So, how are we all? Hope well and fine after Mid Summer Celebration. Now the daily life is back to normal and we are ready for the 3rd and last part of WarmUpYourFurCoat tutorial.
You should have your brand new lining finished by now. Hope you have not been struggling with it if you didn't wait for me for the tutorial part 3.
With tutorial part 1 you learnt to remove the old lining. With tutorial part 2 you learnt how to make new one. And with this tutorial part 3 you learn how to fasten the new lining to your vintage fur coat. Notice that these instructions do just fine with every coat; especially vintage and tailored ones.
This is how it looks when finished.
Use small stitches to tack it there.
Then I turned it outside a bit...
...and tacked it all.
At old times -and sometimes still today- they make secure stitches at least in arm pits. It means that they stitch arm pits from lining through padding to the fur / front side. They are made to keep the lining on its place.
I have made many winter coats and overalls for children too and for daily outdoor use. I have created the padded lining in this way showed here. I never used these secure stitches to fasten the padded lining on its place. It never has slipped way. I think it is because modern proper padding fabrics make the lining more thicker so it keeps up its form better. Especially when the padding fabric is stitched to lining fabric to create those air pockets you learnt to do in tutorial part 2. If your vintage fur coat had ones you for sure can make them do. I didn't.
The inner belt is useful to close up the coat better.
When it is closed up nothing can be seen. Really? Take another look....
On the left side picture the fur coat is open but it still fits in the pic very well. In right side it is closed up with its new lining and padding and hardly fits in the pic. Still you really can see -not to mention about the feeling- the difference. Just take a look how the coat dangles with old lining and stands supportive with its new padded lining.