The process of picking out an outfit to wear to one’s senior prom and then actually going through with it is widely seen as a formative moment for adolescents.
It is an important time for all young people, regardless of gender, but not all of them will be able to buy the dress of their choice due to financial constraints.
During the month of February 2019, Addi Rust, a senior at an Indianapolis high school, was unable to purchase the dress she had found for prom. As a joke, she mentioned to her prom date and best friend, Parker Smith, that he should build the dress for her.
According to Fox59, at first, both of them laughed at the idea, but later, Parker stated to her, “You know what, I think I could actually design your prom dress.”
He accepted the task, taught himself how to sew, and was able to finish the dress within a couple of months’ time with flying colors.
At that moment, he was unaware of the magnitude of the impact that his efforts on behalf of his closest friend would have on the course of his life.
He started out by drawing a sketch, which was something he came up with all on his own for the dress. After that, he instructed himself on how to sew with the help of his grandmother’s hints.
He intended to complete the dress in time for the prom, but as a perfectionist, he wound up working till the very last night on it.
Because he wanted his prom date to have the best dress possible, he made numerous adjustments to the garment and redone many components of it multiple times.
At that point in time, Parker was not aware of the implications his actions would have for the rest of his life.
He started by drawing a sketch of the dress, which was an original creation that he came up with all on his own.
After that, he instructed himself on how to sew with the help of his grandmother’s hints.
He had every intention of finishing the dress in time for prom, but as a perfectionist, he found himself continuing to work on it until the very last night.
Because he wanted his prom date to have the best outfit possible, he made numerous adjustments to the dress’s various components over the course of several iterations.
The fruit of Parker’s labor and unwavering commitment was seen on Prom Night as Addi walked in looking like a beautiful princess.
Parker, who has aspirations of working as a costume designer for Broadway productions, was given the opportunity to find work because their story is so well-known.
When he gets to college, he intends to study costume design in addition to musical theater as his major.
Parker responded on the attention from the media by saying, “It was an entirely unanticipated outcome.”
Before I started working on the outfit, my knowledge in the sewing department was really limited.
In spite of all the attention, we were simply enjoying ourselves with it.