Josephine Jumper – Ladies’ Cowl Jumper Sewing Pattern

(17 customer reviews)

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  • A beautifully-draped cowl neck jumper that crosses over with a twist
  • Comfortable and elegant, with a flattering silhouette
  • Relaxed fit with a dropped shoulder and dolman sleeves
  • Sleeveless or long-sleeved options
  • Suitable for knit fabrics
  • Perfect for beginner sewistas
  • Pattern pieces and full tutorials with step-by-step instructions
  • Ladies’ sizes XXS to 5XL
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Classic comfort and sporty elegance meet in a perfect partnership to bring you this extremely flattering ladies cowl jumper sewing pattern. The beautifully-draped jumper has a crisscross collar that cowls dramatically in the front, creating a simple garment with wow factor for days!

The best bit?

Like with most RP patterns, Josephine can be dressed up or down for casual chic or fancy shmancy events based on fabric choice and styling options. A cozy jersey knit will give you a wonderful jumper for lazing about, while a lurex knit with a metallic fleck with give you a comfortable, but more formal garment.


 See images from Instagram below. Or view our full tester galleries on our Facebook page here: Josephine Jumper

Skill Level



 Pattern includes ladies’ sizes XXS to 5XL. See the size chart in the gallery above.


Sleeveless or long-sleeved options. Makes a wonderful nursing top.


Consider using a fabric with a metallic element to make an exceedingly comfortable garment for more formal events.


Suitable for almost any weight knit fabric. Best results and fit will be achieved with a light- to medium-weight fabric. Great examples sweater knits, medium-weight jersey, viscose, ponte, scuba, stretch velour and stretch French terry. A lighter weight fabric will drape more than a structured fabric. Do not use a woven fabric.

See the fabric requirements in the gallery above for yardage. A serger/ overlocker is optional but NOT required.


This trim-free pattern is a downloadable PDF and comes in A4 or US letter printable sizes. An A0 format (pattern pieces only) is also included should you wish to have your pattern printed professionally. PDF Layers allow you to select and print only the size/s you want.


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Reviews (17)

17 reviews for Josephine Jumper – Ladies’ Cowl Jumper Sewing Pattern

  1. Brandi Labonte

    Josephine is a quick sew that produces an effortlessly beautiful result. I’ve made several and had orders for several more; the style is very popular (and for good reason!).

  2. Rebekah Homer

    I’ll be honest, I saw the photos and loved the sweater- however when I sewed it up, I was underwhelmed. I looked at it carefully, and after considering the structure of my sweater knit decided to slim the sides down a bit to better reflect the look the pattern was aiming for. I stared at it a a couple times in my closet before I was having what I call a “fat” day- you know those days when for some reason nothing seems to fit right and you just don’t feel comfortable in your clothes? Well I used a basic tee shirt over jeans and threw on the josephine jumper on top. It was perfect- visual interest, covers my problem areas, shockingly comfortable and I felt rather pretty overall. I didn’t have to adjust throughout the day, and was able to comfortably lounge. I plan to try again with a better draping fabric, and long sleeve this time. When first pre-reading the instructions I was a bit confused- the videos helped a ton, so when it came to sew it up it was a breeze. At least as much of a breeze as sewing finicky fabric with a cat ever is.

  3. Tania Mattes

    LOVE the Josephine Jumper! Very quick and easy sew! The videos along with the tutorial make the twist much more easy to comprehend and get right. Very comfortable and can be dressed up or down, depending on your fabric.

  4. Fiona Siequien

    This pattern is an easy sew with clear instructions for the twists needed to make the draping cowl front. It looks fab and suits all kinds of body shapes. I made mine in a lightweight jersey, but it looks great in other heavier knit fabrics too. I’m looking forward to making some more of these as they are a quick, satisfying make, and I’ve already had lots of wear out of mine!

  5. Elmarie van Deventer

    This pattern is a complete hit! Such an easy sew and so rewarding receiving great compliments on it! Attaching the collar at the back needs extra attention to detail, I did it wrong a few times but I have a few more of these planned up already!

  6. Kate Thomson

    I really like the style of this jumper and received numerous complements when I wore it for the first time today. I was able to do this with just the pattern instructions and did not watch the videos, they are clear and well written with helpful pictures. It also takes some experience to work with knits so they look professionally done, especially the hems.
    The style is very versatile, I’m planning to make one for my pregnant daughter and I think it will also be a great nursing top and good at hiding any after baby extra weight.

  7. Leigha Lawlor

    Easy to follow pattern instructions with added videos for help. Nice and quick sew for beginner sewistas just make sure to read all the instructions before actually doing any of the steps

  8. Gill Jerman

    Great pattern which was quick to sew up. I found the twist easy as the instructions and video tutorial were clear and easy to follow. I used a 4 way stretch rayon fabric. I’d like to try it in a sweater knit next.

  9. Shelby Chubb

    A lovely, quick and easy sew! Everything came together without any fuss and the end product is cozy and stylish. I sewed up a very casual version, but I could also see how this pattern could be used for a comfortable pair of dressier pants too. Enjoyable and highly recommended!

  10. Rachel Ellis

    I love twist tops!!!!!
    This pattern looks more complicated than it is, as it’s actually very easy and a quick sew.
    Comprehensive instruction and yes there is a video in the instruction to help with the twist if needed.
    I love my finish top and have worn in to death so I see a lot of these on my sewing table in the future

  11. Joanne Gardner

    I am a complete novice sewer and this is the first garment that I have ever made. The instructions, especially the videos, made the pattern really easy to follow. The jumper looks beautiful and stylish and I will definitely be making more as my sewing improves. However because of the jersey fabric, I think that I will make a smaller size next time. Overall, an excellent pattern for a beginner to follow especially as it looks much more complex than it really is.

  12. Miranda Wee

    I sewed the Josephine jumper and was a little worried because it sounded tricky. But, I watched the videos and followed the process and it was easy and fast. I whipped this up in a few hours. I always try to have a few firsts with every sew. This was my first time sewing with such a loose weave but I really wanted this in an “open knitted” fabric – and I love it! I’m going to make another version now that I know it’s love. Although I think next time I won’t hem it. I don’t have a cover stitch and I don’t really like the finish of the hems that my machine did.

  13. Sharon Courtney

    The Josephine is my new favourite jumper! I made it up in a lovely floral knit and love the way the cowl drapes across the front. The pattern is very easy to follow, there is a link to a video in the instructions which shows you clearly how the twist on the cowl part is made, this along with step by step photo’s makes it an ideal quick and easy sew for beginners.

  14. Marie-Ève Benoit

    Easy and quick sew. The result is so gorgeous! | Projet simple et rapide. Le résultat est vraiment magnifique!

  15. Beth Barton

    For those who prefer a less fitted silhouette, this is a great knit option. The cowl neck took me a few tries to perfect, but otherwise this is a super quick pattern to whip up. I do recommend sizing down at least one size.

  16. Gabrielle Carisse

    I didn’t put much attention on the way I turned my twist and ended up with an ugly knot, but thank to the support of the amazing Rebecca page team, I could save it and it ended up being very easy after all.

  17. jloydl81

    This pattern creates an amazing piece to add to my wardrobe!!! I absolutely love it, plus it was pretty easy to sew up! Love the fact they added in YouTube descriptions to help you along the way! Can’t wait to make more!!!

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