One of the significant experiences during adolescence is the selection and wearing of a suitable outfit for the high school prom.
It is a crucial moment for all young females and males, however, not all can financially afford the dress of their preference.
In February 2019, Addi Rust, a senior in high school in Indianapolis, was unable to purchase the dress she had found for prom and jokingly suggested to her prom date and best friend, Parker Smith, that he should make it for her.
Initially, they both laughed at the idea, but Parker later said to her, “You know what, I think I could actually make your prom dress,” according to Fox59.
He took on the challenge, taught himself how to sew, and successfully completed the dress within a few months’ time. At that time, he did not realize how much his efforts for his best friend would change his life.
He began the dress by creating a sketch, which he designed entirely on his own. He then taught himself how to sew, using tips from his grandmother.
He aimed to finish the dress before prom, but being a perfectionist, he ended up working until the final night.
He wanted his prom date to have the perfect dress and so he redid many aspects of the dress multiple times.
At that time, Parker did not anticipate the impact his actions would have on his future.
He began by creating a sketch of the dress, which he designed completely on his own.
He then taught himself how to sew, using tips from his grandmother.
He intended to complete the dress before prom, but as a perfectionist, he ended up working on it until the final night.
He wanted his prom date to have the perfect dress, so he reworked various parts of the dress several times.
When Addi appeared like a princess on prom night, Parker’s hard work and dedication were rewarded.
Because of how well-known their tale was, Parker, who aspires to design costumes for Broadway productions, was given the chance to work.
He wants to major in musical theater and costume design when he goes to college.
“It was a completely unexpected outcome,” Parker commented on the media attention.
“I had very limited sewing experience before I started working on the dress.Despite the attention, we were just having fun with it.”