I have written about my challenges with garment sewing in Misadventure #1 (the too small, too tight skirt), Item 1 (ugly skirt with unfortunate flower), and Sorbetto Unpicked (the muslin disaster).
I tried the Colette Sorbetto again, and with some serious hacking and restitching, I managed to create a FrankenSorbetto. One armhole is actually larger than the other. I wear it while camping because it's cool in the Summer and I don't care if it gets ruined!
It seemed I was destined to only make simple elastic waist skirts like these I wrote about in Garment Sewing.
I'm very happy to say, however, that I will be getting professional instruction on garment sewing! I'll soon be taking classes at a local fabric store that will teach me how to alter a pattern and sew a shift dress. Altering a pattern is something I need to learn in person because I've tried reading books, reading online, and watching online videos and I still don't get it.
What challenges have you had trying to learn something new? Did you throw in the towel or seek help from someone more knowledgable?