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Date: 3/19/13 7:32 PM

HI
Im Courtney.
I just found this site and was wondering if anyone that has sewn this pattern (McCalls 5659, sleeveless dress) could give any help. Wasnt sure where I should post this.
Im stuck on step #29 and dont understand how they are saying to attach the yoke
Ive put a lot of time and effort into this dress and i refuse to give up. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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Date: 3/19/13 7:38 PM

HI
Im Courtney.
I just found this site and was wondering if anyone that has sewn this pattern (McCalls 5659, sleeveless dress) could give any help. Wasnt sure where I should post this.
Im stuck on step #29 and dont understand how they are saying to attach the yoke
Ive put a lot of time and effort into this dress and i refuse to give up. Any help would be greatly appreciated!! :)

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Date: 3/19/13 8:27 PM

Haven't done this one, but here's a link to instructions so anyone who wants to check it out and then advise, can do so:
McCalls 5659 Instructions
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Date: 3/19/13 8:37 PM

29. Pin yoke to front, matching notches,
centers and large circles, clipping front
where necessary. Stitch, keeping facing
free. Trim seam allowances. Press seam
allowances toward yoke. SLIPSTITCH
pressed-under edge over seam.
It want you to sew the front of the yoke to the dress part.
Buy matching the notches. T Folding over the part that will cover the back of the front yoke and hand stitch it down.
You would do the same to the back.

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Date: 3/19/13 9:30 PM

I have no personal experience with this pattern but did you search it out on the site here? There appear to be numerous reviews that could help you out.

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Date: 3/19/13 9:31 PM

That's frustrating! If you could type in what the instructions say to do, I bet someone could help you figure it out.

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Date: 3/19/13 9:39 PM

I think the illustrations are contributing to the confusion.

In step 28, you've turned the yoke assembly right-side out. The instruction there is to press under the seam allowance on the facing piece of the yoke between the circles. In the usual (and often confusing) pattern illustration technique, the illustration shows only part of the facing seam allowance pressed under between the circles. (I can see where the circles are in the step 27 illustration.)

***This is a common illustration technique used to show in the illustration itself that there is some action you should do. They show the action sort of half-done, so you can see what you are supposed to do (turn under the facing seam allowance between the circles and press in step 28). Although it's a common illustration technique, it's still confusing, even to me after decades of sewing.

In step 29, they also show part of the facing slip-stitched in place AND they also show that same seam being trimmed. Again, this is an illustration technique to show several actions in one illustration. So this is not how the project should look when you are done, rather it's a way to show in a single picture the actions they want you to perform in step 29.

In both step 28 and 29, there are TWO layers to the yoke assembly and both the 28 & 29 illustrations show the facing seam allowance partly turned under between the circles. Look closely at the illustration; there really are two layers there (the yoke and the yoke facing). Took me a minute to "get" that part of the illustration.

For step 29: Sew the Yoke side of the front of the yoke/facing assembly to the dress. Don't sew the facing to the dress and don't accidentally catch the facing in your stitching. Slip stitch the yoke facing in place along the edge where you pressed under the seam allowance in step 28.

CMC

-- Edited on 3/19/13 9:43 PM --

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Date: 3/19/13 9:48 PM

Ohh, i see you posted in the other forum too and someone linked the instructions!

Here's what it says to do: 2

Pin yoke to front, matching notches,
centers and large circles, clipping front
where necessary. Stitch, keeping facing
free. Trim seam allowances. Press seam
allowances toward yoke. Slipstitch
pressed-under edge over seam.



Here's what it means: Take the right side of the front yoke and pin it to the front right sides together by matching the notches. If you need to, you may need to clip into the front (the dress, not the yoke) to get the curve to loosen up so they fit. Only clip to the stay stitching that you did in step 22. I usually pin, clip if needed, then adjust the pins if needed to make it smoother to sew. Then Stitch along the whole front. Put the inside of the facing down over the seam (the seam allowance should be ironed down in step 28), and handstitch it down. I would carefully pin and stitch in the ditch from the front...but that's just cause I'm lazy.
-- Edited on 3/19/13 9:51 PM --

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Date: 3/19/13 9:50 PM

I put my answer on your post in the beginner's forum. Good luck!

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Date: 3/20/13 3:46 AM

"I think the illustrations are contributing to the confusion."

yes exactly!! those darn illustrations were NOT helping!!
thank u for taking the time to explain. it helped a lot

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