I have been going back and forth in my head about a sewing superhero, like really – why don’t we have one yet? Someone that saves the world with their sewing prowess?! I am joking of course…mostly. But still – wouldn’t it be fun to see someone save the day with their fun needle and thread creations? And then it hit me, we already DO have a sewing superhero. Edna Mode.
Sewing is my SuperPower.
Little fact – Edna Mode’s character is based on real-life costume designer Edith Head, a renowned costume designer of Hollywood’s golden age, with 8 Oscars (and over 30 nominations) in her lifetime.
In a way, sewing IS a superpower. When someone’s pants rip, who do they look to for rescuing? Who saves the day when a beloved teddy bear gets a rip in its seam, or to shield their private lives from outside voyeurs with custom curtains? Who do people look to when they need someone to help save them from spending oodles of money on disposable diapers, or a boutique style baptism dress? And who do they look to when they need 15 table runners for their daughter’s wedding ASAP, otherwise the day will be ruined?! YOU.
You have a sewing superpower, and don’t let anybody tell you any different.
And now for some fun. After looking through Edna’s movie quotes, here is what I came up with.
10 THINGS WE CAN LEARN FROM EDNA MODE.
Edna:”I didn’t know the baby’s powers, so I covered the basics.”
Helen: “Jack-Jack doesn’t have any powers.”
Edna: “No? Well, he’ll look fabulous anyway.”
Always be prepared.
Edna: “My God, you’ve gotten fat.”
Always tell the truth.
Edna: “I never look back, dahling! It distracts from the now.”
Live in the moment.
Edna: “And machine washable, dahling. That’s a new feature.”
Use common sense.
Edna: “No capes!”
That one is pretty self-explanatory, don’t you think?
Edna: “Pull-yourself-together! “What will you do?” Is this a question? You will show him you remember that he is Mr. Incredible, and you will remind him who *you* are.”
Don’t forget to remind your husband of how AWESOME you BOTH are.
Edna:“It will be bold. Dramatic! Heroic!”
Go big, or go home.
Edna: “Luck favors the prepared.”
Always do your homework.
Edna: “Go! Confront the problem! Fight! Win!”
Motivate others to be their best.
**And in bonus interview footage, in the incredibles special edition DVD…
When asked whether working with superheroes was difficult, she replies,
Edna: “Superheroes are easy, dahling. Mediocrity is much more difficult to work with — and it is in such great supply.”
Words to live by.
And there you have it. Our very own sewing superhero.