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 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 seamstress 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 pockets.
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!
Recommended 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.
-¼ yd. of "Bottom weight" fabric such as medium-weight twill, corduroy, denim, or heavy quilting fabric. Not suitable for stretch fabrics.
-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 scissor to trim seam allowances.
3. Nine ¼" buttons
4. Two medium-sized snaps
5. Very Lightweight interfacing (1/8 yd.)
6. Optional: Fray Check for woven fabrics that tend to fray
Skill Level: Easy and Intermediate
What You Get: One 30 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.Download, Print, Sew!
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Easy and so cute.
Made 3 of these today. The finished product is cute ... I repurposed a pair of women's capris for two of them, which were a heavy twill fabric, and a thicker cotton for the third, both of which worked well. I was not impressed with the construction process. Making a faux placket is simple ... the complicated instructions to make a placket on the fabric and then cut the piece out only added confusion. A full lining is not necessary ... much easier and less bulky to use a half lining. No markings for where the pockets should be placed, which would be helpful. And hemming doll clothes while pieces are still flat is standard ... hemming after side seams are sewn as this pattern recommends is just hard! While there are two sewing processes offered (easy and more advanced), having to jump back and forth between the two is just another confusing thing ... just give us two complete sets of instructions and let us print the one we’re using. Overall, while the jumpers turned out nice and fit well, I’d be hesitant to recommend this pattern to someone who is not an experienced sewer.
Pattern and instructions were very clear and easy to follow. I made it out of woven fabric and chose the lined version. The final fit is a little snug around the hips of the original AG dolls making it hard to tuck in a blouse. Fits the OG dolls just fine.
The instructions were so easy to follow and I was very happy with the end result. I can see how this simple little pattern can be varied in a number of ways making it a very versatile addition to my doll sewing studio.