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Oliver + S Music Box Jumper, Uniform Version

Added Oct 28, 2010

by morphomixstress

Sacramento, Cali...






“empire-waist jumper sewing pattern 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.”

This was supposed to be the easiest dress I’d sewn in a while :-/. Didn’t work out that way. Maybe I made my box pleat too big, because there was too much facing for the skirt and boy o boy did I have to stretch/squeeze the two together. I’m going to give it another try in navy. Maybe I traced the wrong size for the facing piece. I’m normally extremely careful.

Aside from all of these things, I love how snug the bodice is. I love the length. The style in general is classic and special.

I used snaps for the first time! I tell ya if this kid comes to ask me to help her disrobe she’s getting a lecture about how hard these snaps were to install with a regular pair of pliars, a thread spool, and a hammer. Thank God this dress only needed 6 snaps because I cracked the pearls on the other two. I used the same template on each side of the dress but somehow one side is waaaay higher than the other. I’m too through!!!! You can’t just undo snaps and try again.

She wore this uniform jumper to school today and she loved it. I left off the buttons on the flap because I didn’t think they are necessary for a uniform.

Oh yeah, my name is Morphomixstress, and I collect tights.

Material Notes

Discount poplin. My feelings aren’t really as hurt as it may seem because I got 3 yds of this stuff for $6. That’s enough for this jumber and two Music Class skirts. I think.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Preppy


Music Box Jumper

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    Nov 15, 2010, 06.05 PMby lynnevv

    Very cute!

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    Oct 31, 2010, 03.56 PMby Ashlee Nemo

    Aww, absolutely precious/sweet/dear/adorable/etc. Love the tights with it, adds a touch of fabulousness to the uniform :)

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      Oct 31, 2010, 04.51 PMby morphomixstress

      Aww thanks the hosiery, shoe and outerwear restrictions are lax and so we plan on taking it to the max. If you know where the tights are funky let me know.

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    Oct 31, 2010, 03.56 PMby seazoo

    wow so lovely dress! and sweet model! ;)

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      Oct 31, 2010, 04.52 PMby morphomixstress

      Thanks, but I think it deserves another try. I saw a PERFECT one on flickr.

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