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Dad creates prom dress for daughter


For many high school girls, one highlight of prom is finding a dress and showing it off.

One Marshfield High School junior got her dream dress with some very special help—from her father.

Mariah Herron has been dreaming about her prom dress for years.

But she knew finding it would be a challenge.

"We started looking online because ever since I was a kid we wanted a camouflage dress," Mariah Herron told Newsline 9.

But hours of internet searches came up empty.

"We really didn't want to pay $500 or $600 for a dress that I was going to where once for like 4 hours, and not even a day," Herron said.

That's when Mariah and her father David had a new idea—sew it themselves.

"We spent about 2 hours in the fabric store walking around," said Mariah.

"A couple of the ladies recommended that if this was my first project it wouldn't be a very good one to start with because it would be very hard," added David.

But David says he was up for the challenge. With sewing skills learned in the Army, he dedicated himself to helping his daughter.

"It was actually more shocking that he said yes to make it," said Mariah.

After almost two months of work the dress was complete.

"My table was just covered with layer after layer of different patterns," said David.

When it was all said and done, David had fulfilled one of his daughter's lifelong dreams.

"It's more inspiring to see a man do it because even when you see stuff it's like oh a woman's the seamstress, a woman does the sewing in the household, but it's different to say oh yeah my dad made that my dad does the sewing in the family," concluded Mariah.

When it came time for prom, Mariah says the dress was exactly how she imagined it.

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