Homeless Teen Turns Into Fashion Designer, Sews Jaw-Dropping Prom Gowns

high school grad and girl in black fitted prom gown

We’ve shared some beautiful stories before about people extending kindness to the homeless. There was this 6-year-old girl who offered some kindness and a few dollars from her own purse to a homeless man, and there was this stranger who cried with a homeless woman and taught us all a lesson in empathy.

When Jimelle Levon was in 5th grade, he and his mother were homeless. But this isn’t a story about how Jimelle received kindness from a stranger; It’s about how Jimelle sewed his way to a brighter future for himself with needle, thread, and hard work.

“Me and my mother lived in a shelter before when I was in fifth grade,”says Jimelle in the video below, “From there on, once I hit sixth grade, I was always a hard worker, either shoveling the snow or anything just to gain money. because I didn’t want to be in the predicament anymore.â€

Now 18, those days of shoveling snow are well behind Jimelle. Instead, he’s making big bucks selling stunning, custom-made prom dresses for his classmates.

The gorgeous gowns are designed and constructed in his bedroom, or his “sewing lab.” You would never believe it but Jimelle taught himself to sew only a few years ago.

He makes each dress unique for the young woman who will wear it.

He even made his own date’s dress, inspired by the movie Coming to America!

He sells the dresses for $300-$450 each.

Keep doubting me lol…

A photo posted by Jimelle Levon- Designer (@jimellelevon) on Apr 15, 2016 at 5:20pm PDT

“I’ve been super busy. I can’t hang out with friends anymore, I was working two jobs before I started doing prom dresses… I feel like giving up sometimes because it gets overwhelming. But the day I see them off to prom and how beautiful they look and how much they love their dress it’s all worth it. ”

Check out the video below for more about this rags to riches story of perseverance.

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