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IN People ON 16 May, 2016
Prom is a night which every girl plans for since the day she comes to know about it. What dress will she wear? Of what design is it going to be? How much is it going to cost? For how long will she have to save money for that? An array of questions dances in her mind like they are doing the Jazz. I am being so damn cryptic about the situation, right?
I am here to tell you about Elizabeth Rasmuson, who made her prom dress herself in a unique style and that too under budget. Sounds like an impossible task, doesn't it. But you are hearing it right. Not only did she manage to stand out of the crowd but also look absolutely gorgeous while she was at it.
In the year 2010, when Elizabeth Rasmuson was a junior and had been preparing for her prom along with her boyfriend, she decided not to buy a dress like every other girl. Instead, she chose to sew her own gown. And what did she use for that? Gum wrappers of 5 brands.
Elizabeth said, "I heard about somebody making a dress out of duct tape or something one time so I just was like what's something cool and I've always liked the colors of the 'Five' gum."
Elizabeth utilized a blend of iron-on interfacing, quilting techniques along with using a layer of vinyl finish so as to prevent any wrapper breakage.
After she was on the 200th wrapper, she lost the count. Her family and friends helped her out in collecting the wrappers.
Don't they look cute in matching clothes?
Her mom was immensely proud of her. "In today's world, a lot of the girls are just worried about fitting in and being like the next girl," Dawn said.