-A teen asked a girl to be his prom date
-He made her a prom dress from scratch
-The design was so stunning that even other girls wanted to ask him to make dresses from them
-Now he is not a homeless teen anymore
KAMI stumbled across a very interesting story of littlethings.com about a former homeless teen who made money by making prom dresses.
Jimelle Levon didn't have an easy childhood. He got homeless when he was in fifth grade and tried to survive. This situation gave Jimelle a lot of motivation and fire to do something incredible.
He thought that he needed to do something to survive and to help his mother out, so he began learning how to sew by the age of 14 years old.
“Me and my mother lived in a shelter before when I was in fifth grade,” Jimelle told WCMH. “From there on, once I hit sixth grade, I was always a hard worker, either shoveling the snow or anything to gain money because I didn’t want to be in the predicament anymore.” He said.
He didn't want to be a burden to his mother. Later on when he turned 18 years old. At the time of prom, he did something amazing. The high school senior even made his prom date’s dress. Jimelle began sewing when he was 14 years old, and he converted his small bedroom into his “Sewing Lab.”
CHECK OUT HIS BEAUTIFUL DESIGNS:
Every year, he sells about 3-4 customized dresses that has a price of $300-$400 each. These gowns have awesome designs that any girl would make any girl spend for it.
Each dress is one of kind and specially made for the girls. Jimelle was able to quit his 2 part time jobs and focused on his sewing career full time.
Next fall, he’ll be attending Clark Atlanta University to study business and fashion — something he clearly already knows plenty about!
What can you say about Jimelle's hard work and awesome designs? Tell us your thoughts below!
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