Sunday, October 31, 2010

And The Grande Finale from Ron Collins

The last technique Ron had for us that I could picture at the workshop was yokes. The process is very similar to the pocket process but here are a few ideas that I do and Ron approved of.

1. Sew the front and the back together wrong sides together at the should seams. Do not finish these seams. Press open as shown.

2. Cut a piece of Trace A Pattern so it goes up the body 3" from the highest part of the yoke. Stitch in place with 3/8" or 5/8" seam allowance. Notch where necessary and trim to 1/8".

3. Add Steam A Seam next to the bottom edge. Stitch shoulder seams together with right sides together. Press seams open.

4. Place on shirt matching the seam allowances. The seam allowances on the yoke will cover the seam allowances on the shirt. Pin in place matching up the seam allowances, front edges, etc. Pin in place. Lift up the edge of the yokes and remove the paper covering from the Steam A Seam. Press the yoke in place and it is ready to top stitch.

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