How do you piece together an appliquéd collar or yoke for a dress or a tunic? It's easily done, following the instructions given by "Froufrou et Capucine" ("Froufrou and Nasturtium").
If the method seems a little old-fashioned, the result is not.
This is an effective way of personalizing and adding finishing touches to a sewing project.
Creation time: 1h
- Matching thread
- Wash and iron the fabrics.
- Cut the fabrics into the pieces required for the top of the tunic:
- yoke: the back and the 2 front sides
- 3 collar pieces: 1 back and 2 fronts
- Assemble the shoulder-level pieces and sew them together.
- Iron the outside edges of the collar to prepare for the hem joining the yoke to the collar.
- Sew the collar pieces together, the back connecting the 2 front pieces.
- Pin the collar to the top of the yoke, overlapping slightly so that the right side of the collar is against the wrong side of the yoke.
- Sew at 0.5 cm (1/32 inch) from the inside collar edge, leaving a few centimeters/inches from the top (stop at the place marked by the yellow arrows).
- Pink the curves you just sewed, turn the collar right side out, and iron.
- Finish off this seam by stitching along the collar (the parts you left hanging loose from the yoke) edge to edge.
- Sew the yoke in the same way, so you have 2 unattached sections that have seams.
- Selvedge the collar and the coke all around, at a few mm (1/32 inch) from the edges of the collar.
- Final result, wrong side:
- Final result, right side: