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!
Special Note - This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit A Girl For All Time Dolls specifically and will not fit the standard 18 inch doll such as American Girl Doll. An AGAT doll is 16 inches tall and has a slimmer hard plastic body. You can see more info on our Doll Measurements page.
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.
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 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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I love this pattern, it is so cute! I used it to make an elf costume for my Sam for Christmas. The directions are very easy to understand and the fit is excellent.