How to make a yoke in a base skirt pattern.

29 May 2015

Hello.

Today we would like to show you how we transform a base skirt pattern to get a yoke in the skirt.

The process is very simple and it will help you to design a wide waistband, make colors games or introduce shirring or pleats under the hip line.

1) We start with a base pattern, always I recommend working with a copy of the base pattern.

base skirt pattern
base skirt pattern

2) Draw the cutting line at the desired height in the pattern. A yoke below the hip line allows to give flights to the skirt and stylize the figure of large sizes. You know better than anyone which pattern stands out  your figure.

yoke skirt pattern, drawing cutting line
yoke skirt pattern, drawing cutting line

3) Cut the pattern by the drawing line.

cut pattern by the cutting line
cut pattern by the cutting line

4) Transform the waist-dart into a side-dart. Pin in the line of the dart and spin the pattern to close the waist clamp.

Pin the pattern in the dart line
Pin the pattern in the dart line
spin the yoke pattern
spin the yoke pattern
Close waist clamp
Close waist clamp

5) Smooth the new lines created. Do not forget to give seam allowance.

Smooth the new line created.
Smooth the new line created.
seam allowance in both patterns
seam allowance in both patterns

6) Always check measures and track the seams.

Check measures
Check measures

7) Enjoy your new yoke skirt pattern¡¡¡

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