music box jumper sewing pattern

music box jumper sewing pattern
Price: $15.95
Availability: In Stock
Brand: Oliver + S
Made By: Liesl + Co.
MPN: OS021MB
Our Item: OLV-OS021MB
Average Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
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Let's listen to the melody. This simple, empire-waist jumper designed especially for beginning sewists can be worn alone or layered over a blouse or shirt in cooler weather. View A presents a softly pleated, mid-calf-length skirt, while View B gives an A-line skirt with a single, inverted box pleat at center back. Both views button up the back.

 

music box jumper sewing pattern
  • Girl's dress. Simple empire-waist jumper designed especially for beginning sewists can be worn alone or layered over a blouse or shirt in cooler weather. View A presents a softly pleated, mid-calf-length skirt. View B gives an A-line skirt with a single, inverted box pleat at center front and a decorative button tab detail. Both views button up the back.

    Skills Used

    Each of our patterns calls on a unique set of sewing skills. Haven't ever done one of these things before? Don't worry. We'll walk you through it, step by step.

    After successfully sewing this pattern, you will have developed the following skills: buttonholes, plackets, and pleats.

    Suggested Fabrics

    Lightweight fabrics like quilting cotton; cotton chambray, fine twill, shirting, and fine-wale corduroy; and light- to medium-weight linen.

    Notions

    Coordinating thread, lightweight fusible interfacing, 1/2" buttons or snaps (six for View A, eight for View B).

    music box jumper sewing pattern

    Fabric Guide (fabric width: 44"-45")

    SIZE 6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T 4 5 6 7 8 10 12
    View A 1 1/2
    yards
    1 3/4
    yards
    1 3/4
    yards
    1 3/4
    yards
    1 3/4
    yards
    2
    yards
    2
    yards
    2
    yards
    2 1/4
    yards
    2 1/4
    yards
    2 1/2
    yards
    2 1/2
    yards
    View B 1 1/2
    yards
    1 1/2
    yards
    1 1/2
    yards
    1 3/4
    yards
    1 3/4
    yards
    1 3/4
    yards
    2
    yards
    2
    yards
    2
    yards
    2 1/4
    yards
    2 1/4
    yards
    2 1/4
    yards

     

    Finished Measurements

    SIZE 6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T 4 5 6 7 8 10 12
    Chest 20
    3/4"
    21
    3/4"
    22
    3/4"
    23
    3/4"
    24
    3/4"
    25
    3/4"
    26
    3/4"
    27
    3/4"
    29
    1/4"
    30
    1/4"
    31
    3/4"
    32
    3/4"
    Length, View A* 20
    1/4"
    21
    1/2"
    22
    3/4"
    23
    3/4"
    25" 26
    1/4"
    27
    3/4"
    29
    1/4"
    31" 32
    1/2"
    34" 35
    3/4"
    Length, View B* 18
    1/4"
    19
    1/2"
    20
    3/4"
    21
    3/4"
    23" 24
    1/4"
    25
    3/4"
    27
    1/4"
    29" 30
    1/2"
    32" 33
    3/4"

     

    * Measured from shoulder at neckline

  • English System
    Size Chest
    (in)
    Waist
    (in)
    Hip
    (in)
    Height
    (in)
    Weight
    (lbs)
    6-12M 19 19 ½ 19 ½ 27-29 17-22
    12-18M 19 ¾ 20 ½ 20 ½ 29-31 22-27
    18-24M 20 ½ 21 21 31-33 27-30
    2T 21 21 22 33-36 30-33
    3T 21 ½ 21 23 36-39 33-36
    4 22 ½ 21 ½ 24 39-42 36-39
    5 23 ½ 22 25 ½ 42-45 39-44
    6 24 ½ 22 ½ 26 ½ 45-49 45-55
    7 25 ½ 23 27 ½ 49-52 56-64
    8 26 ½ 23 ½ 28 ½ 52-54 65-72
    10 28 24 30 54-56 73-77
    12 29 25 31 ½ 56-58 78-82

     

    Metric System
    Size Chest
    (cm)
    Waist
    (cm)
    Hip
    (cm)
    Height
    (cm)
    Weight
    (kg)
    6-12M 48 50 50 69-74 8-10
    12-18M 50 52 51 74-79 10-12
    18-24M 52 53 56 79-84 12-14
    2T 53 53 56 84-91 14-15
    3T 55 53 58 91-99 15-16
    4 57 55 61 99-107 16-18
    5 60 56 65 107-114 18-20
    6 62 57 67 114-124 20-25
    7 65 58 70 124-132 25-29
    8 67 60 72 132-137 29-33
    10 71 61 76 137-142 33-35
    12 74 64 80 142-147 35-37

     

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    Average rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (based on 5 reviews)

    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Perfect Pattern, Perfect Result, 8/29/2013

    Reviewer: (Victoria, Australia)

    This pattern is brilliant! So easy to follow, and really gives that professional look that other patterns lack! I would recommend this pattern to anyone. Its great for beginners, and can also be easily modified for a more unique look for those who are more adventurous! I blogged about it here, if you want to read more in detail! http://oneredcherry.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/oliver-s-music-box-pattern.html


    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ageless Timeless Style., 7/26/2013

    Reviewer: (Tintinara, SA, Australia)

    Another pattern that works equally well for older girls as well as their little sisters. I made a funky little gingham pleated version for one of my Twins as well as the longer central pleat style http://fiveandcounting-motherof5.blogspot.com.au/2011/06/music-box-dress-all-grown-up.html both adored and worn often. Do check the errata as I think the style B bodice may be a little narrow. A lovely,quick to sew pattern with perfect finishes.


    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Perfect Jumper Pattern, 7/14/2013

    Reviewer: (AMHERST, NY, United States)

    This is literally the perfect jumper. I remember when making this pattern and following the directions, I though that the order of the construction was unusual. I followed it anyway. I mean who am I to question the directions. Well, I soon learned why. By following the directions, the placket and hem come out in this amazingly professional finish. There is no feeling that any detail escapes Liesl's eye in the construction process, nor do you feel like even a hem is just a thoughtless turn up and sew kind of experience. Each detail is carefully considered and constructed for beauty inside and out.


    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 More than you'd expect, 7/8/2013

    Reviewer:

    Surprisingly this pattern can yield some very different looking dresses. While the bodice is the same for both views the skirt construction, shape and length are quite different. With variations in pleats versus gathers for the skirt, you'll find there's plenty of value in this simple pattern.


    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dress up or dress down, 7/3/2013

    Reviewer:

    This is the perfect jumper pattern. A lot of other patterns seem to take the approach that because the shape is so simple, it needn't have a neat, professional finish. This has all the satisfying technique while not trying to overembellish a clean, simple shape. You can use it to show off a special fabric, or you can add embroidery, etc. without it becoming too busy. The proportions are great and I have found it fits well for a long time. This is one of my top desert island patterns (along with the Bubble dress and the Music Class blouse).


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    1. Note that in the first printing of this pattern, the first two illustrations on page 2 of the instructions showed notches under the arms. These notches were not included in the final version of the pattern as they were not necessary, so you will not find them on the pattern sheet. Revised illustrations without the nothces are show here.



    2. Note that in the first printing of this pattern, there is an error on piece #5, the Front Skirt (View B). The pleat placement line and notches for the pleat placement line should not have been graded for the various sizes, but should instead be consistent for all the sizes. For the large sizes (5-12) draw a new pleat line 1 7/8" from the center fold line and use that line instead of the provided pleat lines. For the small sizes (6M-4), use the size 2T pleat line for all sizes.