I have been sewing a black jacket with Hong Kong finishing inside. The jacket is nearly done except for the lining/facing pieces.
The written instructions don't make sense. I read and re-read the instructions. Thick as mud. Did a Japanese person write this? I wondered.
Decided to tackle it from a different direction. Matching notches, I pinned the facing together. Pinned it inside the jacket. Tried on the jacket and VOILA! ... it works.
Did a sketch of how the pieces fit together. When I take it apart to sew, I'll know how it fits together.
How did you solve a problem by tackling it a different way?