CREATING VARIETY IN YOKE DESIGN:
A yoke can be designed with various shapes such as square, round straight line, scalloped, triangular and asymmetrical etc. Sometimes part of a yoke may extend to the full length of the garment. This type of yoke is referred to as yoke with panel. Sometimes the yoke may extend into the sleeve, or it may extend only part of the way across the garment as in a partial yoke. A yoke can be deep or shallow, broad or narrow according to the effect desired.
If the garment is of light colour, the yoke may be made of a contrasting coloured fabric for a dark coloured garment the yoke may be white or light coloured. A yoke with prints is attached with the plain garment or vice versa would give a good apperance. With regard to grain, a design in a design in which the yoke is cut on bias and the garment on lengthwise grain.
The yoke can be joined to the body of the garment in a decorative may be insertion of ruffles, lace, ricrac, faggoting, decorative stitches or top stitches in contrasting colored thread.
The yoke can be beaded, guilted, embroidered, shirred, smocked, tucked, pleated.
The yoke may be introduced at the top of the dress (shoulder yoke) above the waist line (midriff yoke) below the waist line (hip yoke)
Fullness is released in the form of gathers, pleats, tucks etc. from the edge of the yoke.