‘The Magic Yoke’ trick & collar finish
I’m in the process of making a Hawaiian shirt for my husband, and wanted to try the nifty ‘Magic Yoke’ trick I found in the March issue (#111, page 37) of ‘Threads.’
Here’s the problem: My pattern uses a two-piece yoke, but does not include a collar band, and I’d like to get a clean finish with the inside collar…is there any way to do this, short of handstitching or topstitching the inside collar to the inside yoke? (The article does not provide instructions on how to attach a collar using the Magic Yoke trick.) If I do topstitch, how can I make sure I do a good job of catching the underside so it doesn’t look too sloppy? (I realize I can at least get a clean finish with the bottom of the yoke by attaching both yokes to the back with a single seam.)
Hope this makes sense!
The sample shirt used in the ‘Magic Yoke’ article photo appears to have a nice clean inside finish, but the inside collar/top yoke may have been hand-stitched with a slipstitch.
Have been trying to get pointers out of David Page Coffin’s Shirtmaking, but his instructions are specific to patterns with collar bands.
Thanks so much for any help!
Edited 9/7/2004 3:03 pm ET by Jo