Repetition

Practice makes perfect. The more you do something, the better you’re going to get at it.

For some reason I really struggle with this concept. I want it done right and I want it done right now. It never works that way!

The saddle for my blue arabian costume is a perfect example of this. It’s gone through not one,

BlueCostume_seat1st

not two,

BlueCostume_seat2nd

not three,

BlueCostume_seat3rd

but four different versions.

BlueCostume_seat1

It’s been really frustrating. However, I’ve realized that my embroidery has gotten better with each new version. The fourth, which I worked on today, was made using something called a “Basque” stitch, which is so much easier than the make-it-up-as-I-go stitch I was using before. Having an actual stitch that I can remember will help loads later on… wonder why it took me so long to figure that out?

Oh wait. Maybe it’s that practice-makes-perfect thing again. >_>

I’m happy enough with this version of the seat. The last one was too big, so I made sure to fix that this time around.

BlueCostume_sea2

It’s still not exactly how I want it, but for now I think I’ll leave it alone. Time to get back to these instead:

BlueCostume_tassels

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