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Wising Up: All About the Yoke

Hey Loves,

It's been a while!  I've been doing some self care for me and my family.  But I'm back!

So today is Wednesday!  What better day to share some sewing wisdom?!  So I'm sharing something I learned about garment construction!  Fun huh?! Well it is for me!

Today, I'm sharing about the shirt yoke.  I've been running from it! 

Here's a little history.  Hubby says this fabric would look good as a shirt.  I say really and move on to another project.  Why you might ask?  FEAR!  Fear that it won't look professional. Fear that I'll mess it all the way up. My biggest fear wasn't collars or buttons.  It was the yoke construction.

It finally caught me. Well, I made a ladies' shirt using Simplicity D0525 (8216). 

Guess what it has...A YOKE!  I couldn't run any more.  So before I started, I read through the steps and did some research on why shirts have yokes and best practices.

  1. Yokes help the shirts hang better.
  2. Line the yoke for a professional looking finish inside and out.

The pattern didn't line the yoke so I had to find out how to do it.  YouTube University for the win.  Sewing Arts Center had a great tutorial.

It was simpler than I thought.  I learned a little about dress shirt construction and I conquered a fear. I'm one step closer to making my guy a dress shirt. 😍

#wiseup The only thing we have to fear is fear itself!  FDR

Check out my pattern review! 

I'd love to her about your sewing fears and how you overcame them. Share them in the comments.

Until next time, Smooches!



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