Yes, that is one of main risks associated with original works, but for me, I would much rather work on original designs, and this was only after a recent revelation I arrived at while I was working on a commission for a Paine cosplay. The entire experience was just dreadful, especially when I would mess up and it wouldn’t look like the design, so I couldn’t incorporate the hiccup into the design, I would have to start all over... But that’s really great that you’ve been successful all this time, really displays your leatherworking ability. ^_^
Yeah I agree, I hate spending so much time, especially on a new design, only to have to scrap it and start over, for some reason it seems to take twice as long lol. But you are right, we live, learn, grow and all that jazz.