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I’m somewhat of a novice and am flustered by the brevity of instructions with this pattern. I’m ready to attach the yoke to the skirt. The zip runs through the yoke on this pattern. I don’t understand how to position the seam allowance for the yoke and for the skirt panels when I’m attaching the yoke. I hope that’s a clear question. This is what the pattern says:
“Fold the slit allowances of the center toward the right side of the skirt. Pin the front yokes onto the top edges of the inner skirt panels and of the hip yokes (seam 6); the princess seams meet the marked lines of the pocket. Stitch. Trim allowances and press inside the yokes.”
Later…“Fold the allowances along the slit edges inside. Position and pin the zipper under the slit in such a way that the little zipper teeth are covered. Stitch the zipper using the zipper foot (a).”
That’s so much ground to cover in a few sentences that I’m lost. Or scared. Or both. Help?


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    Jul 1, 2013, 01.12 PMby raye215

    Specifically — Since I have another set of pattern pieces for the yoke that are not interfaced, shouldn’t I be stitching with the right side of the yoke against the wrong side of the skirt so that when I unfold the fabric is against my skin, not the interfacing? Second, am I to turn the slit allowances of both the skirt panel and the yoke to the right side before I attach? I guess that’s what its saying but it seems to me that if I attached the yoke to the panel with the seam allowances flat and then folded the slit allowance I would be assured of a smoother line at the zipper’s edge?

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    Sep 27, 2013, 09.03 AMby katexxxxxx

    You need to attach the yoke to the skirt before inserting the zip as the zip crosses the yoke/skirt seamline. Once you have done that, you attach the yoke facing. That should take your zip to the waist seamline.

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