It's getting too cold to take pictures outside, especially without a jacket. With the windchill it was only 16 degrees.
The ruffle was taken from the original sweater (see the before) and now serves as a sort of peplum. The white sweater belt is sewn into the cardigan at the waist.
If I had one thing to change it would be the length of the ruffle peplum. Since I used the original ruffle I couldn't play around with the length but as you can see in the WWEPW version it is shorter in the front than at the sides. That's how I would have wanted to do it.
1. First I seam ripped out the ruffle.
2. When I removed the ruffle it also took the hem of the sweater that covered the raw edges off. So I sewed that back on.
3. I took the ruffle and made it more gathered then sewed it to the hip of the sweater, right sides together so that the ruffle would hang over the seam used to sew it to the sweater.
4. To make the bow I sewed a 4" of scrap white sweater into a tube and sewed the ends shut.
5. I then sewed another longer tube the length of the waist and sewed it to the sweater at the waistline.
6. I cinched the 4" piece of sweater with another 1" wide piece of sweater and sewed it so that the 4" piece cinched in the center.
7. And hand sewed it to the sweater.