Pursue your dreams

Men <Sewists> often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn’t have it in the beginning.
— Mahatma Gandhi

I want to give a HUGE shout-out to one of my sewing students, Sisley, from Vancouver B.C. She is going to be attending the Parsons fashion design program in NYC this coming fall. CONGRATULATIONS, Sisley!!!! You worked very hard, and I am so proud of your accomplishments.

I just love it when people work really hard, AND they achieve their dreams. Life doesn’t always work out that way, and when it does, it makes my heart sing. Sisley had almost no previous sewing experience, but what she did have was intense focus, plenty of determination, and a willingness to learn. We spent most of a week together in January, and not only did we complete one garment and almost a second for her portfolio, we had a great time!  I can’t wait to see what Sisley does next- it is going to be something special for sure!

Happy sewing (and follow your dream! )

Maris Olsen

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