Problem solved! Crafty teenager makes prom dress out of her maths homework… and was voted most popular because of it
20:25 GMT, 8 June 2012
Best-dressed: Kara Koskowich combined her efforts from the school year with some sartorial creativity, making her own prom dress using math homework
While most girls will spend upwards of $200 on their prom dress, a 17-year-old student decided to make hers for free.
Combining her efforts from the school year with serious sartorial creativity, Kara Koskowich decided she would recycle unwanted paper, making her own prom dress using old maths homework.
She cut, sewed, glued, and eventually tailored a one-shouldered dress out of 75 pieces of algebra formulas.
The Canadian student told CBC News: 'For me, [prom] is not a big, spend your money, you have to look this nice, you have to fit into this mould of grad.'
While most graduates never want to look at their homework again, Miss Koskowich found a way to look good in it.
She sculpted the dress sewing in
darts and even a zipper, also adding colourful post-it
notes circling the waist to give it a cinched-in effect.
The student began making her dress in March, but said she didn’t finish it until the night before prom.
'I did most of it the last week because I’m that kind of person. I procrastinate,' she said.
Sartorial success: Kara Koskowich cut, sewed, glued, and eventually tailored a one-shouldered dress out of 75 pieces of algebra formulas
Tedious tailoring: The 17-year-old sculpted the dress sewing in darts and even a zipper, adding post-it notes circling the waist to give it a cinched-in effect
Months in the making: The Canadian student began making her dress in March, but said she didnt finish it until the night before prom
Miss Koskowich’s date was her friend Dorothy Graham, who was wearing a dress she made out of plastic bags.
According to Miss Graham, the dresses made the pair the most popular people at prom.
She explained: 'It was actually funny because everyone was wearing these elegant
dresses, and we’re in dresses that cost nothing, and we were the most
popular people there.'