I often get asked what level of sewist am I. When do you know you gone from advance beginner to intermediate? To sewing super star? If there is a graduation stage how one knows where It's stands?
What gets me on sewing levels it's that people can know a lot different techniques and be good at none or know a few and master then with their eyes shut. Someone can be great on setting zippers and terrible on fitting, or sew any garment as long it's made out of "easier fabrics". As each person learns differently, naming something "easy" doesn't do any good for novices confidences if the pattern isn't really easy. On the positive note, I think knowing what a pattern involve in terms of skills a very helpful way to build knowledge.
What makes a sewing level?
How do you know where do you stand?