Younger Sister Makes Prom Dress For Sister

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  1. Ms. Tarabotti

    Ms. Tarabotti Well-Known Member

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    14-year-old makes older sister custom dress to wear to prom: 'Her date was even taken aback'
    [​IMG] Kerry Justich,Yahoo Lifestyle Wed, May 1 6:05 PM EDT

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    Mikayla Lewis, left, wore a prom dress made by her 14-year-old sister, Courtney Lewis. (Photo courtesy of Crystal Lewis)
    Mikayla Lewis, 18, was prepared to find the perfect dress for her senior prom the traditional way, like on the internet or at a department store. But thanks to her younger sister she got to stand out and wear something truly unique.

    Courtney Lewis, 14, goes to art school and had been subtly hinting to her older sister that she wanted to make her something. However, according to their mother, Crystal Lewis, Courtney’s pleas fell on deaf ears.

    “Courtney has always been interested in the arts. She attended a performing arts middle school as a theater major. She's done make up for a mega church theater production. So it was no surprise that Courtney would ask to take on the task of making her sister’s dress,” Crystal tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “I was worried at first because of the lack of experience in dress making. Courtney had only made a few pillows and skirts prior to the dress.”

    When Mikayla decided to take her little sister seriously, the two started collaborating on what the dress could look like. And when Courtney created her first sketches of it back in November, both Mikayla and her mom saw Courtney’s potential.

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    Courtney began sketching her sister's dress in November 2018. (Photo courtesy of Crystal Lewis)
    “Courtney first sat with Mikayla and looked at different types of dresses that Mikayla liked. She wanted to get a sense of what style appealed to Mikayla,” Crystal explains. “They went through several rough drafts [of the sketch] before they finalized one.”

    From there, Courtney worked with her cousin Syreeta (she has her own line called Syreeta C Fashion), who became her mentor throughout the process. Crystal ensures though that when it came to the making of the dress, it was all Courtney.

    “I was only around for motivation, transportation and to purchase supplies needed,” she says.

    The motivation fron Syreeta and Crystal, however, was a crucial part of the process. Especially when Courtney was admitted to the hospital in both December and March as a result of having type 1 diabetes. Still, Crystal says that her younger daughter persevered to make sure that the dress was completed, and perfect, by April 26.

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    Mikayla debuted her sister's custom creation on prom night. (Photo courtesy of Crystal Lewis)
    “The dress came out more beautiful than I could have imagined,” Crystal says. “We had about 25 people at our house on prom night, and when Mikayla walked up the steps the family screamed in excitement. We think her date was even taken a back.”

    Now, Courtney is already receiving recognition from people who have seen her design online, and is already thinking about her next project.

    “Courtney is going to keep doing what she loves,” Crystal says. “I'm glad to see that her time has finally come!”




    She really has talent- hope that she continues on in some creative field. :yep:
     
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    I saw this on Twitter. She did a fantastic job. I say congrats to all of them because without love and support, who knows if this talented child would be learning so much.
     
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    This is an awesome story. I'm so glad this young lady had the supporr from family and she will go on to do even better/ bigger things!
     
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    How sweet!
     
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    Cattypus1 That's not how any of this works...

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    That right there is some #BFM! Black Family Magic! I can’t wait to see her designs on the red carpet!
     
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    I love both of them... the very talented little sister and the very smart older sister. They will both do well!
     
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    Sounds like a very cute and normal BIG sister / little sister relationship... the BIG sister was trying to do things her way on her own and totally ignoring the little (probably sometimes annoying) sister and then in the end BIG sister totally supporting Little Sister 200%
     
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    Laela At Home, in Mela Nation

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    I checked out Syreeta C Fashion... her line is clean and fashionable and looks like she does great custom/fitting work..the young woman has a good mentor to start so young. I wish them both the best..pure talent!
     
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