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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 – 2015 – Day 1&2

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So once again I have failed to start with KCW on time, I really don’t know how on earth it comes around so so fast.  I always have great expectations to plan and organize myself to start on time, but then WHAM, its already day 3!!!

I’m not going to pretend that I have sewn two items for the first two days so I’m just going to show you a few of the things that I made recently to make up for being a complete slacker!!!

The first up is a sweet little party dress for Portia.  The story behind this dress is that in March next year my brother in law is getting married, my oldest two children are part of the wedding party as well as myself and my husband, poor little Portia is not, so I thought, to make it up to her I would make her a lovely dress to wear so she doesn’t feel left out…I’m sure she won’t care but just in case.

So I’ve started now so that I can develop the base pattern and then towards the end of the year I’ll add more and more options to make it really special.

This version is just a basic tight fitting bodice with a very full skirt,  I just love the snaps up the back as this makes it real easy to make fully lined on the inside without having to deal with a fiddly placket.

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And the second item I’ve been sewing lately is my newly released singlet/undershirt pattern.  It is a slim fit singlet designed to be worn under clothes, close to the skin as a layer to keep your child warm.  Something we’ve been needing in New Zealand as we have hit record low temperatures this week.

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What have you been making? are you joining in? what else have you got planned?