An Oklahoma mom took a scissors to her old prom dress so that her little girl could wear it to her ‘daddy-daughter’ dance—and the results were fantastic.
Lexi Donelson was struggling to find the perfect, yet affordable, dress for 5-year-old daughter Sterling when she suddenly remembered she still had her own prom dress.
The 26-year-old mother-of-three had donned the dress eleven years ago when she joined her high school sweetheart, Dewey, for their prom. The couple had begun dating a couple of months before, after being schoolmates since they were 10—and four years later they were married.
Lexi “adored” the turquoise dress and often put it on for fun and was praised by little Sterling who called it ‘mommy’s Elsa dress’.
Lexi called her own mom to help with the alterations, and the pair set about to shorten and slim down the dress.
The two seamstresses played around with the dress trying to rearrange it before cutting the tulle at the bottom and tightening the chest to make it smaller—and they only needed around two hours on the sewing machine.
“When I first told Sterling, before it was altered, ‘This is going to be your dress now,’ she was really confused.
“But she was so excited once we started cutting and sewing.
“When she tried it on, she didn’t want to take it off. It looked adorable on her.”
Now she tells others, ‘It’s my Elsa dress’.
“I get very emotional thinking about that moment.”
Lexi had to tell her that she couldn’t wear the gown before the special dance—but afterward she can “wear it every day.”
Dewey woke up early and went to buy his daughter flowers and Lexi got emotional snapping pictures of them wearing their outfits before the dance.
“Remembering our prom, I couldn’t have imagined he would be such an amazing dad.
Lexi is so happy that her mom, Karena Logan, is sentimental and held on to some of the old clothes.
Now, Sterling wears the dress so much the straps have ripped off–but Lexi has another going dress, worn to another prom, that Sterling might wear to her own formal dance in the future.
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