The Yoke Pattern for a Fantasy Fur Jacket
This is a short post to show the process of creating the yoke for this jacket design. The photo here shows a finished jacket I’ve made from this pattern already. While I’m not going to do an exact copy, this is the starting point.
The jacket has a separate collar and T-shaped shoulder seam, but in the new piece, I decided to have a cut-on collar, and a different shoulder configuration.
Through pattern manipulation, I created a shoulder dart, and new seam lines. I made this pattern up in oak tag board, and taped it together. Since the leather will be stiff, I thought it was the best way to get a “read” on the design line.
Here’s the front view.
And, here’s the side view.
And, the back view. Next comes the “muslin, but in leather as opposed to fabric.
I cut the pattern in scrap leather that I had sitting around, did some lacing on the shoulder dart, and glued the rest together, to see how it would assemble.
A front view.
The side view.
And the back view.
With some minor changes, I decided that this was the design I wanted for the jacket. In the next post, I’ll cover some experimentation I did with the lacings, and a demonstration of the lacing technique that I chose to assemble the jacket.
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