Oshun told BuzzFeed that she was initially on the fence about attending the dance, but she ultimately decided to go, and had to make her dress at the last minute: the night before.
“I didn’t really have an idea of what the dress was going to look like. I was worried it wasn’t going to be finished," she said.
Oshun didn't crumble under the time crunch. She bought a whole bunch of purple tulle for $15 and got started, chronicling the whole process on Twitter.
Proms tomorrow. This going to be a thread of me attempting to make a dress the night before 😂 pic.twitter.com/04KogHxc6B— SHAMI OSHUN (@bluexheeta) April 29, 2017
I have no idea what I'm doing right now just making stuff up as I go pic.twitter.com/IkHah56XWY— SHAMI (@bluexheeta) April 29, 2017
It's messy but we doing some cleavage 😝 pic.twitter.com/8rK8kxZXAr— SHAMI (@bluexheeta) April 29, 2017
With hours to go, the dress started coming together.
Okay I was starting with something like this but I completely changed direction now. I got the needle out my of foot 🎉🎉 pic.twitter.com/F9iT9D4YzB— SHAMI (@bluexheeta) April 29, 2017
Since this is last minute I'm using this other dress I have as a base and now I'm sewing pleats✨ pic.twitter.com/wJzg6L5qkf— SHAMI (@bluexheeta) April 29, 2017
Oshun got to stitching by hand the day of the prom.
Did what I could🤘🏽 can't wait to see how it looks on pic.twitter.com/UOxJko6YpZ— SHAMI (@bluexheeta) April 29, 2017
And the verdict:
With a friend on makeup, Oshun was set.
Twitter was invested, and super proud.
I literally followed you and turned on notifications just so I could see how this turned out. SLAYYYYYYY GIRL!!!! https://t.co/geED1DFDaN— choochoo fishtrain (@chayskee) April 30, 2017
THIS IS ART AND I AM COMPLETELY JEALOUS OF YOUR DRESS https://t.co/6xMlfLl9V4— 🌻 (@cathypaciente) April 30, 2017
Nailed it, she did.
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Oshun's improvisation and design skills came in handy in the middle of the dance, too.
I had to let you guys know that the flowers were to heavy for the fabric I used so I chopped the dress mid prom😭❤️ pic.twitter.com/aHT4c2iG7D— SHAMI (@bluexheeta) April 30, 2017
If you plan to elope, reach out to Oshun. She only needs a night to make a masterful gown.