Couldn't post it before because of course they were suppose to be a surprise for them.
The 2nd sweater is knitted in 1 piece, so no seams on the sides and the sleeves were done on a circular needle. The ruffle around the body takes more time to do than the whole sweater. And you have so many stitches at the end that they barely fit on a needle. I used an interchangeable circular needle with a large cord (Knitters Pride).
And at the end they turned out very cute.
I got the pattern (#86) for free when I bought the yarn at Lammy in Hilvarenbeek (Holland).