Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Power Phrase

Last week I purchased a sewing book.
by Deborah Moebe

Today I would like to share with you something from the book
that I have decided to live by in my sewing world :)

Power Phrase #3
When you finish a project you've sewed from scratch, there is always a strong temptation to apologize for the flaws. Say you've just whipped up a cute skirt and someone says, "Cute skirt!" Don't reply to that compliment by saying, "Yeah, but the hem is uneven, and the pocket didn't turn out the way that I wanted ..." Heck, no! Always say, "Thanks! It turned out really well." Plus, it prompts them to say, "Did you make that?" To which you can reply, "Yes. Yes, I did."

I hope this will help you to be a more confident sewist
as much as it is already helping me :)



Unknown said...

Hi Yelena, thanks for sharing this. This is so true, I think we are our own worst critiques, we should all remember this quote

Becky said...

I love this. It's so easy to get caught up in everything that could have gone better that I can sometimes forget that I seriously just made myself a completely customized outfit. And that's pretty awesome.

iMade said...

Thanks! This is going to be my new mantra. I forget to notice the things that turn out well about a project.

Unknown said...

That is soooooooo true. I ALWAYS do that. Pick out the faults; and I have to make a conscious effort to remind myself how far I've come compared to what I would have sewn a year ago instead of picking fault with something I've spent hours working on!! Thanks for sharing.