There are only so many hunter sets a girl can make before she needs to try something a little different. It's been at least two years since my last TWH set, so this was a fun little detour!
I managed to see the bridle through the worst of its adolescence (soooo many keepers on this guy), but the saddle is presenting more of a challenge. 90% of my English saddles use the same basic pattern pieces, but cutbacks have a bit of a different shape and therefore required a totally new pattern set.
It doesn't look like much, but these are the resulting pieces from a new tree and flap design that took a heck of a lot of tinkering. The skirt is turning out to be the most challenging (and frustrating!), but I think I have a pattern I can work with to make something work tomorrow. Hopefully.
Today I also did a bunch of lace prep....
...and dyeing, so I have some fun colors to play with.
I'm admittedly totally out of my depth when it comes to TWH tack, but colorful browbands seem to be a norm. What do you guys think? Red? Blue? I'd love to hear some input.
And lastly, tomorrow evening I'm picking the halter winners! Exciting!