This lace yoke shirt tutorial is such a fun pattern hack. You can use it with any t-shirt pattern you already have, or grab my womens’ free t-shirt pattern here. It’s time to start thinking about spring sewing, and I AM READY! This is the first springy item I’ve made for myself this season, and I LOVE it… so excited to start sewing for summer. I used my free t-shirt pattern for this lace yoke shirt tutorial and also sewed it up on my FB live show. You can catch the replay on YouTube HERE if you want to see this shirt sewn up in action.. you can also scroll through this photo tutorial for all the details as well.
**note- I like my shirts on the longer side, so I lengthed the pattern a bit to get the long shirt**
I have yards and yards of this lace from a end of season sale last fall. It’s so pretty and I can’t wait to make many more things with it. I made my lace yoke lower on the back than the front, but you can adjust as desired for the look you want. I still have to wear a tank under this shirt, but I like the lace placement.
I also added lace cuffs to the sleeve and bottom edges. You can find the tutorial for adding cuffs in the t-shirt pattern here.
Take your pattern pieces and draw a line were you want the lace yoke to be.
The trace with tissue or other tracing paper BOTH top and bottom pieces, meeting at where you drew the line. Add a seam allowance to both top lace and bottom shirt pattern pieces.
See how the top and bottom overlap at where the lace will meet?
You will sew the lace top yoke to the shirt bottom before continuing on with sewing up the shirt. If you need help sewing the rest of the shirt you can see the pattern tutorial here.
If your lace yoke meets by the neckline like mine you will have to trim after you sew the two pieces together before you add the neckband.
You can add lace cuffs as well..
Top-stitch the seam allowance down towards the knit shirt fabric after you sew the lace and shirt together at both back and front.
I’m super please with the results and I hope you will be able to use this tutorial to make an awesome lace yoke t-shirt for yourself.