Aubrey said it took her a couple of hours to make the dress, and then she played around with the design. She had only a week’s notice between the announcement that she was on the court and the dance.
Her classmates were excited to see the creation, she said.
The dress got a bit warm during the evening, and she was afraid to sit down, for fear of tearing it. However, she carried a roll of duct tape to repair any “wardrobe malfunctions,” which didn’t happen.
Aubrey plans to make a full-length dress for prom, along with a suit for her date. She hopes to enter the creations in the Duck brand “Stuck at Prom” contest for a chance to win $5,000 toward college.
She plans to study at the Herron School of Art at Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis. She’s not sure what career she wants to pursue, but the school offers many options, including furniture design.
Aubrey is serving an internship with the North Vermillion Elementary School art teacher, and has considered that path, too.
“She just has a natural ability,” her mother said. As a child, Aubrey loved to draw, and Julie was always buying her paper and art supplies.
She’s proud of Aubrey’s dress, saying, “I knew she could do it. I didn’t know how well it would turn out.”
In photos, the dress doesn’t look like duct tape, she said.
A lot of people complimented the dress, Julie said, and some said they would like to have a dress like that — but in fabric, not duct tape.
Learn more about the prom dress contest at: http://www.duckbrand.com/Promotions/stuck-at-prom.aspx