Parker Smith, a high school junior from Pendleton, Indiana had never sewn a day in his life. However, he decided to learn how to just so he could make his prom date’s dreams of having the perfect prom dress come true.
In February, Parker’s prom date, Addi Rust , jokingly said, “Parker, why don’t you just make my prom dress!” Fox 59 reports. This was after Addi had found the perfect dress, but realized that she could not afford it.
Much to Addi’s surprise, Parker thought about her request and ended up saying, “You know what, I think I could actually make your prom dress.”
For the following few months, Parker focused on teaching himself how to sew and asked for tips from his grandmother on how to make the perfect dress.
There were instances where Parker found himself making sections of the dress multiple times just to make them perfect. “I’m such a perfectionist that I was up adding more stones to the dress even the night before prom.” he said.
The result of his efforts was a stunning blue gown that Addi could twirl around in as she attended prom with Parker.
Through every step of making the dress, Addi knew what the dress looked like, however, she could not help but cry when she saw the finished product!
“Taking a minute to brag on this man because I think this is the coolest thing that I’ve ever been a part of,” Addi wrote online. “Parker MADE my prom dress. Straight from scratch did the whole thing and I am still speechless. I’m so lucky to have him as my best friend!”
“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)” Parker tweeted on his page.
The whole experience has now inspired Parker to create more dresses from scratch. We think that Parker will have an incredible career in the fashion world and Addi really is lucky to have a friend like him!