A Filipino man surprised his sister wonderfully on Valentine’s Day two years ago. But instead of flowers or chocolates, he gave her clothing he had made himself!

Filipinos Francisco Oyao, Lu Asey, and their parents live in poverty.

Maverick Francisco Oyao

The girl was ecstatic when Lu Asey revealed their upcoming Junior and Senior Proms dates.

However, they had to dress in a ball gown, which was prohibitively expensive to buy, let alone rent.

Lu Asey’s parents’ financial situation made Maverick worry that he wouldn’t be able to attend.

He intervened alone because he knew his sister was desperate to attend the prom. Due to their financial situation, he felt compelled to make the costume himself.

Despite his lack of experience, Maverick eagerly accepted the position. The spring and summer collection by Michael Cinco served as his inspiration, and he found several ball gown designs on YouTube and Google. So he constructed the gown around it.

Maverick Francisco Oyao

Thankfully, he could acquire funding from several sources, enabling him to pay for the required materials and finish the project on schedule.

“I didn’t think I’d be able to finish this on time,” the author made a Facebook remark.

“I was especially worried about carrying it out because the notion was so unusual from anything I’d seen before,” he explains.

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“God, on the other hand, is a wonderful being. He hasn’t forgotten about me.”

Maverick decided on blue and white since it was a winter ball for his prom. Maverick built the whole outfit by hand; he was a student studying culture and the arts, not a designer.

Maverick Francisco Oyao

The settlement started to take form day by day. Maverick created a royal blue skirt with white satin ribbons so that his sister could use it as a focal point. To make it more transparent, he scattered white rose blooms with crystal beads throughout the clothing.

Maverick used a stunning blue and white ombré design on the top bodice. The butterfly sleeves enhanced the appearance.

Maverick Francisco Oyao

Maverick finished his project—he made his sister a gorgeous prom dress—after working diligently for a week and a half!

Lu Asey posed for pictures on Valentine’s Day wearing a specially created gown.

Maverick wrote to Lu Asey on Facebook, ”Your brother’s vow to you is that I will never weary of supporting you.”

Even though you didn’t get your ideal dress, it was the greatest for me, and it was the best because you wore it. He thinks highly of you.

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Maverick posted images of his dressmaking process on social media. He was lauded for his outstanding talents and efforts as a big brother.

Maverick Francisco Oyao

He earned admiration for his creativity and invention.

In the comments, he stated: “I am beyond happy reading all your lovely messages and congratulations, people.”

“Thank you for taking the time to read and listen to my story and for recognizing my good deeds. The fact that so many people were inspired by my story makes me feel like a rock star.”

Maverick Francisco Oyao

This heartwarming tale of brotherly love is one of my favorites! Maverick deserves praise for going above and above to make his sister happy on her special day.

Adolescents aim to attend prom in the most exquisite gown possible. But what if you can’t afford to purchase your ideal prom gown? Take a cue from Maverick Francisco Oyao, a Zamboanga City-based Filipino college student. Maverick has a younger sister, Lu Asey, who is in high school. Lu Asey, like other high school students, is looking forward to prom night in February. But there’s one problem: her parents can’t afford to purchase or rent her a gown.

Maverick Francisco Oyao

Maverick thus had a fantastic idea to fulfil his sister’s wish. Instead, he made an article of clothing just for his sister. He first drew a drawing of the dress with butterfly sleeves and a balloon-pleated skirt. Maverick, who had no prior experience in fashion design, was inspired by Michael Cinco’s spring gown collection. Famous Filipino fashion designer Michael Cinco has made couture dresses for stars like Beyonce, JLo, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, and others.

Maverick Francisco Oyao

Maverick had to acquire some of the supplies to make his vision a reality. Luckily, he got some assistance from his kind pals to provide the essential resources. Maverick finished gathering all the supplies before constructing the outfit by hand. Maverick must put in a lot of labor, from cutting and stitching to embellishing and hand painting, to give his sister a Cinderella-like evening she will never forget.

Maverick Francisco Oyao

Maverick finished the outfit and wanted to share the “fruit of his labor” on his Facebook page. As predicted, the blue fairy-tale-like gown instantly drew the attention of many internet users. They were even more startled to find that Maverick was not a professional designer. In reality, he is presently studying culture and arts at a university with nothing to do with fashion design. Furthermore, the inexperienced designer said he completed the extravagant gown in only 12 days.

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Despite the flashy design, Lu Asey did not win the night’s ‘Best Dressed’ prize. Nonetheless, she was content to show off her outfit with confidence. Not to add that the gown she wore embodied her kuya’s (brother’s) affection for her. And, aside, she and Maverick have won it all because of the immense love the gown has received on social media.

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