Matinee Dress pattern (modified slightly) // chambray fabric from walmart // anchor stamp by me // shoes // anchor buttons old from joann
Sometimes I wonder how much time I've spent being my own anchor. Weighing myself down with worries about what I look like, "was that a dumb thing to say?", would it be stupid if I did ________, I'm not cool enough to do _________, I'm not as good at that as _______, so why should I even try?
.....that's just a tiny glimpse into my own personal anchor. :)
Having confidence is something I've struggled with since I was a kid. Who am I kidding? I still struggle with it. I'm sure everyone does on some level. It's not something I'm proud of, but it's something that I deal with everyday.
But the more I remind myself to get out of my own way, the better. Sometimes you just gotta slap that bad self esteem in the face and just get over myself. I am such a happier person when I just set sail and let go of what doesn't matter. Because really, who cares? How much time have I wasted worrying about myself when I could have been enjoying myself and then helping others be happy?
Every time I face my doubts and try to defy them, I get stronger and I grow more confident in my abilities. I find myself feeling more comfortable in my own skin.
I was thinking about that when I made this dress.
I stamped the chambray with an anchor stamp that I carved out of an eraser.
It serves as a visual reminder to not weighing myself down with what doesn't matter. Plus Lila really likes the dress because it's lightweight and comfy. So win win. :)