Our Facebook group has been even more active than usual this week as we're all getting ready for Back to School! Some of the kids have already started school while others (like mine) still have a few weeks to go. It's an exciting time for all!
This week we released Jaclyn's Jumper Dress in sizes 6m to 8! Jaclyn's is perfect for school or playtime and features front buttons or snaps on the straps that she can do all by herself (think Jeffrey's Jumper). Jaclyn's also has roomy inseam pockets in the skirt (so easy to sew!), and just look at the adorable bow on the front pocket! The layering peasant dress is even included in the pattern!
Brenda's Bubble Sleeve Top is a comfy knit top that features a fun bubble sleeve at 3/4 sleeve and long sleeve lengths! It is super cute alone or layered underneath halter and strap dresses for transition into fall and its cooler months. Brenda's is our Pattern of the Month for August and we know your girls will love it!
This week we released two new women's patterns! Amber's Simple Halter Top and Dress is much like the adorable girls' version, but for women it is slimmed down and the bodice is perfectly fitted based on your cup size. So pretty! Then we also released Abby's Nightgown and Shorts/Capris set for Women. Abby's can be made of satin, woven, or knit and has many options to choose from. They're just so comfy!
On Thursday we released Tanya's Tie-Back Dress, which looks like multiple pieces but it is actually just one easy dress! Tanya's can be made in everyday fabrics and it is also perfect for costumes! Look at the adorable ones made by our testers! The ideas are limitless with this pattern. Tanya's is 30% off until 7 pm est!
Our final pattern of the week was released just this morning! Pearl's One-Piece Swimsuit is simply adorable! It has fabulous coverage and new features like its cross-back straps, three ruffles on the bodice, and a separate ruffled skirt! You can make it with all the frills or leave them off for a basic one-piece swimsuit. Pearl's is fully lined and uses lycra/spandex swimwear fabric. If this is your first time making swimwear, we have all the tips you'll need right in the pattern! Pearl's is on sale for 30% off for the next 24 hours!
On the Blog
Look at this amazing Sookie-inspired dress put together by Kristi Fitzpatrick of Sweet Rosalie & Co.! We think hers is even better than the original! On the blog on Monday Kristi showed us how we can make one for ourselves!
Have you been following CKC on Instagram? If so, there's a good chance that you have an impressive collection of your own IG photos as well! For How-to Tuesday this week we showed you how to print those trendy 4" x 4" snapshots without breaking the bank!
Photographing children is always an adventure, especially when your goal is to highlight a particular outfit for your boutique. The ladies at CKC have come together to offer some of our favorite tips to help you get those great listing photos that your creations deserve!
Look at the clever "Citrus Punch Oils Roll" that one of our testers made by adapting our free Colton's Crayon Roll pattern! We want to see what other creative ideas YOU can come up with by putting a personal spin on our free patterns and tutorials, so we're having a mini contest on the blog! The winner(s) will get a free CKC pattern so you definitely want to come see what it's all about here!
The latest issue of the magazine "I Love PDF Patterns" is now officially live and ready to purchase! It includes 4 full patterns as well as tutorials, recipes, printables, crafts to do with the kids, interviews, business articles, and so much more! You can get the digital copy or the printed version -- with 138 pages this full size magazine is practically a book! Here are the links to snag it for yourself today!
And if you want to stay up-to-date on info for our future issues, come join us in the I Love PDF Patterns Facebook group!
Are you ready to find out which patterns we have chosen to be 50% off today for Half-Off Friday?!
For Tweens, Women, and Women Plus, the HOF pattern today is Izzy's Double Ruffle Skirt! I can honestly say that Izzy's is my favorite skirt that I own! It features a ruffle on a ruffle, and for these sizes the skirt has a slim design that makes it look great while also feeling roomy and comfy. Izzy's is just so pretty and I find it easy to match with a variety of tops.
The HOF sale puts all three of these Izzy's to just $3 each! And did you know that the girls' size Izzy's is in our Couture Clearance section for only $2!? If you want to match your sister, mother, daughter, and/or even their doll, right now is a great time to grab Izzy's while it's on sale in so many sizes!
The Half-Off Friday pattern in Girls' sizes for today is Sabrina's Ruffled Top and Dress! Sabrina's features a ruffled bodice, a fitted waist, and a ruffly skirt with a trim band at the bottom. Sabrina's is so pretty paired with her favorite CKC bottoms or even jeans! You can get Sabrina's for 50% off for today only. Your daughter will love wearing Sabrina's for the fleeting summer days and then layered on into fall!
That's all for this week's recap. We hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Let's Create! ~ Kristen