The Music Box Jumper is a very easy pattern (one of the easiest Oliver + S patterns ever written!) that comes together quickly and offers lots of versatility and plenty of options.
We designed it with the beginning seamstress in mind. As a result, it makes a great project to undertake for learning to sew from a pattern. But its classic styling will be appreciated by sewists of all levels.
The Music Box Jumper makes a great summer dress when worn on its own, and it also works beautifully as a jumper with a blouse or shirt underneath in cooler weather.
S has been wearing View A in linen all summer. It’s a classic, timeless style with soft pleats, and it buttons or snaps up the back. This style looks especially nice in the upcoming City Weekend prints such as the one above. (City Weekend fabrics will be available at your local independent fabric shop this September.)
We’re also ready for school with View B, which includes little button tabs in the empire waist seam and a single inverted box pleat at the center front. I made this version in a sturdy cotton herringbone twill. It would also look great in linen, lightweight denim, and fine wale corduroy.
I’ll be making many more of these jumpers this year, and I hope you will, too.