This is the second time I have sewed this pattern. The first one can be found herehttp://sewingwiththesparrows.blogspot.com/2012/03/aurelia-cardigan.html. The first time I made this my fabric wasn't quite stretchy enough. I do wear it but I feel like the sleeves are too tight and I would have liked the front to be a bit fuller. So this time I made a few changes.
The first thing I did was to use a fabric with more stretch. I used a cotton knit from JoAnn Fabrics. The ruffle contrast fabric is a woven cotton voile as the pattern suggest. I added about a half inch to the width of the sleeves. I like the feel of the sleeves much better. I also added some to the side seams so that the front over laps more. I like this better too. The pattern envelope shows this cardigan being worn with a belt so I thought I would give that look a try. I am not sure if I like this look yet. I think I would be constantly trying to keep the belt in place. There are no carriers for the belt but I may add them in case I do wear this with a belt. I may add a bit of elastic at the center back because I don't like the way the back stands out. The elastic would keep the back in place without the need for the belt. And I could still wear it either way. Overall I do like this cardigan and it was easy to sew.