Those issues range from cutting out to fitting...and then there were specific techniques mentioned like bound buttonholes, rolled hems and welt pockets. Buttonholes appeared frequently too. As well as working with fusible interfacings, hemming garments and working with knits. Then there were mentions about pattern alterations, eyelets and linings.
However, I did notice one thing in all of the items mentioned...despite the lack of knowledge or skill...there was still a deep and abiding love of sewing. Not once did anyone say, because of such and such a technique, I'm just not sewing any more! There were helpful suggestions given and even questions asking for suggestions on how to perform a task better.
So what I did I learn? I learned that sewing is a journey that we are all taking...and that we are all at different stages of the journey...but our mutual love and passion for sewing is what keeps us on the path. It keeps us searching, learning and trying to do better. It causes us to exult in our truimphs and somehow muster past our failures. It keeps us striving to come up a little higher...and really is there any goal greater than that?!
I want to thank everyone who shared something...for allowing us to realize that we as a sewing community want the same things...and hopefully we will pull each other up and help each other along!
As always...more later!
p.s. image courtesy of: www.solarnavigator.net/sewing_machines.htm