Vintage Detail: Yokes
We’ve been talking quite a bit about yokes around the office as of late. Which got me thinking about how I don’t really wear a lot of garments with yokes and how I should make some plans to sew some up.
I decided instead of looking through my pinterest board of patterns I wanted to make, I’d look through all the vintage patterns we have in the office to see if anything caught my eye.
I found a few really great ones:
This one is so cool, I loved the different options you could do for the neck. My personal favorite is the collar.
This yoke+tie is super cute.
The shaping in this pattern is interesting. I like how they use the yoke and gathers to help the dress fit to the body.
The version where the yoke and sleeve are one is really sleek and chic.
Due to my newbie knowledge, I had to ask Miss Katie Whittle if this was an official yoke and I got an enthusiastic “Yep!”. A Yoke is really any part of a garment which is shaped and adds form. I really enjoy the shape of this pattern and how the style lines are so clean and feminine.
Do you all sew a lot of garments with yokes? If so, what interesting ones have you made?