Hi, I am working on the pattern Yoked Tunic Pattern #142 and it is a novice pattern. I’ve done some sewing but not a lot… the instructions that came with Pattern #142 aren’t quite clear to me and I’m not sure if there is some place on Burdastyle.com that I can turn to for clearer instructions?
My issue is mainly around the yoke… for example, the instructions for the yoke are as follows:
“Stitch shoulder seams on outer and inner yoke. Use tailor’s chalk to mark slit on both front yokes, at centre front. On one front yoke, mark attachment positions for tie bands, 1.5 cm and 2 cm (5/8 in and 3/4 in) above end of slit. Pin yokes together, right sides facing, pinning slit markings together. Stitch closely around slit marking, leaving 5 mm (3/16 in) open on right and left edge of slit at position for each tie band. As continuation of stitching, stitch along neck edge. Slash slit between lines of stitching. Trim seam allowances on neck edge. Turn inside yoke up and stitch to seam allowances, close to seam, stitching as far as possible at slit. Turn yoke right side out. Slide tie bands to inside through openings and stitch openings closed. Press slit edges. Baste open yoke edges together. Stitch yoke to front and back. Press seam allowances away from yoke.”
So for the first part, “Stitch shoulder seams on outer and inner yoke,” can I assume they mean stitch the shoulder seams of the outer and inner FRONT yoke? And I can’t quite figure out where the back, inner yoke comes into things.
I’m very confused… there are no illustrations in the instructions to explains this :(
Anyone able to advise?
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Pls help! I tried to sew the sloper for fitting but the sleeve is to big for the armhole.