I sent my husband into the fabric store last week. He was out of town and I really needed a certain sweater fleece that was on sale there. He is awesome and brought me exactly what I needed and he even remembered the coupon code and a receipt. But -- now every time he walks by my sewing area, he mentions how nice that fabric is, how much it's worth, and how he can't wait to see what I make with it. Hmm... So I'm pretty sure I know what I will be working on this weekend! How about you? If you don't have any big plans yet, maybe one of our new releases or project ideas will inspire you. Let's take a look!
We started out the week by releasing two new tween patterns that have been upsized from toddlers. First is Tween Celeste's Classic Boatneck Dress and Top! This popular dress has many options to create a unique look for your tween with options for sleeveless, short, 3-quarter or long sleeves, as well as bodice embellishments and skirt options like ruched ruffles and a trim band. From simple to elegant, this pattern will be something you go to for years to come.
Our second upsized pattern is Tween Quinn's Skirted Leggings, which is school-friendly and tween approved! Quinn's features both long leggings and capris, and three lengths of skirts to add unique style and personality to your tween's wardrobe. She can wear the leggings with any of our knit tops or even pair them with a store-bought shirt. And of course Quinn's are made with comfy knit so you can bet that she will be begging for more!
This week we also released a new BOY pattern for you! Tanner's Newsboy Knickers are just what you've been waiting for! Newsboy knickers are super trendy right now and your little guy won’t find a more comfy pair. They feature a flat front with elastic back, traditional length, bands that give a fitted look below the knee, and of course the adorable welt pockets in back. You can go for so many different looks with this pattern! Be sure to flip through the photo gallery to see the variety. Tanner's is on sale for 30% off, and as an extra bonus we also put Christopher's Newsboy Hat and William's Accessory set on sale too!
On the Blog
Have you ever added a box pleat to the bodice of a dress or top? With our new blog post you can learn how! Susan shows us step-by-step photos AND a video on how to modify Eleanor's pattern using a box pleat. It's much easier than you might think!
Are you ready to see the winners of our 2015 Virtual World Fair? We had so many gorgeous entries and generous donations to the children's hospital in our event this year -- THANK YOU all! You can find our favorites at the link above.
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!!!
This coming Tuesday, October 20 is the start date for our next Sew-Along! We will be sewing Sally's Fitted A-Line Dress together and right now you can get the pattern for just $4! Come join us in the CKC Sew-Alongs group so you will be all ready to participate in the sew-along when Tuesday rolls around. It will be a lot of fun and there are even prizes!
Did you see that we are having a Create Kids Couture Virtual Stitch Expo on November 19? It will be your chance to purchase handmade, one-of-a-kind clothing, made from our patterns by some of our most talented boutique customers! We can't wait to start sneaking peeks of their gorgeous creations. Be sure to head over to the page and like it ASAP! We're going to be having some fun giveaways and contests, as well as introducing you to these amazing boutiques!
This week we have Fairy's Double Layer Princess Dress on sale for 50% off in all sizes! Fairy's was created for little girl fun and make-believe play! You can pair it with fairy wings for that perfect sweet costume, or use themed fabrics for an edgy character look! Fairy's is perfect for any season by wearing alone in the warm months and then using a long sleeve layering shirt and leggings in cooler seasons! Fairy's is a reverse knot dress, with optional shirring if you like a more fitted look. Be sure to grab it in all the sizes you need: Doll, Baby, Toddler, Tween, and Women -- all for half off!
Our second half-off pattern this weekend is Larkin's Fancy Party Dress! This head turner is loaded with options, from a simple basic daily wear dress, to an over-the-top fancy dress, and everything in between! It has sewn-in sleeves and elastic casings for a comfort fitted look. It's not hard to see why Larkin's is a customer favorite -- be sure to get your copy while it is 50% off! Available in Baby, Toddler, and Tween sizes.
That's all for this Weekly Wound Up! Don't forget that with all these great sales, we also have tiered pricing that goes into effect automatically, so the more you buy the more you save! Happy shopping!
Let's Create! ~ Kristen