Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Bring on the Ruffles - Sewing the Ellie and Mac So Lovely Girl's Cardigan

Today is  Wacky Wednesday at Ellie and Mac! A select few patterns have been marked down to only $1, including the most adorable So Lovely Cardigan!

I have been on a ruffle kick lately. I've made ruffled baby dresses for my youngest daughter here and here, a ruffled cold shoulder top for my oldest daughter. Heck, I even  gathered the side panels of the Super G tights for me. Nothing seems to have been spared from my love of ruffles. My middle daughter, on the other hand, has not had anything ruffled by mom recently, so we had to fix that. So, I made her a double layer of ruffles around the bottom of a cardigan that has sleeve ruffles. I think I made up for my tardiness. 

The So Lovely Cardigan comes in sizes 6-12 months up to girls' size 10. I used a French Terry from Sincerely Rylee for the main fabric and used Sage colored Kam Snaps for the buttons. It took almost 2 yards to get in all the ruffles. I may have enough left over for a pair of PJ shorts for myself. This is a poly/rayon/spandex French Terry that is very soft and has nice drape. 

The pattern came together very easily. I was crunched for time to make it so I did not hem all the ruffles yet (the pattern says you don't have to, and I think it is kind of cute without the hems). If I make it again, though, especially with a fabric that has an obvious wrong side like this one, I will probably take the time to hem. The pattern also called for knit interfacing for the snap area, but I will probably use a strong woven one next time to give it even more stability. 

Fall does not come to Texas until late October/early November, so I am super excited that I am getting a head start on some fall sewing. I am usually not that early to the party so it feels nice to have one staple done for her. I think I need to make her a matching solid long sleeved shirt to go with it. 

The back is so sweet with all the ruffles!

This pattern and many other great patterns are marked down to $1 now through the end of the day Wednesday. The So Lovely Cardigan pattern can be found here. The rest of the Wacky Wednesday patterns can be found here

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I think this was her favorite poses for today's photos! 

When taking photographs of kids, you have to be quick. This one has a limit of how many shots I can get before she tells me she is done. In this photo, Tabitha told me her cheeks hurt from smiling so much and that she wanted to go back to playing.