Oh, the high school prom. Girls fantasized about their prom night for years. There are a lot of things to think about, from picking the perfect date to finding the perfect dress. Unfortunately, not every girl can afford the dress of her dreams, which can dampen what otherwise should be an exciting occasion. She had her fantasy come true when she couldn’t afford the outfit of her dreams. This story may be dated 2019, but it is sure to bring a smile to your face!
Addi Rust was looking forward to her Pendleton Heights prom, but she couldn’t afford to wear the gown of her dreams. Addi has a fantastic best friend and prom date in Parker Smith. Peter, you know, made her a dress! Peter accepted the challenge of creating the most gorgeous garment for his friend while the two laughed. Parker even made the entire garment from scratch and learned to sew in time for the prom!
I spent the night before prom adding extra stones to the dress because I’m such a perfectionist.”
His grandma taught him how to sew after he drew a sketch of the dress.
He redid several elements of the outfit to ensure it was flawless.
Parker made Addi look like a princess on her prom night. He shared several photos on Twitter with the caption:
The first thing I’ve ever sewed (a prom dress) is done and ready for the ball! Not only was I the prince charming of the lovely @AddiRust, but I was also her fairy godmother, hehe! I owe her a huge debt of gratitude. (From the ground up)
A Unique Chance
His stunning gown had gone viral, and new doors had opened for him. To work as a Broadway costume designer, Parker intended to study costume design and musical theatre. He had no idea how close he came to realizing his aspirations thanks to Addi’s clothing. Of course, Addi looked like a princess on her prom night due to Parker. Parker explained how his dress-related post got viral, saying:
“It was a totally unexpected turn of events.” Before I performed it, I had only stitched two stitches. “We were basically having a good time at every event.”
A few months later, Footlite Musicals in Indianapolis hired him. Bob Harbin, the director of their Cinderella production, was a friend of one of Parker’s instructors.
He was looking for a dressmaker. My teacher suggested that I get to know a child.” And so began his adventure. ‘Do you remember that youngster who wore that prom dress?’’’ she asked. When you look at his sketches, you can tell if he’s got it or not, and he’s clearly talented.”
The show’s outfits were designed by Parker. Even one went from a peasant garment to a ball gown! See it in action below: