digital music box jumper sewing pattern
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.
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. 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.
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.
Lightweight fabrics like quilting cotton; cotton chambray, fine twill, shirting, and fine-wale corduroy; and light- to medium-weight linen.
Coordinating thread, lightweight fusible interfacing, 1/2" buttons or snaps (six for View A, eight for View B).
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
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
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
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
Average rating: (4.9 of 5) based on 15 reviewsSimple and easy!Reviewed by Erica P (Verified Buyer) on 04/19/2017Made "A" as an Easter dress for my 10-year-old daughter. She LOVED it. I am thrilled with the option to order a digital version (I couldn't find anything close from a local shop) as I was able to jump right into sewing instead of driving around / waiting for shipping.Was this helpful?Excellent ResultReviewed by Lisa P. Taylor (Verified Buyer) on 12/14/2016I made view B in a red pinwale corduroy and used a festive holiday fabric for the button flaps. It fits my granddaughter like a glove and could not be cuter! It was a joy to make as the directions were clear and straightforward and the pattern a simple but classic one.Was this helpful?Excellent directions!Reviewed by Ruth (Verified Buyer) on 09/02/2016As always, Oliver + S exceeds expectations. Excellent directions, beautiful finish, spot on sizing.Was this helpful?Digital Music Box JumperReviewed by Therese (Verified Buyer) on 06/22/2016Living in the UK, digital is a boon. Love the pattern, have made version A and am planning on making version B. Instead of buttons down the back, am thinking along the lines of buttons on the shoulder. Has anyone tried this ?Was this helpful?Another great pattern!Reviewed by Sparrow (Verified Buyer) on 03/25/2016I love every single Oliver + S pattern I've ever sewn, and this one is no exception! Great finish, great instructions, and perfect fit!Was this helpful?Music Box Jumer is a HitReviewed by Mel Smith (Verified Buyer) on 12/18/2015This is my second Oliver & S pattern and I'm again blown away by how great these patterns are! True to size, amazingly clear instructions, and the pieces come together more precisely than any other pattern brand I've used. I did alter this one a bit - I dropped the neckline in the back a smidge and skipped the buttons altogether - my daughter can just pull it over her head. I made this in 100% cotton quilting fabric, and I'll definitely have to iron it to keep the pleat crisp - the next time, I'll choose an apparel fabric. I'll make this one again and again. Thanks for another great pattern!3 of 3 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Great Beginner PatternReviewed by Steph Skardal (Verified Buyer) on 10/17/2015This pattern is a great beginner pattern with a high quality finish! It turned out great and I plan to make more.Was this helpful?JumperReviewed by Debra Bocking on 09/04/2015I just finished this jumper with the pleats! It was easy to make. The only thing I changed was the direction in which I pressed the pleats. I did the box pleat in the center and wanted the other pleats to fold to the sides. I plan on making the other version in a Thanksgiving fabric from my granddaughter .Was this helpful?Another classic dress!Reviewed by Jan on 08/29/2015I bought this lovely classic pattern to make for my grand-daughter and I love it because it can be for any season depending on the fabric used. All the Oliver + S patterns I've tried so far, have turned out beautifully.Was this helpful?Music box jumperReviewed by Suzanne Fragale (Verified Buyer) on 08/29/2015I order this pattern in the larger size. I made the jumper for my granddaughter several times in the smaller size. It is classic and versatile. I have a print pink corduroy planned for kindergarten Will post when finished. Your patterns are the best. I am working on a purple corduroy red riding hood cape now.Was this helpful?Great dressReviewed by Margaret on 05/10/2015I bought this pattern to make this dress as a gift. The instructions are very clear and the dress was easy to make. I have bought several more patterns since purchasing this one.Was this helpful?music box jumperReviewed by daisyeyes on 05/03/2015I'm not sure this is my favorite pattern I've ever sewn of O + S. It turned out beautifully, but I had some hiccups along with way and I'm not sure how much of it was my rusty sewing skills or just pattern directions. I had some problems understanding the layout of the pleats (which was odd because I've made other skirts with these kinds of pleats and I struggled some with the bodice - attaching it to the skirt and also how to layout the buttons with the bodice etc. (I ended up folding my bodice for the button facing, but I don't think that was correct. In the end, I do love this jumper and so does my chick, but I wouldn't say it's my fav pattern.Was this helpful?The patterns are perfect!Reviewed by Dorothyanne Fuss on 02/09/2015I have been sewing for years......first for my own four daughters now for my two granddaughters. I am thrilled with your patterns. The "music box jumper went together perfectly, and I also downloaded the "Sunday brunch jacket and skirt" which also went together beautifully. I now will only use Oliver +s patterns. They are far superior to what is in the regular old pattern books! Thank you for a great product!1 of 1 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Finally, instructions that make sense!Reviewed by Tara on 01/06/2015I am a beginner who is trying to sew clothing for my children that doesn't look like I made it. :) I am continually frustrated by "Easy" patterns that, in reality, assume a certain base of knowledge that I do not have! I was very pleased to purchase this oliver + s pattern because it had clear instructions and explained the reasoning behind its instructions far more than any other I have attempted. By the end, I had a lovely jumper that didn't look homemade! If I had any disappointment, it would be the last step where it essentially says "add buttonholes and you're done". Buttonholes are not intuitive for beginners of my level! That was the only glitch. And, when I figure out buttonholes, I will be glad to have my daughter wear this jumper in public, which is more than I can say for any other article of clothing I have made. :)1 of 1 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Music Box JumperReviewed by Debby Johnson on 01/02/2015I love all the Oliver + S patterns. But of all the ones I've made, THIS is my absolute favorite. I've used it from the time my granddaughter was in a size 2T to this last Christmas when I made a size 7. I used cotton black velveteen and paired it with a blouse I made from the Music Box Blouse and Skirt pattern. Beautiful!Was this helpful?
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