensive.
After they realized prom dresses were expensive, he was inspired to make something special for his date.
USA Today estimated prom costs $600.
If you can’t afford that, making a dress at home is a good alternative.
Addi initially joked about Parker making the dress.
Parker was ready after some consideration. He never sewed.
He made this dress without sewing experience.
Parker still wanted to make his date’s dream dress.
Parker made a sketch of how the end result should look like and got to work learning how to sew.
He got a lot of help from his grandmother who helped him redo some parts to ensure a perfect fit. “I’m such a perfectionist that I was up adding more stones to the dress even the night before prom,” said
He finished the dress on prom night after months of work.
“Quite a journey, but the first thing I’ve ever sewn (a prom dress) has been finished, just in time for the ball! Not only did I get the honor of being the Prince Charming to the beautiful @AddiRust, but her fairy godmother as well, haha! I’m so thankful for her. (From scratch),” said Parker in a tweet.
Some people even suggested Parker create more dresses
“I’m such a perfectionist that I added more stones to the dress the night before prom.”
After impressing his date, he received more dress orders.
She looked like a princess!
Parker’s final product made Addi cry.
Parker’s date ended up looking like a real-life Cinderella
In fact, both of them looked like Disney characters!
The dress was her dream.
“Dreams coming true” continued.
After his story went public, clients called.
Parker eagerly accepted requests from local theater companies to make costumes.
He designed Cinderella’s peasant dress-to-ball gown costume for one production.
Parker is surprised by the reception despite his success.
He is astonished by his special experience.
He also values this chance to create. To FOX59:
“Very sentimental. Especially when everything is together. It’s crazy to think that a simple kid could do that.It enhanced the kid I already am.”
This teen wants to design.
Parker studies musical theatre and costume design in college.
Broadway costumes are his new goal.
Without sweetly making a dress for his date, would he have discovered his passion?
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