I recently had to make a blouse pattern for my patternmaking class. The blouse had a yoke and the professor said that to provide extra support in the yoke, you could cut 2 pieces. (FYI: The yoke is the separate piece you see often across the back top of a blouse that usually extends over the shoulders to the front.) I really didn't want the bulk of the extra layer of my fashion fabric, so I substituted some silk organza instead.
There are many, many reasons to love silk organza, but its use as an interfacing and sheer support is unparalled. You can see here how I used the organza as an underlining to give the yoke a little heft. Because it's so sheer and pretty, I just finished with an extra line of stitching in the seam allowance and pinked edges.
|The yoke is the top
back piece that spans
|A sheer layer of
organza gives body
to the blouse.
|The organza layer
is treated as an
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