Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.



Message Board > Fitting Woes > Help! Back yoke longer than front--why? ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Help! Back yoke longer than front--why?
Need to make alteration decision
stirwatersblue
star
stirwatersblue
Intermediate
KS USA
Member since 12/13/08
Posts: 3073
Login to reply to this post

Date: 9/20/12 9:29 PM

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I'm making myself a peasant blouse from Simplicity 4059:



Per the suggestions/conversation in that earlier thread, I'm lengthening the front yoke for better coverage (it hits me mid-chest, and I'd like it to cover the bust). But the back yoke is already 2" longer than the front yoke. Why is this? And when I lengthen the front, should I also lengthen the back?

(As simple as that sounds--adding an extra couple inches to the front yoke--it was actually ridiculously confusing, because the gathered lower portion of the shirt forms part of the armscye, and I had a bear of a time figuring out what to do about that. Finally just re-drew all the pattern pieces as they'd look when sewn together, and that worked brilliantly. Whew! But now I don't know what to do about the back yoke length.)

Help?

Thanks!!

------
~Gem in the prairie

cocosloft
starstar
cocosloft  Friend of PR
Advanced
FL USA
Member since 3/17/12
Posts: 148
Login to reply to this post

Date: 9/21/12 1:28 PM

Fit your tissue first. Does it still fit with a longer bodice and the longer back? any changes you make should be made to your entire pattern, perhaps your back yoke will fit better if you change it as well. You can try this out by making a new tracing and fitting the new pieces. No need to do it on your fabric until you are sure!

------
Coco

JEF
starstarstar
JEF  Friend of PR
Intermediate
VA USA
Member since 7/27/05
Posts: 2568
Board Moderator
Login to reply to this post

Date: 9/22/12 7:20 AM

Did you actually lengthen the front or just move the seam down?

Can you tell if the back and front yokes are supposed the match at the side seam? Sometimes they don't.

JEF

------
"The trouble with quotes on the Internet is that you can never know if they are genuine." --Abraham Lincoln

jannw
starstarstarstar
jannw  Friend of PR
Intermediate
WA USA
Member since 9/3/06
Posts: 8438
Login to reply to this post

In reply to stirwatersblue <<


Date: 9/22/12 8:17 AM

You might check to see where the back yoke ends on you. I've found that some with gathers end exactly where my back starts to round so the gathers stick straight out.

------
2009-113.25 yds
2010-115.5
2011-80.25+30+donated
2012 86.3 yds..
2013 21.0
Everyone who sews seriously has a stockpile of fabrics, because it is natural to purchase more than can be sewn in any one season" Singer, Timesaving Sewing, 1987

stirwatersblue
star
stirwatersblue
Intermediate
KS USA
Member since 12/13/08
Posts: 3073
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 1 member likes this.
Date: 9/22/12 7:08 PM

Thanks, everyone!

JEF--great point! The front and back yokes are sewn together only at the shoulders; where the "side seams" would normally be, is actually armscye. So I suppose if they don't actually connect, they wouldn't need to be the same length.

At any rate, I lengthened them both the same, and the muslin fits well so far (altho' DH has suggested making it even an inch longer).

The depressing part was that as I was explaining what I had done to DH (not a sewer or with any knowledge of flat pattern construction, but with the normal person's ability to comprehend spatial relations! :/), he took one cursory look at it and said, "Why don't you just move the yoke seam down so that you bypass the armscye altogether?" (Except he said that w/o the technical terms, of course.) AND THAT TOOK ME ALL DAY AND THREE MUSLINS TO FIGURE OUT! GAH!!!

Sigh. :)

------
~Gem in the prairie

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Fitting Woes >> Help! Back yoke longer than front--why?

Merchants on PR
Victoria Jones Collection
Timeless Hawaiian styles
Web site
So Vintage Patterns
Thank You for Joining!
Deals!
Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover
Made In Australia
Deals!
SewBaby
Unique Sewing Patterns
Deals!
Budo Bear Designs
Asian Designs
Web site

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
Altering Pants
Fee: $19.99
(Regular $59.00)
Altering Pants

Online Sewing Classes
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $49.00)
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics

Threads Magazine June July 2006 -125
photo
Review by kkkkaty on 6/19/06
Read Review

Liesl + Co. Women's Metro Shirt Digital Pattern
Liesl + Co. Women's Metro Shirt Digital Pattern

Details
Price: $8.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Salme Pussy Bow Dress Digital Pattern
Salme Pussy Bow Dress Digital Pattern

Details
Price: $8.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Self Drafted Pattern 142927-1000 summer dress
photo
Review by Saya on 6/29/09
Read Review

Islander Sewing Systems Men's City Western Shirt Pattern
Islander Sewing Systems Men's City Western Shirt Pattern

Details
Price: $19.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Fit For Art Sleeve & Cuff Variations for Tabula Rasa Jacket Pattern
Fit For Art Sleeve & Cuff Variations for Tabula Rasa Jacket Pattern

Details
Price: $12.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Burda 6919 Pattern
Burda 6919 Pattern

Details
Price: $12.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

McCalls 6796 Pattern ( Size 14-16-18-20-22 )
McCalls 6796 Pattern ( Size 14-16-18-20-22 )

Details
Price: $17.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN