Hugo likes his woven shirts. I like sewing woven shirts. Which is just as well. I have made a lot of woven shirts and constructed a lot of yokes.
Oliver+s show my favourite method well in their Sketchbook shirt pattern. I did blog the construction here. Recently I made Matilda two Ayashe blouse's and I was struggling with the yoke directions. So I decided to try my 'tried and true' yoke directions and it worked well.
So I thought I would share.
Place the back on top of one of the yoke pieces RIGHT sides together.
The back will be sandwiched between the two yokes.
Double check your seam allowances!
The result seems the same whether the back is right side or wrong side up. Either way,the seam is inside the yoke.
Sew and press the seam towards the yoke.
Take the un-sewn yoke edge and wrap it around so that the front is sandwiched between the two yoke pieces.
Sew the seam and press well.
Pin in place.
This can be fiddly especially with a smaller size shirt.
The side with the pin in it is the side that is pinned to the front.
Gently pull the yoke through the neck opening and press again.
Ta-dah-no raw edges!
Rinse and repeat!
I used the same method to attach the neck band as I used in the Sketchbook tute.
It can be helpful to hand sew the very edge of the collar BEFORE topstitching.
A super cute Ayashe with a super clean inside finish and of course you can apply this method to any yoked shirt or blouse.
I hope it helps.