This skirt piece was completely finished. It had been cut out, skived, stitch-marked, Edge Koted and sealed. There was nothing left to do it it save actually put it on the saddle... Unfortunately, I just couldn't leave well enough alone. I decided it needed a little more skiving right there along the lower front edge. Bad idea. I skived right through the leather. Ugh!
I've remade the piece, but I can't quite bring myself to throw the damaged one away. I have a whole pile of little scraps like this in the bottom of my tooling leather box. Maybe someday I'll find a use for them. Maybe someday I'll stopping making more of them. Hope springs eternal, right?