A 17-year-old young artist captivated hundreds of thousands of people after sewing and designing her own gown for her graduation ball. Ciara Gan who recently graduated from senior high school Colegio San Agustin-Makati from the Philippines has always loved trying new things and this time,
she took her creativity and effort to the next level. Ciara sewed and designed the gown for the graduation ball from scratch and suffice it to say, she has done an incredible job!
The gown is truly elegant and unique as she even painted blooming lilies on the green color of her gown. She then took to her Twitter account to share the photos of the beautiful gown where the post quickly amassed over 382,000 likes and 82,000 comments with tons of praises from the users.
“I made and painted my own gown for my graduation ball! I painted over 80 flowers, sewed + stoned my dress with my mama and designed the whole thing myself!” she wrote in her post.
Ciara said she wanted the gown to visually portray her personality and interests, according to the outstanding young artist. “I’ve had a thing for lilies for a long time,” she told ABS-CBN News.
“I wanted my gown to be a manifestation of who I am and the things that are closest to my heart, like the color green and the vibrant colors because that’s who I am,” she continued.
Ciara went on to say that the entire gown-making process took roughly 6 weeks. It took her a month to come up with the concept and design draft. Sewing it took her another week and a half, and painting the flowers took her five days.
“I made the outfit while we were practicing for graduation, so I was bouncing back and forth between school and home,” she explained. Ciara intends to continue her education in BS Management Information Systems at the Ateneo de Manila University in the near future.