Yoke Dress + FREE Pattern

Yoke dress

I bought the most amazing dress at a charity shop some years ago and I LOVE it. The yoke was crocheted and the dress part was sewn onto the crocheted yoke. The dress was already second-hand and I’ve worn it so much the fabric is seriously thin in parts. I tried to recreate that dress here.

My mistake was to use two very different texture fabrics. I also underestimated how sheer the grey stripe fabric was. But it’s still a lovely light dress. The pattern is below. I am a UK dress size 10. You may have to adjust the pattern to fit yourself.

Yoked dress pattern

Yoked dress pattern

You need: –

  • fabric
  • matching colour thread
  • sewing machine
  • pins
  • sewing scissors
  • paper to make pattern
  • tape measure.

You do: –

Cut fabric for yoke dress

Cut fabric for yoke dress

First make your pattern. See above. Then cut your pattern pieces.

Snip neckline on yoke

Snip neckline on yoke

Find the mid point on your yoke and snip down about 3 centimetres at the back and more in the front if you want

a deeper neckline. Snip as you go to make sure you don’t overdo.

Gather dress fabric and pin to yoke

Gather dress fabric and pin to yoke

Now gather the dress fabric and pin it to the yolk. Sew in place. Fold over edges to create shoulder and arm seam. Sew sides of dress.

Fold over shoulder and arm

Fold over shoulder and arm

I wasn’t happy with the way the shoulder fell as the yoke fabric was super firm so I cut it and re-sewed with a sloping shoulder.

Adjust shoulders

Adjust shoulders

Finish by hemming all around.

Finish the hem all around

Finish the hem all around

That’s it! More next week until then, have a great green week.

Greenie.

 

 

 

 

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