Recently, I made a western skirt from some very light weight denim. After cutting the yoke and basting the skirt on, I did not like how deep or pointed the yoke came. I took the skirt off and cut the yoke higher and with less of a curve. This altered the hem-line of the skirt a bit making it un-even, but all the ruffles on the bottom helps to hide this defect. The belt loops also come to the traditional western yoke shaped points.