Saturday, October 3, 2015

Weekly Wound Up

Happy October! It's time for pumpkins, football, falling leaves, and layered clothes. Of course that can depend a lot on where you live (we love our international readers too). But at least we all have one thing in common -- we can be excited about our new amazing patterns this week at CKC! There is so much cuteness going on, and even an extra big sale to top it all off. Let's take a look! 

New Releases

We have three new sailor-themed outfits available and on sale for 30% off!  If you think your little guy is adorable now, just wait until he sets sail in his new Baby Jonah’s Sailor Outfit! This one-piece romper has two sleeve options (short/long) and two length options (shorts/pants), making it perfect for year-round play! There are snaps on the legs for easy diaper changes, plus the whole outfit is simple to get on and off with a neck placket that opens wide and then closes with just one snap. Our favorite feature, of course, is its adorable sailor collar that is fully attached with an enclosed seam and instructions for ribbon embellishment, if you choose. Then top it all off with the included slim tie and our video for tying a perfect sailor knot. You and your little guy are going to love Baby Jonah’s, whether in traditional colors or playful fabrics; for dress up or every day play! Fits sizes newborn to 18/24 months. 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Sizing Charts and Other Tips in the Read Me File

You might have noticed the "Read Me" file that is now available for download with every PDF pattern you purchase from CKC. Several people have asked what it's for. And our advice is... read the "Read Me" file and you'll find out!  

Just kidding. It's actually a great question. And the answer is pretty simple. That's what we will talk about today! 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Weekly Wound Up

It's officially Fall and we can definitely feel it in the air  - and in our patterns group! I love all the colors that come out this time of year. Your creativity is inspiring and we can't resist making more and more cute patterns for you to play with! Here are the latest from this week, along with our other announcements: 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Superhero Wrist Cuffs

It's costume season for most of us and today we have the queen of over-the-top costumes (Dawn from Rainbows Lolipops N Gumdrops, of course) here to show us how to make super-hero wrist cuffs!  

These can be made for boys and girls of all ages for a variety of costume uses. And yes, they're super easy and fast to make! Our tutorial today includes both shapes you see above -- the straight cuff and the pointed cuff, with a printable pattern piece. Because Dawn is so crazy busy filling costume orders right now, I'm going to be doing the tutorial pics. I made mine for my little macho superhero-loving boy. Let's get started! 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Weekly Wound Up

It's another great week gone by and we're just a few days away from "officially" reaching Fall!  We have some really fun tutorials to show you this week that are perfect for the cooler season and for costume-making, as well as some patterns that you're going to love! Let's take a look at all the new sights at CKC this week!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Mini Top Hat

Hey everyone! It's Nikki here, from the Women/Tween department at CKC. I have decided with Halloween just around the corner it is a great time to do a tutorial for a mini top hat.

This tutorial includes 2 versions; the regular mini top hat shown here:

And the funky version shown here: 

They are both super easy and no sewing required! 

Monday, September 14, 2015

Fox and Raccoon Dresses

Woodland animal prints are super trendy right now, which I personally love. And the only thing cuter than a woodland fabric is an entire woodland dress!  How adorable are these?!

Renee Pullings from Whimsical Dragonfly made these clever dresses using our Maggie's Color Clock Dress pattern with a few minor adaptations, and today she is sharing her tips and tutorial with us! By the end of this post you'll be all ready to make a super cute fox or raccoon (or tiger etc.) dress for your own little girl!  Let's get started!  

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Weekly Wound Up

It sounds like pretty much everybody across the country has started school now, and fall sewing is in full swing!  We are seeing a myriad of posts about Halloween costumes in our patterns group and I love all the fun fabrics that make their way out at this time of year! If you haven't started thinking about costumes yet, be sure to come join us because the creativity is in full force!  

Friday, September 11, 2015

Fussy Cutting and a Video about Collars and Sleeves

I'm pretty excited about today's post. We have two topics we're going to cover and they're both pretty awesome!  Normally I wouldn't combine topics like this, but I used the same shirt for both tutorials so it just makes sense to keep all the cuteness together! 

 First we will talk about "fussy cutting" and then I have made a video showing how to pin on the collar and sleeves for Porter's shirt.  Both tutorials have been requested a bunch so let's get started!  

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Weekly Wound Up

We changed up our schedule a bit at CKC starting this week. Did you notice? We are now releasing new patterns on Mondays and Thursdays only, allowing each group to be on sale a bit longer. We also thought you might like having our Weekly Wound Up sale patterns available for 50% off all week long! You can find our new sales on Monday morning each week, on the sales page of our website. Of course we will still announce the half off sales here every weekend as a part of our Weekly Wound Up, but this gives you a chance shop the sales all week long! So any time you shop, don't forget to check the sales page -- our tiered pricing will save you even more. With these new changes, there will always be at least two patterns on sale, woo! Now let's take a look at our new releases and other announcements from this week: