Amy's School Jumper 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Step into the story of “Little Women” with this delightful Civil War Era Jumper and Blouse ensemble by  Keepers Dolly Duds. Make it up with lace trim and light colors to make a charming outfit for Amy's school days or skip the trim to make a handsome frock for the spirited Jo. 

The jumper is a simple skirt gathered into a curved waistband that gently shapes the waistline. Wide straps hug the shoulders giving it a classic 1860s outline. The straps are fixed in place and the skirt fastens in the back with a single snap. Lace or other trim can be applied along the edges of the straps and waistband for a graceful appearance. The blouse features full billowing sleeves, popular in the early 1860s, that fasten at the cuff with a button and button loop. It fastens in back with three buttons, although snaps or hook and loop tape can be used if preferred. The ruffled stand-up collar and decorative stitching and buttons give this simple blouse a dash of elegance that is perfectly suited to the jumper.

 

Suggested Fabrics: Jumper in lightweight cotton, cotton blends, cotton shirting, gingham, wool shirting, silk, or linen. Not suitable for knits. Blouse in lightweight cotton, cotton blends, batiste, voile, or silk. Not suitable for knits.

 

Supplies Needed:
Fabric:
  • Jumper ~ 1/2 yard 45” wide fabric
  • Blouse ~ 1/3 yard 45” wide fabric

Notions:
  • Thread
  • 14” x 5” piece of lightweight fusible interfacing

Blouse
  • Contrast Thread for decorative stitching
  • Three 3/8” buttons for back closures (hook and loop tape or snaps can be used, if preferred)
  • Two 1/4” buttons for sleeve closures
  • Four 1/4” decorative buttons
  • One small decorative bow
Jumper
  • One yard 1/4” - 3/8” wide lace or trim
  • One 3/8” snap
Tools:
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Iron and pressing tools
  • Ruler
  • Tube turner or safety pin for turning the straps

Skill Level: Intermediate
 

What You Get: One 20 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.

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AS
03/26/2021
Ann S.
United States United States
Beautiful outfit

The blouse and jumper are beautiful. I’m a forever seamstress and had a bit of trouble with the straps. Just make sure they are going the correct way. Patience wins out! Totally worth it.

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S
03/01/2021
Sewbig
United States United States
Keepers - "Amy School Dress"

Keepers' patterns are always excellent. Instructions are always clear, and surprisingly compact. This was surprisingly fast to sew. The instructions guided so well, it seemed really fast. I love the historicals, so no surprise that I love this one. I can't wait for the rest of the patterns in this series to be made. (I hope!) Oh, scroll in close to see the collar on this one. First time I have made a blouse like this. It solves the problem of having stand-up collars falling down. I also loved playing with my decorative stitches. I used a light tearaway stabilizer under my fabric to stitch the decorative stitches. The placement lines on the pattern ensured perfect placement.

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KL
02/27/2021
Karen L.
United States United States
Historical Clothing for 18" Doll

I was pleasantly surprised at how easy this outfit went together. I don't sew historical clothing that often because I find it a little fussy and complicated, but this was not at all. It was also nice to take advantage of the decorative stitches built into my sewing machine - I often forget to use them on doll clothes, but it really makes a big impact. Directions were easy to follow and detailed photos helped.

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LA
02/26/2021
Lisa A.
United States United States
Wonderful Outfit!

This was such a fun outfit to make. The blouse has so many pretty details, but the pattern explains them very well. I think the standup lacy collar is my favorite part! While historical dresses aren’t my normal choice, I’ve made a couple Keepers Dolly Duds patterns now, and I may have to change my focus! Both the blouse and jumper fit very well without any adjustments.

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MG
02/25/2021
Michele G.
Canada Canada
Amy's School Jumper

I was really excited to make this one, even though it is a historical design it has so much potential for different looks. Really like the delicate ruffle collar on the blouse and enjoyed the opportunity to try out some of the fancy stitches on my machine

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