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Flushed with pride

2010 November 19
by elizabeth_admin

Last night my friends I received an unsolicitation.  You know, an unsolicited compliment. 

I had an appointment at a tony 5th Avenue hair salon.  When I stopped at the front desk to check in, the girl behind the desk said, “I love your coat!  That color looks great on you!”

You know which coat she was talking about right?  My Simplicity 2311 of course.

Needless to say I was pretty happy to hear that.  I graciously thanked her and flushed with pride.  I did not find it necessary to say that I made it myself.  It was enough to know that a fashionable and gorgeous twenty-something thought my coat was stylish and beautiful. 

How awesome is that?  I think I can ride the wave of that compliment for at least a few days, don’t you think?  😉  

Happy sewing everyone!

23 Responses leave one →
  1. November 19, 2010

    Congratulations! I’m not surprised you received a compliment on your coat – you look fabulous in it. I’m sure that you’ll be receiving many more compliments!

  2. November 19, 2010

    What a wonderful way to end a long hard day!

  3. November 19, 2010

    Absolutely! It really is a great coat, you did do an awesome job and the colour suits you.

  4. November 19, 2010

    HOW did you resist? I would have had to tell her I’d made it myself. Whilst dancing on the counter with joy. Well done, you!

  5. November 19, 2010

    I would of had to say that it was homemade too . I do love the shape of your coat and the colour IS fabulous on you .

  6. November 19, 2010

    You should be “flushed with Pride”. The coat is stylish and well made (RTW). You wear it well.

  7. November 19, 2010

    Congrats!! You deserve it – that is one fabulous coat!! I can never decide when I’m complimented on something I made if I should reveal it’s origins or not. I think in this scenario I’d have gone with “not” as well, unless she asked where I got it.

  8. November 19, 2010

    How fabulous – congrats! I’d be going around with huge grin on my face like a Cheshire Cat 🙂

  9. November 19, 2010

    Love it when someone who doesn’t know I sew compliments a piece! Enjoy the high.

  10. November 19, 2010

    You totally deserve that compliment and should glow with pride all winter long!

  11. November 19, 2010

    I love your term “unsolicitation” and you totally deserve that compliment.
    Your coat looks great!

  12. November 19, 2010


    Congratulations on the complement! Not only does it mean that the coat is stylish but it also means that it doesn’t look “home sewn” if you know what I mean.


  13. Lindsay T permalink
    November 19, 2010

    How nice! Well, it does look great on you!

  14. November 19, 2010

    Your coat is gorgeous! She had good taste 😉

  15. Karen in VA permalink
    November 19, 2010

    You deserved it… your coat is gorgeous..

  16. November 20, 2010

    Your compliment was well deserved!

  17. November 20, 2010

    Yes, and you deserve it with that coat.

  18. November 21, 2010

    You have totally convinced me that I need to make this coat – as they say, “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” So there’s ANOTHER compliment for you, if you needed one.

  19. Sewista Fashionista permalink
    November 21, 2010

    Congrats on the compliment. It is so wonderful when a stranger compliments our sewing but doesn’t know its home-sewn – it’s a double compliment, to both our style and our sewing. No wonder you are riding the wave of that one for awhile 🙂

  20. November 22, 2010

    Beautiful. You’ve inspired me to get back to my own coat, which has been languishing here.

  21. November 30, 2010

    Definitely! That IS a fantastic coat and color on you!

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