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Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing: The Style Dictionary: Yokes

Time: 2019-05-20 08:01cheongsam dress Click:

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That long skirt with the yoke and the center front split cracks me up!

Yokes are also what 'defines' the look of jeans versus trousers. Jeans have yokes on the back, trousers don't. The angle of the yoke provides the shaping in lieu of darts. A front yoke is also what makes a classic denim jacket 'look' like a denim jacket!

Also, putting in a back yoke in a men's style shirt (like the Negroni) remains one of the most mysterious sewing techniques I've ever done! I know it works, I can do it, but I just don't quite understand HOW it works!!

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