Prom night is just around the corner, which means that for most girls these past weeks have been filled with a lot of stress. Finding the perfect prom dress is far from easy. However, you don’t have to go to a store to find your dress. Kelsey Higgins (12) made her prom dress herself.
‘I didn’t want to worry about people having the same dress”, said Higgens. “I can sew, so I used my knowledge to make it.”
Higgens has been interested in fashion and designing clothes since she first took fashion class her sophomore year.
“When I first walked into the classroom, I knew this was what I wanted to do”, said Higgens. “Since then I have always been excited to come back to fashion [class].”
Inspiration for her dresses, she gets by ‘looking around at buildings, trees, what people are wearing”. She also like Vera Wang’s wedding dresses a lot, because “they are so elegant”.
It took Higgens about 1, 5 weeks to make her dress. She also designed a dress for a friend which took her a bit longer to make, about 2, 5 weeks. She says it depends on the pattern how much time she needs to make a dress.
Higgens has big plans for her future, as she is aspiring a career in fashion.
“ I want to open my own store and go into wedding dresses, prom and homecoming dresses”, said Higgens.
She will graduate this may and attend Penn Valley for 2 years using her A+ hours. Her plans after that are still undecided. She either wants to go to the Art Institute in Chicago or Stephens College in Columbia, Mo.