First, one must understand that we cut fur on the fabric side, not the fur side. And, never use scissors!! Use a utility knife, box cutter, something of that nature. It's super important to only cut the fabric, not the fur!
Okay, so we have our pieces cut out, now what? Well, decide first if you are going to line your vest...I have decided not to line this Mongolian fur because the fabric side is softer than you can imagine and looks pretty good too.
Whether you are lining your vest or not, you can go ahead and attach the front to the back at the shoulder seams.
So, here it is! Do this for both of your shoulder seams, then, get stitching! I think I might hand stitch this vest. I mean, only hand stitch - no machine!! Therefore, when I am 'basting' my seams, I am going to make all of my stitches close together and finished, just in case. Otherwise, you don't need to be so precise with your basting stitches. The point of basting everything before you sew on your machine is to keep the fur from slipping out of place (and it will)!
Remember that awesome Leopard fur I mentioned earlier, well, here it is with it's shoulder seams done:
Later I am going to put the side seams together on the mongolian fur vest! I'll keep you posted! Oh, and a super important note: CLEAN YOUR SEWING MACHINE, especially after sewing fur!!!