Sustainable Social Enterprise
Nina wrote a Facebook status asking for alterations help. Her daughter Lexi needed someone to make a corset back for her senior prom dress. Kacie read the status and initially thought Nina’s request was huge. She was asking for someone to take out the zipper and add a corset back to a ballroom style dress. Kacie hesitated, but then responded. She decided to look at the dress to see how much work needed done. Time was the big issue…did she have enough free time out of her busy work schedule to do this project?
Eventually she said yes, and a corset was created for Lexi’s prom dress! Kacie made the small loops and carefully sewed them into the dress. Lexi looked beautiful in the final project and danced the night away at her senior prom!
Here are some final pictures of Lexi in her prom dress.
“Thanks Nina and Lexi for allowing me to work on this dress. It was a pleasure. I needed the break from my stressful work schedule to focus on design.” -Kacie
Note to reader: Take time to do something you enjoy. It may be random sewing projects like Kacie and Kaitlyn enjoy or something else. This was not an overnight project for Kacie, but a few months’ work. There are always barriers like busy work schedules or other events that do not allow us to take time to do something creative. When you do find the time to create something you may also be helping someone else—like in this story.
Kacie G. Hopkins
Living life to inspire women and be an advocate for women's rights.