I’m a sucker for RUFFLES! When I came across Ellie and Mac So Lovely Cardigan, I had to have it!
It’s only for the little ladies, however I’m tempted to hack a pattern and make one in my size. It’s that cute!
I made both of my girls cardigans, using a previously purchased knit (grey flowers) and another knit (unicorns), both from Joanns.
The pattern calls for a 2 way stretch knit. I used a 4 way stretch knit (grey flowers) and 2 way (unicorns). I like the feel and how the ruffles popped a little more with the 4 way stretch fabric.
The 4 way stretch was a little heavier than the 2 way.
This was my first time making a garment using an Ellie and Mac pattern.
It is not a trimless pattern, meaning you have to trim some edges to connect the pattern pieces together.
I only trimmed 2 sides of each piece of paper. The top and the left side. After that the pattern came together quickly.
The pattern has 3 sleeve options; long sleeves, 3/4 sleeves and sleeveless.
I made the long sleeves (grey flowers) and 3/4 sleeves (unicorn).
The sizes are pretty close to ready to wear sizes.
The pattern comes with sizes 6 months to 10 years.
I cut sizes 2t and 6.
My 2 year old wears a 3-4t rtw. My 4 year old wears a size 6 in rtw.
Fabric: Both from Joanns Fabric
Cotton Interlock (Unicorn) – 2 way stretch
Cotton, Polyester, Spandex (Grey Flowers) – 4 way stretch
The instructions and pictures were easy to follow.
Very easy and fast garment to make.
Even though the constitution is simple, you get a lot of bang with this adorble cardigan.