This second method of attaching a yoke is also known as the burrito method because everything gets rolled up inside the yokes like a burrito. To start, sew the outer yoke to the dress back at a 1/4″ seam allowance with right sides facing.
Flip the dress over and attach the inside yoke with the right side of the yoke facing the wrong side of the dress. Stitch at the normal 1/2″ seam allowance.
You’re then left with this. Don’t grade your seams yet if you haven’t done this before, we’re going to want to wait to do that till the end so you can make sure everything went together properly first.
Next, with the wrong side of the dress back facing up, flip up the inside yoke. Don’t press it up yet, we’re going to do that later, and make sure that you’re only working with the inside yoke at this point. Pin the front dress pieces together with the inside yoke. You’ll want the right side of the inside yoke facing the wrong side of the dress front, as shown in the photo above.
Stitch across both seams at 1/4″ and lay the dress out flat with the outer yoke still flipped down towards the hem of the dress.
Roll the dress front and back up into the yokes as pictured above. This is the burrito filling!
Fold up the outer yoke and pin the two shoulder seams together.
Stitch across both seams at the regular 1/2″ seam allowance. Don’t grade anything yet.
Unfurl the dress to make sure that you sewed everything facing the right direction and everything went together smoothly. If you’re having trouble turning the dress right side round, just pull it out of the neckline of the burrito.
Once you’ve made sure everything was sewn correctly, flip your seams and grade them.
Lay the dress out flat and give the seam lines a good press.
Topstitch along the seam lines, I again did 1/16″ at the front of the yoke and 1/4″ at the back because that’s what I like on my denim dresses but you can stitch this part at any width you’d like. Also stitch around the neckline and armholes within the seam allowances so that they act as one layer when attaching the collar and binding the armholes.
That’s the burrito yoke, not too bad really! See you back here next time for the skirt and side seams.