Sewing in particular is one of the things I have always enjoyed and always wanted to be better at. I grew up with sewing women around me and they have always been an inspiration – from my grandmother who sewed me so many things when I was a child to my mother who, among other things, sewed my wedding dress!
I am kind of an autodidact and like to figure out things on my own. Lately I felt, though, learning proper sewing techniques from someone who known better could really rise my level. So I signed up for a course 3 months ago and this week I will be my last lesson.
A while back I read “I am not a talented Designer” by Rafal Tomal and loved it. He writes about design, but what he writes can easily be applied to every other field. You really should read it yourself, but to summarize, he writes about how we are all amateurs to start with and that nobody talented or successful reached that level without a lot of work and practice. Being intimidated by others or what we think is our own lack of talent should not stop us from striving to be better!
This weekend I have been sewing a lot and I really had a good time. I know that I still have so much to learn and so much to improve, but still, with a lot of work, trials and errors as well as perseverance it could be fun to see how far I could take this. At least, it is worth a shot!