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Burito Roll for the Tulip Trio

During recent testing of the Tulip Trio one of my amazing testers (Rebekah from RebekahSews) pointed out that we could do a burito type roll with the yokes.  The ones she made her girls were super gorgeous and so I decided to try it out aswell.  Well to my amazement it was actually quite easy, and makes for a superb finish on the inside, with no seams exposed (apart from the sleeves).

This technique can be applied to the front AND back yokes – you can do 1 or both, but if you do the back, you will need to cut an extra back yoke piece.

So lets get on with the HOW

If you are using this technique on the back yoke aswell, then you need to start right at #1

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Lay your pieces like the tutorial, but take the second back yoke and lay it RST with the other piece so the shoulder pieces are sandwiched between, still sew only along the shoulder seams.

Then follow the tutorial until you reach #4 ~ Adding the lower body.  Now follow the photos and instructions below.

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First you pin and only pin the lower front piece to the MAIN (as in not the lining) FRONT YOKE, then flip the neck/back up so that the right side of the whole thing is facing up.

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Now roll, as tight as you can the BACK/NECK piece, leaving the FRONT YOKE (both main and lining) facing up.20170331_211223

Now roll up the lower front until you are about 4cm from where the yoke joins to it.

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Then pick up that little roll of lower front and place it on top of the roll of back/neck.  Now the clips where the lower piece is joined to the yoke is exposed again.  See that front yoke up above it all?  Fold that down so the edge lines up with the edge that is clipped.  and Clip all three layers together.

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See like this!!

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Now sew it along where the clips are and turn out the right way.

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This is what you should have now….Repeat for the back yoke and lower back.

KCW – June 2015 – Day 3

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So today I consciously decided to make my KCW item, I have had some denim wrap skirts sitting in my “to make into something else” pile for a heck of a long time and this new pattern (new as in its pretty much still in my head) was perfect for them.  It is a light weight denim with no stretch which makes it perfect for this simple little girls skirt.

Day 3

Pattern: skirt in the design process

Size 12m for Portia

Fabric: upcycled denim wrap skirt and home made bias binding

I love the fact that this skirt doesn’t use up very much fabric at all, out of the skirt I will get another skirt for Portia and some left over pieces for accents on other things.

KCW day 3b

Even though its winter, I think its perfect to wear with tights and long t-shirt (which incidentally is this top I’m amazed that Portia fits it still)

KCW day 3a

I love the little pop of colour that the bias binding creates on the hem, it also takes away the “I can see the hem on the high low” problem.  I made this bias binding using my FREE tutorial, and you can too, its really easy and adds a lovely little “extra” to a garment.

KCW day 3c

 

A little pop of colour for the waistband and the skirt was complete.  I only used 1cm elastic, which is perfect for a littlely but I’m not sure how it will hold up for a bigger child.  But hey, that’s what testing is for isn’t it.

KCW day 3d

 

I can’t wait to get the bigger sizes graded so that I can make one for Brylie.

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