Installing the Front Band to the Fantasy Fur Jacket
Before installing the front band, I went ahead and joined most of the yoke to the body. This ensures stability, and there is less weight to deal with at this point, making the stitching easier.
After cutting out the band pieces, and punching the stitching holes, I cut away the hair from the body section that lies under the band.
Next, I pinned the band to the body, using bobby pins.
Thread basting was next, to secure everything.
Lastly before stitching, I needed to cement the yoke to the band, and punch any holes needed to finish stitching later.
Everything’s basted and ready for lacing!
First, I laced the bands to the body with the double cordover (Download a pdf of the diagram).
Then I laced the yoke to the body and band, the first row at the edge.
And then the second row.
Here we have all of the pieces of the body together. The next step is the facings!