The Tailor and the Dressmaker
As I watched the show in the wee hours of the morning, I found myself captivated by the 52nd episode, "How Do You Rank Your Sewing Confidence? ". They both make some valid points on the subject. And, your confidence is not just relative to sewing. But, your level of confidence dictates the success of whatever it is you are trying to accomplish or will ever achieve.
Bottom line, know you. Know your skill level, and/or lack thereof, and do something to improve on it or keep growing your skill level.
You, FIRST, have to believe in yourself. If you think you can, you will. NEXT, decide where you want to go with who you are, and with what knowledge or skills you currently have. And, LAST, do something with what you have discovered about yourself.
Now, be honest with yourself. DO NOT think of yourself more highly than you ought too. Meaning, don't think ahead of yourself. You may want to be what and where you are not. There is nothing wrong with taking your time and building on your skill set before you get to where you see yourself.
Example: You may want to start a sewing/craft business, but you have just started sewing 2 weeks ago. Say with me, " I AM NOT READY FOR BUSINESS. There is so much to learn before you get to that level. At the same time, DO NOT "dumb down" yourself. A lot of us walk around with a false sense of humility. You will not say to others how good you are. Lack of confidence is not pretty on anybody. Do not mistake confidence for arrogance. Especially, if you are talking about doing business, you have to be able to sell yourself FIRST. In order to get the most for your skills, you have to be confident enough to know your worth.
With that being said, HOW DO YOU RATE YOUR SEWING CONFIDENCE? Rate yourself on a scale of 1-10, 1= No confidence at all, 10= I have much confidence in my sewing skills. Leave your ratings in the comments below and let's talk!
“The education of a man is never completed until he dies.” – Robert E. Lee