I designed my grandmother’s fashion sketches – 80 years later

She is her very own fairy godmother.

A TikToker has transformed into a real-life Disney princess in a dress designed by her grandmother – almost 80 years ago.

In the now-viral clip, the Chicago seamstress explained that her grandmother dropped out of fashion school in the 1940s, and with her all her sketches.

Now, nearly eight decades later, content creator Julia is finally bringing the dress to life.

In less than 24 hours, Julia’s dress reveal clip has racked up 1.5 million views, showing her grandmother’s sweet reaction to the dazzling dress.

The fashion trailblazer TikToker and her grandmother, who she calls her “idol,” have been in constant contact during the 2020 pandemic lockdown. At the time, her grandmother discovered old school fashion sketches that Julia had never seen and hoped she could pass the drawings on to escrow.

“She said, ‘I’d love it if someone would put it in the magazines or put it up at my funeral so people would know I did it,'” Julia told The Post. “When I saw her later that week and saw how amazing the drawings were, I thought, ‘Why wait until she’s dead?’

Julia said she “didn’t know much about submitting things to magazines” but realized she could showcase her grandmother’s creativity on social media.

“After seeing how happy she was with people loving her drawings, I knew I had to set the wheels in motion to bring them to life.”

But she doesn’t just do it for online influence—her grandmother’s priceless reactions drive her to take on challenging projects.

“Her reaction always makes me feel so blessed to be able to share this experience with her,” said Julia.

TikTok of Julia showing grandma the dress
Julia captured her grandmother’s sweet reaction and posted it on TikTok in a viral video.
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Her viral video posted on Tuesday shows the fourth design from her grandmother that she created.

“This was by far my hardest project I’ve ever done,” she wrote online. “I’ll be posting more videos about this dress throughout the week, but this is Grandma’s reaction to her work coming to life.”

The video shows Julia dancing down the stairs in a glittering gold dress complete with a detachable skirt – her own twist on the vintage design.

“Oh my god, that’s amazing,” gasped her grandmother. “Thank you because it’s just beautiful.”

“It’s so nice to see something I drew so many years ago,” she continues.

Julia turns to give the design engineer a good look. She then reveals a shorter skirt underneath that gives the outfit a whole new style.

“That made a brand new year for me,” cheered her grandmother.

Hundreds of stunned viewers flocked to the comments section to gulp over the gown and the grandmother’s heartwarming reaction.

TikToker shows grandma's last dress
Her grandmother said she thought she would never see her designs again.
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Grandma and granddaughter hug on TikTok
Grandma thanked her for downloading the dress from the pages of her sketchbook.
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“Was she ever able to wear any designs of her own? i want gma to play dressup! you did an incredible job bringing her dress to life,” one user pleaded.

“The fact that this sketch was created in the 1940s and still looks modern yet classy is such a slap in the face of modern times,” applauded another.

Dress with a shorter skirt underneath
But the final product deviated from her grandmother’s original design. In order not to waste fabric, the TikToker created a shorter skirt under the petticoat.
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“Yes!! Colab with Grandma. This is fantastic! Can someone get these two clothes please!?” someone else wrote.

“That’s a dream dress,” exclaimed another.

In the following clips, Julia revealed more of the heartfelt moment between her and her grandmother, vowing to keep the series alive as long as her grandmother is still “with us.”

She even noticed that her grandmother started drawing again because she felt so inspired to see her granddaughter bring her designs to life before her eyes.

Every time Julia wears one of her grandmother’s designs, she said she feels “so happy” to take on the festivities, taking them from pencil sketches to flowing dresses – but making her smile is the best part.

“I plan to make them while Grandma is still with us,” Julia told The Post. “He has so many designs I don’t think I’ll ever run out of them.

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