What are the tricks for sewing a fully split cape on an offset deer mannikin? I have a large pucker of excess cape on one-side of
mount which requires much additional time to remove and sew nicely.
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...Use a short "Y" insision. Also you can beat the seam down with a hammer. Next, brush it so the hair lays down, then put a piece of cardboard on it and staple it down. If your mount is dry, put some wet towels on it over night and do what I said above until the mount dryes. Hope this helps!
Next time you can mark the inside of the cape every inch or two. Lay the cape out inside out. Bring the insision together (like an inside out sock) and mark every inch or so (you might even use 2 color markers alternating colors). When sewing - line up the lines as you go.
When I get a dorsal cut deer, I sew it back up before I mount it so that I still get the "Y" effect as well as insuring all the hair patterns are restored.