my inspiration: one after another cardi from anthropologie.
in my closet i found:
a cardigan from express I got about 10 yrs. ago. and a sweater dress that shrunk and is too short to wear. 1. the bottom part of the dress is ribbed and and the top part is plain so i cut about eight of 8"x5.5" rectangles from both fabrics, totaling 16 rectangles. 2. to make the ruffles, use stitch length 5 and sew it across the length, then pull one strong to cause the ruffle effect. 3. it should look like this 4. start from the bottom and put one rectangle on top of the cardigan horizontally. then sew it across. 5. place another rectangle above the previous rectangle, just high enough to cover the seams. *i used ribbed fabric first, then the plain fabric over it and so forth. 6. also, some rectangles i sewed, i folded down the top part so the stripes won't be all exactly the same width apart like the anthro one but some are same widths and some are closer together. i think it makes it unpredictable thus more edgy. ;) the after: if you can tell, the left side is more ruffled than the right side. this is because i couldn't decide on which i liked more! so i did both sides to see which i liked best. and i still can't decide! i'm usually not indecisive with my sewing and know exactly how i want it, but this has been so hard! so the question is: which side do you like more? or do you like it the way it is? i saved over $100!