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digital jump rope dress sewing pattern

digital jump rope dress sewing pattern
Price: $13.95
Brand: Oliver + S
Item: OLV-OS012JR
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Skip to it! This shirtwaist dress pattern has a rounded collar and front placket detail. Pattern includes two styles. Short sleeve style features folded cuff with sleeve tab, slightly dropped waist, and self sash with belt loops. Long sleeve style features A-line shaping and bias trimmed patch pockets.


digital jump rope dress sewing pattern
  • Digital Patterns

    This style is provided as a digital pattern. It may be printed on both home printers (using either 8 1/2" x 11" or A4 paper) and at service bureaus that handle 36" wide sheets. When you complete your order, you will be provided with a unique code to instantly download the pattern. See our digital product policy for full details.


    Girl's dress. Shirtwaist dress features rounded collar andfront placket detail. View A includes short sleeves with folded cuff and sleeve tab, slightly dropped waist, patch pockets, and self sash with belt loops. View B features long-sleeves with folded cuffs, A-line shaping, and gathered bias-trimmed patch pockets.

    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: bias binding, buttonholes, collar, flat-set sleeves, partial plackets, and patch pockets.

    Suggested Fabrics

    Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics like quilting cottons, broadcloth, lawn, shirtings, poplin, silk taffeta or dupioni, and linen.


    Thread, lightweight interfacing.
    View A: Seven 3/8"- 1/2" buttons.
    View B: Three 3/8"- 1/2" buttons.

    jump rope dress sewing pattern

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

    SIZE 6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T
    Dress, view A 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 5/8 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 7/8 yards
    Dress, view B 1 1/4 yards 1 1/3 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards

    SIZE 4 5 6 7 8
    Dress, view A 2 yards 2 yards 2 1/8 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards
    Dress, view B 1 5/8 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 7/8 yards 1 7/8 yards

    Finished Measurements

    SIZE 6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T
    Chest, both views 20 1/2" 21 1/2" 22 1/2" 23 1/2" 24 1/2"
    Length*, view A 19" 20 1/4" 21 1/2" 22 1/2" 24"
    Short sleeve**, view A 7 1/2" 8" 8 1/2" 9" 9 1/2"
    Length*, view B 16 3/4" 18" 19" 20 1/4" 21 1/2"
    Long sleeve**, view B 14" 15" 16" 17" 18"

    SIZE 4 5 6 7 8
    Chest, both views 25 1/2" 26 1/2" 27 1/2" 29" 30 1/2"
    Length*, view A 25 1/2" 27" 28 1/2" 30" 31 3/4"
    Short sleeve**, view A 10" 10 1/2" 11" 11 1/2" 12"
    Length*, view B 23" 24 3/4" 26 1/4" 27 3/4" 29 1/4"
    Long sleeve**, view B 19" 20" 21" 22" 23"

    * From high point of shoulder
    ** from center back

  • English System
    Size Chest
    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


    Metric System
    Size Chest
    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


  • Average rating: (4.9 of 5) based on 10 reviews

    Lovely Pattern
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 09/24/2016
    I am so happy with this pattern! I was a bit intimidated, but so glad I tried this. The instructions were very clear and the dress came out beautiful. I will be making this dress again for sure!
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    Came together in a pinch, easy to customize
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 12/01/2015
    Copying Rachel's idea for my 10-year old's costume, I used the digital pattern in a pinch. It came together well, though next time, I'll drive across town and buy the paper version. The O+S papers feel better, and help me visually put the pieces together. I was thankful for the digital convenience with only three days to sew! My lean 10-year old did squeeze into the size 8. It would be great if this pattern went up to a 12.

    Overall, I enjoyed sewing this garment. The collar was beautifully crisp, and my 10-year old was beyond thrilled to wear her midwife costume!


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    Wonderful, detailed directions
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 10/07/2015
    I made this dress for my 5yo daughter. She is long and lean, so I made the size 6 to get the length to fit and she has a little room to grow into it. I made view A with view B sleeves. I was a little intimidated by the 3 scissor rating as I am just recently getting more into sewing clothing. I'd never before sewn a button placket and button holes themselves had not been my friend in the past. The directions are so clear and well written and detailed, it turned out beautifully as long as I went slowly and made sure to understand exactly what the directions were saying before I began each step. Very happy with this pattern and will likely make again.
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    Darling Dress
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 07/29/2015
    I made this in a size 3 for my daughter and we both love it! I especially like all the details that make it a little more interesting and classy looking. The instructions were also clear and easy to follow.
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    Christmas Jump Rope Dress
    Reviewed by on 01/19/2015
    This pattern is wonderful. I made view B and I love the cute gathered pockets. It was one of the more time consuming dresses I have made, but I do like tha fact that each step is explained in detail. I made two dresses the same, two daughters, you know, so I have two chances to practice my new skills.
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    Jump rope dress
    Reviewed by on 11/10/2014
    This pattern is darling but I did not like having to purchase it digitally. I'm still piecing the pieces together and some did not print out plus it uses lots of paper and ink. I do t like digital patterns.
    2 of 2 customers found this helpful.
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    The Perfect Dress
    Reviewed by on 09/17/2013
    The nicest girls dress you will ever make. This was my very first Oliver+S pattern and it was love at first sew. The classic placket front is splendidly explained and makes the construction perfectly straight forward. The tailored design lends itself beautifully to a school uniform. http://www.flickr.com/photos/motherof5/5481520682/in/set-72157625264790776 Once again it is a style that works equally well on a young child to an older girl. http://www.flickr.com/photos/motherof5/4985796734/in/set-72157625264790776 The neck opening can be a bit snug on a toddler so do check that on the smaller sizes if you think that may be an issue. I have used this pattern many times and will be sewing school tunics for my youngest with it again soon. A very special dress pattern. Enjoy!
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    A must sew.
    Reviewed by on 07/28/2013
    Oh how I love the jump rope pattern. I have to admit, I owned it long before I made it because I was afraid of the placket. How silly I was, the instructions were amazing and I was extremely proud when I finished. I highly recommend this one, in fact, just thinking about it makes me want to go make another...
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    Reviewed by on 07/09/2013
    I've lost count of the number of times I've made this pattern. I know I 've traced both versions in every size up to size 6 and I'll be tracing size 7 tonight. Thanks for a great pattern!
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    One of my all time favorites!
    Reviewed by on 07/05/2013
    The Jump Rope pattern is one of my very favorites and I've made over and over. It's such a classy fit! Views A and B can give such a different look, and playing with contrast plackets or stitching really creates a dress tailor made for your special girl. The placket and collar instructions are excellent and such a confidence builder!
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