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.
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
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.
Nailed it, she did.
Oshun's improvisation and design skills came in handy in the middle of the dance, too.
If you plan to elope, reach out to Oshun. She only needs a night to make a masterful gown.