Filipina Teen Paints and Sews Her Own Prom Dress — The Result is Stunning
Social media followers have dubbed her the 'Painting Princess'
A creative Filipina teenager may have stumbled upon an unexpected career in fashion design after her high school graduation ball (prom night) gown of her own design and creation went viral in the Philippines.
According to Ciara Gan, she began designing and painting her own graduation ball gown after she was left disappointed by someone else’s attempt to help make the dress.
In an interview with FOX 5, the recent high school graduate revealed that she and her mom purchased 13 yards of fabric, crinoline, rigiline, pilon and Swarovski crystals for the gown. They originally asked someone else to help them sew it, but she said, “the dress ended up horrible.”
With some encouragement and help from her mom, Ciara designed and sewed the gown herself.
Over the weekend, Ciara Gan shared images of her creation on Twitter with the caption: “I made and painted my own gown for my graduation ball! 💚✨ I painted over 80 flowers, sewed + stoned my dress with my mama and designed the whole thing myself! 🧡🌼”
i made and painted my own gown for my graduation ball! 💚✨
i painted over 80 flowers, sewed + stoned my dress with my mama and designed the whole thing myself! 🧡🌼 pic.twitter.com/fsDwQK1NfD
“My mom and I made… sewed each panel of the skirt one-by-one (there are about 12-13 I think!) It took me about a whole month to make the whole thing (conceptualizing and drafting). For the painting, it took five days,” Ciara was quoted as saying.