What is your favorite part of knowing how to sew? It's something to think about. This week my son needed a last minute costume piece for their homecoming dress-up days at school so I quickly whipped up a bow-tie for him using Emmett's. Then my daughter found that her jazz shorts weren't fitting the way she liked so I made a quick pair for her just in time for dance class, using Callie's. Another day my first-grader was wearing his favorite shirt during breakfast and spilled syrup ALL over it -- I was able to dodge that meltdown with the promise of a new, even cooler shirt by the time he got home from school. Whew! So even aside from all the over-the-top cuteness that our patterns provide, I think that sewing is just a great skill to have for every day life -- whether you're a parent, grandparent, neighbor, or friend! Yay for sewing! Anyway, enough about my family adventures. Now let's take a look at everything that went on in the world of CKC this week!
Our first new release is Cynthia's Babydoll Pageant Dress. The simple bodice is a pretty base for decorating with all kinds of embellishments, and the classic fishing line hem is sure to get her noticed! You can choose from finger tip length or a casual length, making this pattern perfect for everything from pageants to parties to costumes and more!
Next up is Eleanor's Pintuck Dress and it has so many options! You can make short sleeves, long sleeves, or sleeveless -- and for the back of the dress you can choose between a zipper or a keyhole closure. You will love the perfect fit and adorable style that Eleonor's adds to her wardrobe!
Regan's Tailored Tie-neck Romper also released this week and it is perfect for Fall! It features an adorable necktie and unique cuffs that give it a fun yet sophisticated look. Regan's has four sleeve length options and three leg lengths -- your little girl is sure to love this pattern all year round!
And we have great new patterns for women too! This week we released Haven's Hoodie Dress and Milan's One-Shoulder Top and Dress in Women's Plus sizes. Both of these amazing knit designs are perfect for fall and a must-have in your pattern collection.
Then in Women's sizes (XS to XL) we released the upsize of one of your most favorite girls patterns! Maggie's Colorblock Dress and Tunic is now in women's! Who doesn't want that perfect color block design for themselves? Mommy and Me sets, here we come!
And last but not least, we released a brand NEW women's pattern this week -- Kristi's Multi-Sleeve Dress! It features a beautifully classic and simple woven design that has an elastic waist, no closures, and not one but FOUR sleeve options: basic, braid, tulip, and twist! Try them all to get four different dress looks all in one pattern!
These four new Women and Women Plus patterns are on sale for 30% off this weekend so be sure you grab them today and make something fabulous for yourself!
On the Blog
Don't forget to watermark your boutique photos when posting online, for both promotional and security reasons! If you don't know how to watermark, come see our new Boutique Basics blog post!
Look at these adorable hats you can learn to make on the blog with our FREE pattern! They are perfect for a variety of costumes.
In celebration of our first year of Monthly Mixups, we have decided to re-list every mixup we've done the past 12 months to give everyone one last chance to purchase them! All twelve months of mixups (18 mixups with 101 patterns in all) are on sale one last time! Happy Mixup-iversary!!!
We are excited to announce that we will be having our first CKC Virtual Stitch Expo in November! This is going to be a high end online showcase and an opportunity for seamstresses to create and sell one-of-a-kind outfits using only Create Kids Couture patterns. The boutique spots already filled up for our first event so be sure to like our new page where you can see and purchase these gorgeous creations when they are completed!
Did you know that CKC is on Periscope? You can download the periscope app on your smartphone and find us @Cre8kidscouture for an occasional live broadcast! You will be able to watch, discuss, ask questions, and get answers right then! After each periscope session ends you will be able to watch it online for the next 24 hours. We usually announce our broadcasts just shortly before we come on, so stay tuned for our interactive fun and info!
We have two amazing patterns on sale for 50% off this week! The first is Celeste's Classic Boat Neck Dress and Top. It is a classic look that has endless options! The boat neck bodice buttons up the back and has options for ruffles, sleeves, and embellishments. It even has a built-in petticoat! Celeste's will make a stunning dress no matter what options you choose!
Teronia's Reversible Sweetheart Apron is also on sale in Girls, Tweens, and Women's sizes. This is a great way to get into the holiday spirit while working in the kitchen! Teronia's is fully reversible and includes several embellishments to choose from. Be sure to grab these while they're 50% off this weekend!
That's it for our Weekly Wound Up! Have a fun weekend of sewing! I know I will.
Let's Create! ~ Kristen