What do you think?
It's not a tail coat, so you can wear it at lower levels. Go on. I know you want it. *G*
This is very easy to add to an existing coat. Here's how I jazzed up my old pikeur diana with piping and bling: http://dressagedaybyday.blogspot.com/2015/05/when-old-becomes-new-update-to-my-old.html
Lin, beautiful job! Show us how you did that!!!
I am showing First 1 and 2 a week from tomorrow. First show in a decade on my now-22-y.o. OTTB. Not EVER going to make Grand Prix. However, I have scribed a TON and just want to point out that SOME bling is good but some MORE is "not so good. If you are at all crooked in your seat, the two little doodads on the back of this jacket will make your unevenness very apparent. If you sit perfectly still, you will STILL sparkle and that will give the appearance of movement/unsteadiness. Same with a fancy, blingy browband on the bridle or any sort of trim on your pad, saddle, irons, spurs, boot tops, etc. Judges note these things, usually in asides to the scribe as the horse and rider approach X for the initial halt and salute. Not sure if it affects the scores given because I don't get to read the comments at the end (unless the judge dictates and I write them). Just something else to consider while on this journey :)
Lin's pictures on the update of her Diana jacket: GORGEOUS! Minimal bling and lovely piping. Coordinating trim on the saddle pad will be perfect!
That's a bit too much for me, and I love color and bling! The bling around the collar is okay, but those buttons are a bit too much, and I cam imagine that they would be terrible distracting to the judge while watching a test.
Just saw the above compliments and request for instructions. Adding the piping and rhinestones was very easy. I hand-stitched them onto the jacket during one afternoon. The key is to buy piping with a lip. Then you just line up the lips and stitch. I ended up stitching lain piing (no lip onto the saddle pad). I did two cords of blue and one of black for contrast. Here's a photo of the finished product: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=683990971329&set=a.683990866539.1073741829.187800514&type=3&theater
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