Center back seam?

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    Has anyone tried seaming the back of the dress to try to avoid the snip-and-tuck into the yoke? I ironed some interfacing to that point on my daughter’s dresses, which have held up fine, but I’d like to make one as a gift and don’t want the raw edge to creep out. Sweet recipient has a largish noggin and I think it would see more stress than my kid’s dresses.

    Thanks!

    Lisa K.

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    I haven’t tried it, but a friend suggested a discreet bar tack for reinforcement if you think that spot will see extra wear.

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    on the last Ice Cream I made I followed the instructions for the small stitches that attach the two back yoke pieces and then I attached the outer yoke to the dress and hand stitched the lining down. You could also pin carefully and topstitch catching the lining on the underside. It was the most secure and tidy one I’ve done yet, no tricks or tucking and after several washes and wears it’s still holding strong. Does explaination that make sense? Here is a picture: http://flic.kr/p/e8VkXi

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    I haven’t added a center back seam, though you could if you want. However, I always enlarge the head opening. Either I use a small facing to create the opening or a slash a little and close it with bias binding like a keyhole. Both ways work well and there is no awkward bit at the bottom of the opening.

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    Thanks, ladies! I think I’ll probably opt to lengthen the opening. Kid is soooo cute, with a head like a lollipop, haha!

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    I have extended the opening past the yoke and into the body of the dress, then added a placket. This makes it easier for my granddaughter to get into the dress.

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