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Wisconsin dad makes daughter a camouflage prom dress

Dave Herron puts a necklace on his 17-year-old daughter, Mariah Herron, who is wearing a prom dress he made from winter white camouflage, at their home last Saturday in Marshfield, Wis.

Dave Herron puts a necklace on his 17-year-old daughter, Mariah Herron, who is wearing a prom dress he made from winter white camouflage, at their home last Saturday in Marshfield, Wis.

 

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The prom dress made by Dave Herron features a black satin bow studded with the tops of shotgun shells.

The prom dress made by Dave Herron features a black satin bow studded with the tops of shotgun shells.

 

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MARSHFIELD, Wis. -- A Wisconsin man used sewing skills he learned in the military to make his daughter's dream prom dress -- in camouflage.

Mariah Herron, 17, of Marshfield, said she hunts and works on construction projects and she wanted a dress that fit her personality. She began looking for one made from camouflage fabric but couldn't find one that was affordable.

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"I jokingly asked my dad if he could make me a prom dress. When he said yes, I was surprised," Herron told News-Herald Media.

Her father, David Herron, learned to sew his stripes and hem uniforms in the military.

"I'm pretty good with straight seams and about two years ago, my wife gave me a sewing machine. I've made some quilts and pillows, but this dress was something else," he said.

He spent hours studying patterns before making a strapless dress from white camouflage material for the April 27 prom. The dress has a black satin waist and a thin black ruffle along the top. A black satin bow studded with the tops of shotgun shells is fixed at the waist.

"I think she likes it," David Herron said. "She asked me if I'd make her wedding dress."

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