First time I mentioned the "Burrito" method was in this post from 2017.
In this photo tutorial, I used the henley top I sewed using McCalls 7360. The pattern instructions on yoke attachment used a different method. The method I'm showing here is called the "Burrito" method. After reading this post, you'll understand why it's called that!
The top has a lined yoke that is attached to the lower back bodice. To better understand the tutorial, here is a rundown of the pattern pieces involved:
*Yoke. The yoke is lined so there are two pieces cut from the same pattern piece--one will be the fashion piece, the other is the lining or facing. For the sake of clarity, I labeled the fashion piece Yoke 1 and the lining or facing piece Yoke 2.
1. Sew Yoke 1 to Bodice Back, right sides together.
|Disregard the basting stitches above. I initially tried to follow the pattern sewing instructions but realized that they did not follow the Burrito method.|
|View of the sewn pieces, right side.|
2. Sew Yoke 2/Facing to the bodice back.
|Sew the right side of Yoke 2/Facing to wrong side of bodice back. The bodice back will end up being sandwiched between the two yoke pieces. |
|View of inside after yoke facing is sewn.|
3. Baste shoulder seams of Yoke and Bodice Front.
|Keeping yoke 2/facing piece out of the way, sew Yoke 1 to the bodice front along the shoulder seams.|
|Shoulder seams sewn.|
|View of the wrong side after shoulder seams are sewn together.|
4. Roll the back bodice.
|In preparation for this step, lay the top with the back bodice right side out facing you.|
|Leaving the yoke facing free, roll just the bodice back piece in a neat tight roll upwards towards the shoulder area. After rolling, you will notice the yoke facing is revealed.|
|Do the same with the bodice front. Roll it neatly and tightly towards the shoulders. Eventually the two rolled pieces will "meet" each other.|
|Once the two rolled pieces have "met" this is what it should look like. The rolled pieces are wrapped inside the yoke pieces like a "burrito."|
|Here is another view from the other side.|
5. Sew the two yoke pieces together along the shoulder seam.
|With the rolled front and back bodice tucked tightly inside, pin the two yoke pieces along the shoulder seams. Note you will be sewing three layers here--the yoke 2/facing and the yoke 1 which has previously been basted to the front shoulder seam.|
|View of the pinned shoulder seams.|
|Shoulder seams sewn.|
6. Turn right side out.
|After turning the top right side out. |