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Friday, January 31, 2014

Friday Recap

We hope you have all had a great week! Here's what's new at CKC this week: 

New Releases

We had several new releases this week! Our first one is Heidi's Hi-Low Peplum Shirt in knit. This is a fun pattern with a lot of sleeve and ruffle options. It can be different every time you make it!  The shirt has a hi-low peplum which means it is longer in the back than in the front. So far our littlest CKC fans are giving it rave reviews! 

Next up is Kenadi's Swing Pants & Capris. These pants have a true twirl factor with their tiered ruffle design. They are perfect for all seasons and coordinate beautifully with any of our tops. 

Yesterday we released these two amazing patterns perfect for Valentine's Day!  First we have Shirley's Petti Shirt and Dress. Isn't it striking? Then we also have Valentina's Fabric Petti Pants and Capri's!  And since these two patterns were released just yesterday they are on sale for 30% off for a few more hours on Friday! You'd better hurry and grab them while you can.  

On the Blog

On Monday we kicked off our HUGE giveaway on the blog. Just look at the great prizes!  Winning $1,000 for American Girl Dolls is exciting on its own! Then we add in fabric and patterns? What little girl wouldn't love to win a prize like this?!  Follow the link so you can enter to win our American Girl Shopping Spree Giveaway, with just a few clicks! 

For our free tutorial this week, we made this super cute Ruffled Chair Envelope  perfect for Valentines Day! It is a really quick sew and has lots of room for valentines (and candy!) inside. And of course we didn't forget the ruffles! 

We've had a lot of excitement this week as we launched our brand new website!  It is running smoothly now and it has so many new features that we know you're going to love. We don't want you to miss out on any of them so on the blog yesterday we invited you to join the Grand Tour of Our New Website. If you haven't read it yet, be sure to! There is a lot of important information you will need to know. (Bonus: You'll learn where to find our clearance patterns and our directory of free tutorials!) 

Did you know that it has been one year since we started offering doll patterns? As part of our anniversary celebration (in addition to the big American Girl Giveaway) we have put together a blog post called Comparing Dolls for the Perfect Fit.  In it we show you a variety of dolls that can wear our doll outfits.  You may be surprised how versatile they really are! We created a chart that compares the measurements of 16 different dolls. And we even show you pictures of them wearing their CKC outfits! We had a lot of fun with this blog post. 


We are so excited to tell you!  We've been keeping this secret for months and now it's finally time to announce. **  We are starting a MAGAZINE!  **  It is called I Love PDF Patterns and the first issue will come out in March 2014. We have a Facebook page set up and we would love to have you come join us and learn more about what our magazine will contain. The first issue is already turning out amazing and we can't wait for you to see what we've been working on!  

The time has come!  Today is the VERY LAST DAY to join our Pattern of the Month Club! This is your chance to get a brand new pattern every month for only $5 a month. Follow the link to sign up today before it's too late! February's pattern is coming out in just a few days and it's a completely new design from what we have done before. You are going to love it! 

A new month is beginning very soon and that means a new Sew-Along to announce! Here's Kaci with the details: 

"We've decided February is The Month of Selfish Sewing! So, we are not only doing adult patterns for the sew along, but we are doing FOUR of them!!! First up is Taylor's Pajama Pants. If you're a mom like me, pajama pants sometime extend into "all day pants", so having stylish ones is key! This pattern is so quick and easy, you'll probably make a pair or two for yourself, your husband, and a few for the kiddos too! Later this month, we'll be sewing up a dress, a top, and even a skirt! I can't wait to see what everyone makes for themselves!
Come on over to the sew along group and join in on the fun!" 


That brings us to our Half-Off Friday pattern. And I bet you can guess what it is...

That's right, HOF this week is Taylor's Pajama Pants for Adults and Taylor's Pajama Pants for Tweens! These pajamas are super comfy for all ages and you will love how easily they come together. (Especially if you join the Sew-Along we just told you about!) The pants can be made out of almost any material: knit, minky, cottons, flannel, fleece, you name it. And the best part is that these two patterns are each 50% off all day Friday!

 I have to add two more things about Taylor's before we go: First of all, this pattern is a really great one to make WITH your tweens. It uses basic skills and everyone loves getting new pajamas!  Second, if you want to know a little secret, there is a sewing contest coming up and I can't say much about it yet except that you're going to want the Taylor's pattern for adults.

This brings us to the end of our Friday Recap AND the end of January! Thanks for reading and being such great fans. 

Let's Create! ~ Kristen 

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