Chicago designer takes 'full responsibility' after botched prom dresses

It was a prom nightmare for some teenagers hoping to go glam for their big night. 

Now, a popular local dressmaker is issuing an apology.

Armani rode with her mother to Humboldt Park from Racine, Wisconsin for fittings for her prom dress several times before seeing the final outcome.

Her pick-up date kept getting pushed back, and the family agreed to pick it up the day of prom — which was this past Saturday.

The family says that ultimately the designer called someone else to come and fix it.

Armani was able to make it to prom, but her dress didn't hold up.

"Her dress started tearing in the back," said Argo McMorris, Armani's mother. "You can see right here… holes all through here."

McMorris said she was offered a full refund but will have to wait for it. 

"I'm pretty sure she told everyone else she will refund them," said McMorris.

The designer known as Makeda Designs has successfully designed prom dresses every year for the past 11 years that she's been in business.


The designer told FOX 32 that seven dresses had issues this year.

She also posted a statement on Facebook that read, in part: 

"The [past] few weeks have been very challenging. Due to being overbooked and overwhelmed I have suffered from sleep deprivation and exhaustion. As a result 4 young ladies didn't receive their dresses and a few others experienced dilemmas. I take full responsibility and hold myself accountable for my actions. RESOLUTIONS ARE IN PLACE!"

Several parents commented on the post saying Makeda Evans made beautiful dresses for their daughters this year and there were no issues.