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Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday Recap

Blogged by Kristen

Now that we're in the full swing of November, it has gotten really cold outside here. I must admit, I'm kind of happy to have an excuse to stay indoors and ignore the weeds outside that have been plaguing me all summer.  Now my main responsibilities are to play with my family and to sew! Add to that the gorgeous fall colors and the scents of Thanksgiving (pumpkin roll, yum) and we are all set for a heavenly month! Here at CKC, we've had a busy week with some exciting new things, so let's review: 

New Releases

First up is this beauty, Kadence's Knot Top. Isn't it gorgeous? I made one of these for my daughter in red and black polka dots and she gets compliments everywhere we go.  And there's no need to wait for warmer weather to make this strappy top - it is super cute layered over a long sleeves! It's perfect for twirling too. 

Also newly released this week is Marilyn's Slim Fit Peasant Dress and Top for Women! It is designed for knit, which makes it really comfortable. I made the top version of this for myself and it was so perfect that I plan to make more very soon!

Next up is the ever-loved Bridgette's Palazzo Pants and Capris, now released in Women's sizes! I love the flat front design on these pants. Very flattering.  (That's me - don't I look happy?!) These palazzo pants work with a variety of tops and you will definitely want to move this to the top of your sewing to-do list. You owe it to yourself! These work great in knits or wovens.

And now, for an exciting announcement!  At CKC, we have now added Women's Plus Sizes!  It is a brand new category on the website and the sizes go from 1X up to 5X.  We are starting out with two of our favorite styles this week and we will be adding more very soon!

First up is Felicity's Plus Size Simple Peasant Top.  Isn't it pretty? You can make it mid-hip length or tunic length, and it comes with three sleeve options and even a sash - So many possibilities to make the perfect top for yourself!

Then of course we have a skirt to go with it! Izzy's Plus Size Double Ruffle Skirt is a fabulous basic skirt, embellished with a ruffle on a ruffle. You will love it!

Contest Winner

We had so many amazing entries into our Halloween Costume Contest! And we're happy to announce that the first place winner was... LaRae McMullen!  We loved her She-Ra Primrose!  It is so creative with the pattern, perfect applique, and unique accessories. Plus, what an adorable model and pose! We love seeing the amazing creations you all come up with. 

CKC - On YouTube!

Did you know that Shannon and Tiffany have started making CKC videos?  If you have not subscribed to them yet on YouTube, here's a good chance to! This week they posted a video showing their super cute outfits that they made for Quilt Market 2013. You can view that video HERE - and don't forget to subscribe! They also did a tutorial a few weeks ago and there are more in the works!

On The Blog

This week on the blog we started a new series called "My First Sewing Project." These will all be fun and easy sewing patterns that you can do with your kids!  Our first pattern is a Simple Tree Ornament that you can download for free! Don't wait until Christmas to get started - we gave you an extra reason to work on them now.

Then on How-To Tuesday, Morgan showed us her fabulous new free pattern called Fancy's Fabric Bin. It's a cute (and functional!) way to use charm packs and also comes as a free downloadable PDF. You can make the big bin or the little bin - or both!

Then of course we had our Quick Tip on how to Save All That Printer Ink!  You'll definitely want to read this one, with all the CKC sales coming up.

Special Events and Sales

Speaking of sales, we just kicked off our 15 Days of Thanks-Giving! Every weekday for 15 days we will have a new pattern on sale! Be sure to check the CKC Sales and New Releases page each day to see what we have for you!

I know everyone has been on the edge of their seats waiting for the November Sew Along, so here is the big announcement! We'll be sewing... Bridgette's!!!  These super cute and comfy palazzo pants are also available in  girlstweens', women's, and dolls' sizes! Believe me, you're going to want to make one of each! The girls, tweens', and dolls' patterns will be half off TODAY only, but the women's pattern is 30% off for an introductory rate until this evening. The sew along starts next Friday (Nov. 15) on our CKC Sew Alongs page.  

And if you're looking for a cute top to pair with it - how about Brinley's Bubble Tunic?  It is also half-off, today only!  So grab both today - you'll be happy you did! 

That's all for this week's recap. We hope you all have a nice weekend.  

Let's Create! ~ Kristen 

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