DIY back to school ruffled cardigan

One of my favorite things we made during Project Run & Play
was the Back to School Ruffled Cardigan.
I actually managed to take enough pictures as I was making it to have a tutorial for you!
I have created a size 5 pdf pattern that you may download for free,
and if your child is not a size 5, I have included information on how to make your own pattern.
Want to make one?

Materials Needed:

2 1/2 yards knit fabric
elastic trim
You can download the size 5 pattern here or
make your own pattern:
So once you have your pattern, lay out your fabric.  Pay attention to the fabric grain, using the grain lines
on your pattern pieces.
Now it is time for the ruffles.  I hand dyed pieces of the fabric, leaving some of the pieces in the dye longer than others so I could have the ombre effect.

Finally, add some buttons, (and buttonholes if you want, I didn’t)
and you are done!