It's been a great week at CKC! As I sit here writing this Weekly Wound Up, I hear the spray from the lawn sprinklers hitting our windows outside. Repeatedly. That can only mean two things: First of all, that we need to adjust our sprinklers so they don't hit the windows at night! (Oops.) And second, that it is finally warm enough to need sprinklers!
Does it finally feel like Spring where you are? My kids are suddenly wanting to wear shorts and jackets to school (rather than thick winter coats) and I ~love~ that they are fighting over who gets to have their mommy-made warm-weather clothes made first! If you can relate at all and you're ready for some sunny sewing as well, you're going to be very pleased with our new releases and announcements this week! They are all about the warm weather!
Our first new pattern for this week is Brewster's Bubble Pocket Skirt. Not only is this skirt comfy and adorable, but it also available in sizes for Baby, Doll, Girl, Tween, and Women! Brewster's has a knit yoga waistband, two big side pockets, and a full woven skirt. Then you can finish it off with either a knit or woven band around the bottom, which means no time spent on hemming! You're going to love this pattern so much and we bet you can't make just one!
Then on Wednesday, we declared it Romper Day! We released three new rompers; two of them for women! So to start off, Thelma's Fitted Romper is an all-woven design with shorts, Bermuda shorts, capri and pant length versions. Add pockets, bodice trim, halter ties or cuff options for a whole new look for yourself! Louise's Knit Romper is designed for knit fabric and includes shorts, capri and pant lengths. Options also include skinny or wide halter straps and regular or maternity instructions and pieces. Third, we have Sandy's Rockabilly Romper in Girl sizes! With 50's-style lapels, a super cute ruched bodice and optional pockets, your little will be sure to stand out in this darling, retro outfit! Rompers are a big trend this season, so don't wait too long to jump on board!
Just yesterday we released Charity's top and Marsha's bottoms, both available in Girl, Tween, and Women sizes! They are made with knit fabric, for super comfortable pieces in your wardrobe! Charity's Top has four options: Swing top, Swing top with insert, Handkerchief, and High-low! There are also options for armbands and lace. Then Marsha's bottoms have a comfortable yoga waistband, flared legs, and both capri and pants options! The two patterns are darling together and both are still on sale for 30% off!
On the Blog
If you have found yourself wondering which type of elastic is best to use for a certain project, this blog post will help you out! Come learn about the different kinds and see how many cute options there are out there!
Are you ready to take your creations up a notch using pretty embellishments? Come see what Merav Ruthman, of Baby Hobbes Design, made using our Melody's pattern and her own ideas for lacy embellishments! You can do this too, with the help of her tutorials!
Our Monthly Mixup for April is now available! This Monthly Mixup is all about pretty spring designs that aren't too difficult to sew! It's a great deal for people who are wanting to expand their CKC pattern collection. You simply can't go wrong with these designs! They are Cora's, Brooklyn's, Britney's, Gloria's, and Faith's -- and this time we have four different size options available! Yes, four options! You can buy the Monthly Mixup for Dolls, Girls, Tweens, or Women's! Dolls are $8 for the pack, and the other three are $15 per pack. What a great deal, and with these options you can get them for all the girls in your life!
Are you ready for some adorable shorts patterns? Blossom's Tab Shorts are on sale for 50% off this weekend! They feature an easy cuffed design with a cute button tab detail, a comfy ruffled waist, and they even have pockets! You will love how quickly they sew up, and she will be delighted with her new shorts, perfect for indoor occasions or outdoor play! Be sure to get your copy while it's 50% off! Yes, that's only $3.00!