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Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday Recap

There's less than a month until Easter and that's not much time in the sewing world! I have heard a lot of buzz around the pattern groups about what we're all sewing for our kids.  This past week we have had some fabulous releases and blog posts that are just perfect for this time of year. Let's take a closer look.

New Releases

We started off the week with something extra special for the dreamy little boys in our lives!  William's Formal Accessory Pack comes with adjustable cross-back suspenders, a reversible 4-button vest, and even an adjustable cummerbund! Mix and match them to create the perfect outfit for Easter, weddings, or any other occasion. Because all three pieces are made out of fabric, you can match them to any of your girl's dresses for the most adorable set ever! 

And for the little bitty girls we have released Bethany's Fancy Party Dress for babies. What a darling Easter dress! The fancy version of Bethany's is very elegant and flowy with soft chiffon, or you can sew the fast simple version that features beautiful flutter sleeves and a cute sash. Both are included! Sizes NB to 18/24m. 

We also released the Baby Paris' Party Dress this week.  It features a one-shoulder bodice, a strappy back, and even an optional lined tulle pettiskirt to really makes it pop.  Now the favorite Paris' dress is available from newborn babies up to women's XL!

This week we also got to introduce our very first baby boy pattern at CKC!  Jeffrey's Summer Jumper has fold-back straps that button or snap, a unique all-boy pocket, and cuffed shorts that are pleated in front and super comfy. Jeffrey's is a quick sew and super adorable! And of course it's perfect for Easter! Sized Newborn to 18/24m.  

Our final new release this week is Eloise's Ruffled Leggings.  Aren't these so super cute? The pattern includes lengths for pants and capris, and we know it is going to be a hit this spring. They're really cute under a dress or a frilly top, or even with a tee! You can do all the ruffles or a simplified version. Whatever you choose, they are sure to turn out adorable and comfy for your little miss. And because this pattern was released just yesterday, you can still get it at 30% off until this afternoon!

On the Blog

On Monday we featured our Fan of the Month for March, Shannon Johnston. Congratulations to Shannon! In that blog post we tell you more about her and this adorable dress she created using two CKC patterns and her own extra embellishment ideas. It's so pretty! 

Our free tutorial for this week is this adorable Bunny Goodie Bag. You will love how quickly these go together and they are perfect for teacher gifts, Easter hunt goodies, or even place settings at the dinner table! 

Our Tips and Tricks blog post this week is super helpful for all our boutiques and small businesses who are struggling to stay ahead with the recent changes in social media. If you haven't tried out Instagram yet, this blog post on How to Use Instagram for Your Boutique will be an real eye-opener for you!  Our guest expert shares a lot of great tips from beginning to end in the selling process. It can actually be a lot of fun to sell online! 

On Thursday we announced the winners of our "Make a Matching Card" mini blog contest.  Congratulations to Amanda Gomez, the creator of this adorable fabric-based card!  It matches the Reese's Paper Bag skirt that she made out of the same cute fabric  To see more photos and the other winners, come join us on the blog here.


Speaking of Instagram, did you know that we are running a contest right now and wer're giving away free paper patterns!? All you have to do is follow us on Instagram, post a picture of a CKC outfit you have made, and use the hashtag #createkidscouture -- and you can win a free paper pattern! We love contests! 

Also - did you know that we are coming out with our first magazine very soon?! Very, very soon! Come on over to our new page I Love PDF Patterns so you don't miss the release!  Also, here's your last chance to get in on advertising in the magazine. Please email us at for more information. We hope you're as excited as we are!  The first edition of our magazine is turning out amazing and we can't wait to show you! 


It's Half-Off Friday Time! Our HOF pattern for this week is Magnolia's Top and Apron Set. This sweet top is perfect for spring and summer!  Its shirred bodice gives a comfortable fit and the shoulder ties can be either skinny ties or wide ones. The pattern also comes with an optional little apron that is just darling. Magnolia's Top is so pretty paired with ruffle pants, a skirt, or even her favorite jeans or capris! I know you're going to love this top and here are a few more photos to get you hooked. 

Each fabric combo brings out a different feature of this top and they're all so pretty! Remember that Magnolia's Top and Apron Set is 50% off all day Friday.  That's just $3.00 for this cute pattern set! Grab it while you can! 

Whew, that was a lot of impressive announcements to share for this week, wasn't it?  Thanks for being such great fans! 

Let's Create! ~ Kristen 

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