Tutorial: How to sew a perfect yoke with the burrito method
Because my most recent sewing project, an oversized shirt dress, had a yoke, I decided to photograph the sewing process and write this tutorial on how to sew yokes.
What is a yoke?
A yoke is a separate pattern piece for the shoulder area of a shirt, blouse, or dress that attaches to the front or back of the garment. Yokes can be straight, curved, or pointed (think shirts in a Western/cowboy style u2013 these often have pointed yokes).
How to sew a yoke – let’s go!
Pin the yokes to the main fabric, right sides facing apart; I prefer to pin as many seams as possible first, then sew them all; these seams, by the way, do not need to be serged because they will be enclosed by the yaks. If the yoke is very narrow at the sides, you’ll need to turn this burrito inside out through the neck opening.
What is the purpose of a yoke on a shirt?
A yoke is a shaped pattern piece that is sewn into a garment to provide support for looser parts of the garment, such as a gathered skirt or the body of a shirt.
What is the back yoke of a shirt?
Definition: A piece of fabric that connects the back of a garment to the area across the back shoulders, allowing the garment to lie flat while following the body’s reliefs and ensuring proper drape and appearance.
How do you draft a shirt pattern?
The Front of the Shirt is Being Drafted
- Start with a piece of paper that is about 4″ longer than the length of your shirt and at least 2″ wider than your quarter-bust or hip.
- Plot the Length.
- Plot the Shoulder.
- Plot the Hip.
- Plot the Waist.
- Plot the Bust Line.
- Plot the Neck Points.
How many types of shirt yokes are there?
The most common yokes on dress shirts are a single yoke or a split yoke. What’s the difference between a “one piece yoke” and a “split yoke?” A one piece yoke is made from a single piece of fabric.
Why is there a button on the back of my shirt collar?
This button, which is found on the back collar of a man’s shirt, was originally designed to keep shirts wrinkle-free in Ivy League locker rooms. As the name suggests, it helps to keep a tie perfectly in place, preventing the collar from riding up.
What is the meaning of yoke?
(Entry 1 of 2) 1a: a wooden bar or frame that joins two draft animals (such as oxen) at the heads or necks for working together. b: an arched device that was once placed around a defeated person’s neck. c: a frame that is fitted to a person’s shoulders to carry a load in two equal portions.
What is a split back yoke?
A one-piece yoke is one that is made from a single piece of fabric, whereas a split yoke is one that is split down the middle and sewn together, with the two pieces arranged at an angle.
How do you draft a men’s shirt?
If you’re making a yoke, add an inch to the back at each line. Shape the shirt’s tails with the French curve, starting at a right angle at point J and tapering into line E at point K. Add 2 3/8u2032u2032 to the center front for a placket. Add desired seam allowances to neck edges, shoulder seams, armscye, and side seams.
What is a yoked skirt?
A yoke is a fitted band at the top of a skirt that replaces the waistband, fitting from the waist down over the hip (or wherever the skirt in question begins on the hip).
What is a yoke in an airplane?
They’re usually holding the yoke, the airplane’s “steering wheel,” which controls the ailerons and allows the pilot to move the plane “up,” “down,” “over left,” and “over right.” Twisting the yoke side to side controls roll and pitch.
What is a yoke electrical?
The yoke of a receptacle is the frame, the metal portion of the receptacle that is used to mount a device to the outlet box. The yoke of a receptacle is the frame, the metal portion of the receptacle that is used to mount a device to the outlet box.