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“Pull-Through” method for yoke & collar

Elaray | Posted in General Sewing Info on

There is an interesting treatment described in “Sewing Secrets for the Fashion Industry” (ed. Susan Huxley) pp 195 – 196. This treatment “is suitable for a garment with a yoke that attaches to the fronts and the back. It is a nice way to encase seam allowances using what Laurel Hoffman calls her ‘pull-through’ technique.” I’ve done a pull though treatment for yokes before, but this one is new to me because it incudes the collar. The problem is I can’t understand the directions. The illustrations don’t help because the sample is fushia and the steps don’t show up well in the photography.

If anyone is familialr with with technique, I’d apprecialte some help. Does it appear in another book, or maybe an issue of Threads? Can it be explained in this forum? Please help.

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  1. Elisabeth | | #1

    There was a nice article on just that in the March 2004 Number 111 Threads.

    1. Elaray | | #3

      Thanks for your response, Elisabeth. The technique I'm talking about is a little different from the one described in Mar 2004 Threads. The techniqe I'm referring to includes a collar and facings, not just the yoke. I should have made that more clear in my question.

      1. SewNancy | | #4

        Cut it out in muslin and try it . Doing it can really clear things up and make it clearer.  I know that this is time consuming, but in the long run it will take less time and you don't risk throwing the project out!


  2. suesew | | #2

    I don't know why the collar should make any difference. You simply wrap the collar inside when you sew the yoke edges together and then turn the whole thing right side out thru the arm hole edge. It's a great technique and I'm using it right now on a yoke on a nightgown. Sue

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