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!