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music box jumper sewing pattern

music box jumper sewing pattern
Price: $15.95
Brand: Oliver + S
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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.


    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
    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 reviews

    Music Box Jumper
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 02/23/2018
    This was my first Oliver+S pattern. Went together very well. Good instructions. My granddaughter loves her jumper!
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    Simple and easy!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 04/19/2017
    Made "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.
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    Excellent Result
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 12/14/2016
    I 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.
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    Excellent directions!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 09/02/2016
    As always, Oliver + S exceeds expectations. Excellent directions, beautiful finish, spot on sizing.
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    Another great pattern!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 03/25/2016
    I love every single Oliver + S pattern I've ever sewn, and this one is no exception! Great finish, great instructions, and perfect fit!
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    Music Box Jumer is a Hit
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 12/18/2015
    This 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.
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    Great Beginner Pattern
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 10/17/2015
    This pattern is a great beginner pattern with a high quality finish! It turned out great and I plan to make more.
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    Reviewed by on 09/04/2015
    I 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 .
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    Another classic dress!
    Reviewed by on 08/29/2015
    I 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.
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    Music box jumper
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 08/29/2015
    I 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.
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    Great dress
    Reviewed by on 05/10/2015
    I 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.
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    music box jumper
    Reviewed by on 05/03/2015
    I'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.
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    The patterns are perfect!
    Reviewed by on 02/09/2015
    I 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.
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    Finally, instructions that make sense!
    Reviewed by on 01/06/2015
    I 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. :)
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    Music Box Jumper
    Reviewed by on 01/02/2015
    I 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!
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  • 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.



    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.


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