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Topic: Tutorial- Inserting a yoke into a shirt for extra cuteness  (Read 23532 times)
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« on: December 05, 2008 04:31:47 PM »

I recently posted a step-by-step post of how I made this shirt on my blog, and since I had a few questions about the argyle shirt I made and posted on here I thought I would share the process on how to add the cute yoke to the front.
(to see the full tutorial, you can go here: http://www.laupre.com/blog/?p=159)

First take the front piece for the body of your shirt and with a marking tool, draw the basic shape of the yoke.  I decided to use a rounded square shape.  Fold the body of the shirt in half (to make sure that both sides will be shaped the same) and cut out the shape you drew.

The piece you cut out will be the pattern for your yoke piece.

Lay your yoke pattern piece out on the fabric and cut around it, leaving an extra bit all around for seam allowance. (my yoke pattern piece has the cut section down the front because I cut off the original collar and buttons from the shirt I was reconstructing)
Then, cut a curve in the top of the piece for your neckline.

I added a strip of the fabric, serged on the edges and folded into place down the center of the yoke with the straight stitch on my sewing machine.

Match up the lines at the edge of yoke with the edge of the body piece and pin into place.(right sides together)

Serge the edge of the yoke to the body.  For a nice finished touch, straight stitch along the edge of the yoke, too.

Finish the rest of your shirt; side seams and sleeves, and add your buttons.

Thanks for looking, and enjoy!

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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2008 04:54:44 PM »

Very cool and helpful!

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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2008 05:16:36 PM »

thanks for the tute Smiley and cute ruffles

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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2008 06:48:01 PM »

Awesome! I've been looking for a shirt just like this around town, but now I can just make it myself! Thanks so much.

« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2008 02:33:32 PM »

Thanks for the tut, and that t shirt is beauty!
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2008 06:30:09 PM »

these turned out really professional- love it!!!

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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2008 10:19:59 AM »

awesome! thanks for the tute Smiley
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2008 09:52:10 PM »

Thank you for this! I have really really been wanting to try a yoke, I had no idea it was this easy.

Tomorrow, me+yoke.

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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2008 07:30:05 PM »

Your shirt is adorable, and the tute is very helpful!

« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2008 10:05:23 PM »

This is a really great idea.  you could do so many different things with patterns, fabrics, etc.  Thanks!
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