On Wednesday we had our first Convention Class.
I taught Fancy French Yokes.
It was a class on how to design your own yoke and the Machine French techniques needed to do this.
We talked about a Lace Design on the Yoke.
And how embroidery needs to be balanced.
The embroidery on the dress above is the same design as the picture before it. But with an added technique. Hemstitching. The lace in the center was hand hemstitched to the yoke. Some of my students continued on in my class the next day where they stitched the Hand Hemstitch. It can also be Machine Hemstitched if you have the sewing machine to do it.
We talked about stabilizing the yoke when it is made with lots of lace.
In the above dress (Antique Toddler Dresses pattern) the yoke is a square yoke. The ruffle has been added to it to create the look of a round yoke.
I love designing and I was pleased with the designs my students came up with!
I hope they learned lots.
Jeannie B. 2017