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Ellington student creates prom dress from scratch for big sister

Ellington student creates prom dress from scratch for big sister

A teen created her sister’s showstopping prom dress from scratch, and the results are amazing.

Courtney Lewis, 14,┬ámade her design┬ácome to life as a gift for big sis Mikayla Lewis, 18, to wear on the day of her high school formal in Maryland. The floor-length sequin gown, complete with back embellishments and a train, was revealed on April 26, mom Crystal Lewis told “Good Morning America.”

“It was a perfect gift — a dress created by your sister, custom made for you,” said Lewis, a mom of four girls. “I’m especially proud of [Courtney] because she was really swamped at school…and instead of resting all weekend she was working on the dress.”

Courtney is studying technical design and production at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington.

When Mikayla’s senior prom was approaching, Courtney told her mom that she wanted to make a one-of-a-kind gown for her sister.

Mikayla played a part in the design process by choosing the fabric. With help from her fashion designer cousin, Syreeta Herbert, Courtney spent five months executing the gown….

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PHOTO: Courtney Lewis, 14, created a floor-length sequin gown for her sister Mikayla Lewis, 18, which included a train and back jewelry embellishments.

PHOTO: With help from her fashion designer cousin Syreeta Herbert of Rockville, Maryland, Courtney Lewis, 14, spent 5 months creating her sisters prom dress.