Co-hosts Alethia and I had the pleasure to interview Victoria Baylor on our show, That Sewing Blab. Victoria educates others on how to sew in her YouTube videos and on her blog, Ten Thousand Hours of Sewing. When you watch her interview on That Sewing Blab (scroll down to watch the video), you cannot help but notice a few of the things that make her an amazing woman and blogger.
- She is an expert dressmaker. She is an intelligent woman. You only have to watch her videos or read her blog, and you will see that she knows what she is talking about and that she has a knack for teaching others how to sew as well.
- She is inspirational. She has a strong faith which she has relied on to overcome the doubts and fears that could have prevented her from going after her dreams.
- She is authentic and a genuinely nice person. She is open and honest about her journey and what it has taken her to succeed. She knows it takes hard work and determination to follow your passion.
Victorias journey has taken her from a technical field to a creative one. She went to university and received a degree in Marine Science and worked in the field before she transitioned into working as a blogger and dressmaker. She started sewing as a hobby in 2006, but it wasn’t until 2013 that she made sewing and her blog her full-time career. During the interview, she discusses how it was terrifying to make the leap, but how hard work, a thirst for knowledge, and her faith have helped her along the way (21:50 minutes into the video).
Ten Thousand Hours of Sewing
Victoria’s blog was inspired by the idea that it takes ten thousand hours to become an expert in any one field. Her blog documents her journey towards meeting her goal of becoming an expert. She started her blog in 2010 with 3,000 hours already accounted for and has chronicled her journey towards ten thousand hours and becoming an expert. Her blog is full of informative posts in which she reveals photos of her latest sewing projects and how she made them.
Victoria on Video
Victoria has branched out from her blog and now appears on video as well. She co-hosts the fantastic YouTube show The Tailor and the Dressmaker along with the tailor Gentleman Jim. Their videos on sewing buttons the tailor’s way and fitting coats are two of my favourite. Victoria can also be found on Periscope where she shows you what sewing project she is currently working on.
She has also created and filmed an on-line pant fitting course for Burda Style. In the Blab (15:35 min) Victoria talks about how she came to be asked and the experience.
Thanks again to Victoria for being a fabulous guest on That Sewing Blab. I am looking forward to her future posts and videos.
Check out the links below to find her blog, videos and to catch up with her on social media.
Periscope – under 10,000 Hours of Sewing
Victoria’s Burda Style Pant Fitting Course
Episode Six features Karen Baxter of NiKai Designs. She discusses starting her own business and gives practical advice for those who are thinking of starting their own business.