This is the last of the yoked pockets - although technically, I'd call these Pockets-With-Hem-Facings, rather than Pockets-With-Yokes. The yoked portion is there solely for decoration - there is no gathered/smocked/pleated lower region to tuck into it. Whenever I make these pockets, I always add piping or trim where the yoke meets the main pocket - the chance to include a third coordinating fabric/color is too good to pass up.
In the first post on yoked pockets, I demonstrated one method of attaching the yoke and said it was one of two methods I use. Here I will show the second method - more direct, not so elegant but good for adding trims. It's exactly like attaching bias tape to an edge, except on a bigger scale. And just like with bias tape, you can start from the wrong or right side. We'll do both, and you can compare them and decide which you prefer.
Regardless of whether you're in the Right Side or Wrong Side camp, you'll need the main pocket piece, and the yoke piece. Both are the same width. The yoke piece will be folded over, so it needs to be twice the height of the finished yoke.
Serge the edges of the pocket piece
press the curved edge inwards (see this post for more instructions)
STARTING FROM THE WRONG SIDE
Let's work from the wrong side of the pocket.
Mark on the main pocket piece, the position (it will be a line) of the bottom edge of the yoke. Place the yoke with right side facing the wrong side of the pocket, and sew along the line you marked.
Flip the yoke piece up and press the seam flat.
Flip the entire pocket over to the right side.
Position the trim
so that it just peeks out from behind the bottom edge of the yoke when that's folded down.
Top-stitch that lower edge in place, trapping the trim in the process.
I also top-stitched the top edge of the yoke to match the visible top-stitching on the bottom edge of the yoke.
Serge whatever edges are still unfinished (should've done that in Step 1, but I was mass-producing yokes and pocket pieces and didn't think far ahead enough).
Voila! Finished pocket!
Top-stitch in place on the garment. I did those triangles at the corners of the pocket too.
Some of you might prefer to start on the right side of the pocket instead of the wrong side, so let's do that too:
STARTING FROM THE RIGHT SIDE
As before, mark the position of the bottom edge of the yoke, this time on the right side of the pocket.
Get your trim/piping, and sew that in place along this marked line.
and sew the yoke piece in place.
Flip the entire pocket over to the wrong side and fold the yoke piece over the top edge of the pocket. Tuck the bottom edge of the yoke under
Here's the finished pocket with all its edges finished.
Here are just two variations of this pocket idea on clothes I sewed for the girls earlier this year:
With folded-fabric trim (same as the sample in the tutorial):
and with ric-rac:
Looks like I lined the entire pocket in this one, too - probably because the white fabric was so translucent. And snuck some trim in the hem facing of the skirt itself as well.