The Faux Button Jumper, by Forever 18 Inches, is a simple pattern with detailing that looks complicated--but isn't! It looks like it has a working front placket, but looks can be deceiving. The placket is all show, and the jumper actually has only three main pattern pieces, plus cut strips for Straps and Optional Pockets. Option 1 is an Easy-level project for newer seamstresses or those who want quick results (no closures, no lining, no facing, no worries!). Option 2 is slightly more advanced, and is finished with a lining to accommodate lighter-weight fabrics. Either option can be made with or without the optional pocket(s).
The directions have been written comprehensively with many explanatory details for those who are newer to sewing. An experienced seamstress will probably be able to construct the Jumper just by reading the instructions highlighted in bold text. Happy sewing!
When you print this pattern, check to make sure that the scale is correct by measuring the 1” square scale on each page. Set the page margins on your printer to narrow and the print scale to none. When you begin sewing, pay special attention to the size of your seam allowances. This pattern was sized to fit snugly, and accurate seams are important to achieve a good fit.
This pattern was sized on a Ruby Red Fashion Friends™ (Chest: 7-1/8", Waist: 6-1/4", Hips: 7-3/4"). The most critical measurement is the hip size.
Recommended Fabrics: Semi-medium weight woven fabrics such as quilter's cotton, lightweight denim, chintz, chambray, or corduroy for the RIGHT side Main Fabric; lightweight fabric such as lawn or batiste for the Lining. Not suitable for stretch fabrics.
Option 1: ¼ yd. of bottom-weight fabric such as medium-weight twill, corduroy, denim, or heavy quilting fabric. Not suitable for stretch fabrics.
Option 2: ¼ yd. of light to semi-medium weight woven fabrics such as quilter's cotton, lightweight denim, chintz, chambray, or corduroy for the RIGHT side Main Fabric; lightweight fabric such as lawn or batiste for the Lining. Not suitable for stretch fabrics.
1. Matching thread and optional contrast thread
2. One pair of small, very sharp scissors to trim seam allowances.
3. Eleven 1/4" buttons
4. Two small-sized snaps
5. Very lightweight interfacing (1/8 yd. or equivalent scraps)
6. Optional: Fray Check™ for woven fabrics that tend to fray
7. Optional: Frixion™ pen for marking button placements (The pen marks disappear when heat is applied!)
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
What You Get: One 31 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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