music box jumper sewing pattern

music box jumper sewing pattern
Price: $15.95
Brand: Oliver + S
Item: OLV-OS021MB
Average Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Difficulty:

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
    View A 1 1/2 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 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

    SIZE 5 6 7 8 10 12
    View A 2 yards 2 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards
    View B 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
    Chest 20 3/4" 21 3/4" 22 3/4" 23 3/4" 24 3/4" 25 3/4"
    Length, View A* 20 1/4" 21 1/2" 22 3/4" 23 3/4" 25" 26 1/4"
    Length, View B* 18 1/4" 19 1/2" 20 3/4" 21 3/4" 23" 24 1/4"

    SIZE 5 6 7 8 10 12
    Chest 26 3/4" 27 3/4" 29 1/4" 30 1/4" 31 3/4" 32 3/4"
    Length, View A* 27 3/4" 29 1/4" 31" 32 1/2" 34" 35 3/4"
    Length, View B* 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 10 reviews)

    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Perfect!, 10/12/2014

    Reviewer: (Cornwall, UK)

    This pattern sewed up beautifully, I've made 3 already and have two more planned, for now...


    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beautiful, inside and out, 9/29/2014

    Reviewer:

    The Oliver & S music box jumper is a firm favourite which I've made often as gifts for my many nieces. What I particularly like about it is that it is beautiful inside and out - the fully finished front and back yokes hide all seaming and if you take the time to use French seams on the sides you end up without having to even get out your serger. I most recently made a 6-12 month B version for a baby shower I attended yesterday. I used dusty pink lightweight corduroy for the dress with a tonally matched Libery tana lawn for the yoke facings and pocket flaps. I made a matching pair of the Seashore bloomers and was so happy with how perfectly it all looked.


    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Great pattern, used for school uniform, 9/22/2014

    Reviewer: (NC)

    Made this jumper for part of my daughter's school uniform. It was easy to understand and quick to come together. I added a fun fabric for the facing and pretty buttons. I needed to hem this dress about 4 inches shorter than the size I cut (size 12) and used a blind hem stitch. Dress fits well. Thanks!


    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Music box jumper, 9/5/2014

    Reviewer: (Burlington, Ontario, Canada)

    I just made the music box jumper, view B in a lovely plaid fabric for my granddaughter's first day of school. It turned out beautiful and I love sewing with Oliver & S patterns - the only small detail I would prefer is to have instructions for a zipper back instead of buttons.


    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Great Pattern!, 9/3/2014

    Reviewer: (Oshawa, Ontario, Canada)

    I love this pattern - I bought it because I wanted a simple but pretty dress to put together. It is the simplest Oliver + S pattern I've ever used, and it was just the ticket! Only 4 pattern pieces and a dream to put together. What a sweet dress it is too - I will definitely be using this one again as I can see how you could customize this one quite easily to make all kinds of creations.


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  • Determining Which Printing You Have

    As errata are discovered, they are marked for correction in subsequent printings of the pattern. To determine which printing of an instruction sheet or pattern sheet you have, look at the copyright box which appears on each. Toward the bottom of the box, there is a series of numbers. The lowest number you see there indicates which printing you have. For example, if the lowest number in the box on the instruction sheet is "2," you have an instruction sheet from the second printing. Any errors in the instructions mentioned for the first printing have been corrected in your version. If the lowest number in the box on the pattern sheet is "1," you have a copy of the pattern sheet from the first printing. Pattern sheets and instructions sheets can be printed separately, so be sure to check the errata notices for pattern pieces against the printing number on the pattern sheet and errata notices for instructions against the printing number on the instruction sheet.

    Errata

    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.