The process of picking out and wearing an appropriate dress for the high school prom is one of the important events that occur during adolescence.
Although it is an important time for both young men and women, not everyone can afford the clothing of their choice.
In February 2019, Addi Rust, a junior in high school in Indianapolis, jokingly offered to her prom boyfriend and best friend, Parker Smith, that he could build the dress for her after she could not afford it.
Parker subsequently told her, “You know what, I think I could actually make your prom dress,” according to Fox59 after they had first both scoffed at the notion.
He accepted the task, trained himself to sew, and finished the garment in a matter of months. He was unaware at the moment of how much helping his closest buddy would alter his life.
He started the clothing with an original sketch that he came up with. He then used advice from his grandma to teach himself how to sew.
He intended to complete the dress before prom, but because he is a perfectionist, he worked till the very last night.
He made many changes to the dress since he wanted his prom girlfriend to have the ideal outfit.
Parker did not know at the moment how his choices would affect his future.
He started by drawing a sketch of the garment, which he made entirely by himself.
He then used advice from his grandma to teach himself how to sew.
He wanted to finish the dress before prom, but due to his obsession with perfection, he continued to work on it right up until the last night.
He made multiple revisions to the dress since he wanted his prom companion to have the ideal outfit.
On prom night, Addi looked like a princess, and Parker’s diligence and hard work paid off.
Parker, who hopes to create costumes for Broadway musicals, was granted the opportunity to work because of how well-known their story was.
When he gets to college, he plans to major in both costume design and musical theater.
Regarding the media attention, Parker said, “It was an entirely unexpected result.
When I first started working on the outfit, I had very little sewing expertise.
We weren’t concerned about the spotlight; we were just having fun.