Solving Back Contour Issues: How to Eliminate a Back Yoke Seam

fitting the back Sep 15, 2020

You might be quite familiar with making adjustments to a pattern to accommodate a more rounded back than what the pattern has been designed for. On a basic pattern with a shoulder dart, the method is well documented and I’ve even created a video tutorial on this as well, but what do you do when the style has a back yoke?

Join me today to learn how to eliminate a back yoke seam to better understand how to alter the pattern for more prominent back contour shaping.

Watch the video now to see how back contour shaping can be incorporated into the back yoke seam as an invisible dart and how to remove the yoke seam and rotate the invisible dart to the shoulder seam so you can easily make a standard rounded back adjustment.

Not sure how to make a standard rounded back adjustment? This video is for you:

The Rounded Back Adjustment

The Lila sewing pattern I shared with you in this video is a Fitting Essentials sewing pattern. When you purchase this pattern you get access to an In-House Patterns Studio account where you'll find the PDF pattern files and helpful video tutorials specific to the pattern. You'll get fitting guidance, garment construction techniques and pattern design projects that will give you the ability to take the pattern even further.

If you’ve already purchased the Lila sewing pattern, check into your In-House Patterns Studio account to see a new video tutorial I created just for you. (*hint: its a new pattern design project!) I think you’re going to love it.

If you don’t have the Lila pattern yet, you can get all the details HERE.

So tell, me did you find this tutorial helpful? Let me know in the comments. You know I always love to hear from you.

All My Best,