When a Filipino family couldn’t afford to buy or rent a prom dress for their teenage daughter, her older brother stepped in and created the most amazing ball gown for her, more beautiful than anything she could dream of, truly fitting for princesses.
Francisco Oyao, a benevolent older brother, shares how he and his younger sister maintained a close relationship throughout their lives. “I always turn to her for help. We are connected by the same energies and hold each other’s secrets. That is why, as her brother, I wish her only the best. I was sad to see my little sister worry about missing the ball, so I agreed to take responsibility for making her dream come true.”
Oyao said he was inspired by Michael Cinco’s spring collection to create the sophisticated blue butterfly-like outfit.
However, his sister’s preferences were still at the top of his mind. The cost of fabric in the Philippines is quite low, and this is one of the reasons why an enterprising young man was able to provide his sister with the prom dress she wanted, despite financial difficulties.
After looking for inexpensive materials and preparing to spend a significant amount of time hand-sewing intricate garments, the dream had every chance of becoming a reality. After returning home from school, he spent several hours working on it. To create the outfit, he used nine separate pieces of fabric to create a satin ribbon lattice pattern. After that, the center of the flowers were embroidered with beads and then sewn on top. The bodice of the dress was hand-applied with a blue ombre to complement the skirt.
He plans to upload a video to YouTube (once he gets his phone repaired!), demonstrating how to make a dress at home, with the goal of making it easy enough for anyone to make sure every girl can come to her prom in an elegant dress. He explains it this way: “She is lucky to have me, and I consider it a privilege. And for all the brothers I want to give parting words: let’s treat our younger sisters as if they were princesses!