Here is a look at my second prototype pair before I tried them on the model.
They looked pretty nifty on the desk, but I'm not delighted with the fit. The area of greatest concern is the bottom edge which looks bulky and is sitting too low on the front of Balthazar's pasterns.
So it's back to the drawing board--literally. I've trimmed the bottom edge, concentrating on the area directly below the logo. This time I really thought I'd nailed it...
But once again, I'm disappointed when I try them on the model!
And so it goes. There really is no secret to patterning other than a keen eye for detail and infinite patience. Take your time, take notes and don't get too discouraged if your first, second and third attempts fall short of your expectations. If you keep at it, you'll get there eventually--at least that's what I keep telling myself!