Today I began work on Marianna's Portuguese set. As usual, the first step is all about the pattern. Although I was generally pleased with my most recent Portuguese saddle, there is definite room for improvement.Aside from tweaking the pattern itself, I am also trying out some new construction methods. This is my second attempt at sewing rather than gluing the fabric seat and side panel pieces. So far the results haven't been encouraging. I was hoping to minimize the seam between the pieces. Unfortunately, it's still quite obvious plus now the panel alignment is off.
So it's back to the drawing board again and again. First days are often slow because I spend most of my time working on things that need fixing. Hopefully tomorrow I'll be ready to tackle the parts I actually know how to make!