Can anyone help with this pattern?

I have nearly finished all the pieces at

Does anyone know what to do with the 13 stitches on each of the fronts? Did they mean to bind them off instead of putting them on a holder? :shrug: Thanks!

WOW! What a beautiful coat. I think you’re right that the atitches should be bound off instead of put on holders. The directions say to sew bound off stitches of collar facing together. HOWEVER, you could graft those stitches using Kichener stitch or do a three needle bind off and have one less seam to sew! Hope this helps.