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Sewing the Eider Tunic Yoke

Eider Tunic, In the Workroom, Tutorials, Uncategorizedcarla macklinComment
Eider5
Eider5

As promised earlier this week, we've put together a tutorial for attaching the yoke of the Eider Tunic to the body of the garment.  Hopefully these photos help you better understand the process.**

**Please ignore the fact that the Yoke is already sewn to the Body-- the pictures were taken a bit late.**

Eider Yoke Tutorial1
Eider Yoke Tutorial1

Here we have positioned the right side of the Yoke [here, the printed fabric] to the wrong side of the body of the Tunic [the mauve corduroy].   It may seem odd, but matching right side to wrong side is critical to the success of the Yoke attachment. Once the layers are aligned around the neckline, snip the seam allowance a full 1/2". Again, this may seem strange since you are nearly snipping into the viewed part of the garment... just take care that you do not snip beyond 1/2".

Eider Yoke Tutorial2
Eider Yoke Tutorial2

This photo shows in more detail how the garment will move at the snipped point. Snipping enables you to get the machine needle right in the crux of the Yoke opening.

Eider Yoke Tutorial3
Eider Yoke Tutorial3

Sew from the snipped point up the center front, around the neckline and back down the other side of the center front. Your start and finish points should be nearly the same point.

After trimming the seam allowance of the seam just sewn to 1/8", flip the Yoke over the body so that the wrong side of the Yoke is then positioned against the right side of the Tunic.

Eider Yoke Tutorial4
Eider Yoke Tutorial4

Use a point turner to get crisp points where the center front of the garment meets the neckline. Because you have already pressed the seam allowance along the lower edge of the Yoke under 1/2", you are nearly ready to top stitch the Yoke in place. Taking care that the Yoke lies flat along the body along its entirety, pin the lower edge of the Yoke to the body and topstitch.

Good luck and happy sewing!

~Carla