Merry Christmas from CKC! Many of us are caught up in the excitement of holiday preparations so let's take just a quick minute to make sure we're all current on what's going on at CKC. We have some really exciting FREE projects and new releases from this week that may be exactly what you were looking for to finish up your handmade gifts. And of course we have our Christmas contest to tell you about too, so let's get to all of it!
This week we released a fabulous new pattern for the boys! Your little guy is going to love how he feels in his handsome new Finn's Pea Coat! It is fully lined and can be made with a variety of fabrics, such as cotton, tweed, corduroy, and anything else comfy he may want! Finn’s features a stand-up collar, comfy sleeves that can be rolled up or left long, inseam pockets to keep his hands warm, and of course the traditional double-breasted front flaps. Finn's is available in Tween, Toddler, and Baby sizes. What a cool coat to show up in this winter!
Ruthie's Retro Pleated Dress released this week in Toddler and Tween sizes! This show-stopping, vintage-inspired design features endless options. The adorable bodice and skirt have a simple and pleated option to choose from. The sweet waistband gives Ruthie the unique look of an elegant top being tucked into a fashionable skirt without having to deal with frequent adjustments. Also included in this sweet design are sweet cap sleeves, additional sash options, two different collar styles, two skirt lengths, as well as instructions for a fancy overlay skirt. Use them all, or mix-and-match to your taste to create the perfect dress for any occasion. Ruthie's is on sale for 30% off this weekend only!
And finally, we have Karlene's Bow, Button, and Simple Shrug for Toddlers, Tweens, and Dolls! Your little girl is going to love all the options that come with this shrug! The full version features a large bow that ties in front, as well as an adorable peter pan collar. It pairs perfectly with any of her sleeveless or strappy dresses, or even a simple top and jeans! The button shrug has a single button and elastic loop in front, making it easy to sew and easy to fasten. You can also make the simple no-closure, no-collar option for a basic shrug that is reversible. Karlene’s is fully lined and made for woven fabric, and you can even use faux fur on the outside layer for an adorable trendy shrug. Whatever option you decide to make first, Karlene’s is a must-have for all seasons and occasions! Be sure to get a matching one for her doll too; all sizes of Karlene's are on sale for 30% off this weekend only!
On the Blog
We have been busy on the blog again this week, with our daily free projects for our Twelve Days of Christmas!
For the 9th Day of Christmas, Tosha created this fun fleece mohawk project for us! You can make it spunky, funky, or just plain adorable.
Our 10th Day of Christmas project came to us from Leah. Aren't they so pretty?! I can't believe how easy the steps look! Must. Make. Glitter. Bows.
These crochet bracelets from Kara are perfect for handmade gifts or even a pretty accessory for yourself!
And finally, for the 12th Day of Christmas -- There's going to be a whole lot of cute matching going on in our kitchens this season! This free pattern includes sizes for adults, tweens, and children!
December's Monthly Mixup is all about over-the-top Christmas Party fashion! Fancy dresses and fluffy pants, featuring gorgeous embellishments like chiffon ruffles, big bows, and scallop borders. Tori's, Violette's, Cammy's, LaRae's, and Valentina's are each amazing on their own and now as a bundle you can save BIG! This awesome set is good until January 1, 2016.
**Pictures with Santa
**Character (gingerbread, Mrs. Clause, etc)
**Christmas Classic- red, white, cream, gold, and green
**Unique Christmas- OTT, animal print, bright colors, etc
Please read the instructions carefully! To enter, please use a CKC pattern, post a picture on our wall at this link of your child wearing it, tag it #CKCChristmasContest, and label the pattern and ONE category.We will have one winner from each category! Entries are due Sunday, December 27 at midnight EST. We will announce the winners Monday night. We can't wait to see all your great outfits in one place!
This weekend we have two great hoodie patterns on sale for 50% off! The first is Raven's Knit Ruffle Hoodie. This adorable hoodie has so many options, you can’t just make one! Fully lined, two ruffle designs, multiple sleeve lengths and different trim band looks, this versatile pattern will be your new go-to for comfy jackets! The perfect pattern for a store-bought shirt upcycle! Be sure to use knit fabrics, and get the pattern on sale for 50% off this weekend only!
Also on sale for 50% off this weekend is Damian's Woven Zip Hoodie! It has all the features your little guy (or girl) will want in a hoodie! You can make a lightweight hoodie by using woven cottons, or a warmer one with the fun flannel and fleece prints you have been wanting to use! Damian's zipper is easy to install using our instructions and you will love how quickly this hoodie sews up. Baby and Toddler sizes are both 50% off this weekend.
Be sure to take advantage of our automatic tiered pricing as you shop all these fabulous sales!
That's it for our Weekly Wound Up! Happy Shopping and of course Happy Sewing this coming week! And we especially want to wish you a VERY Merry Christmas from all of us at Create Kids Couture!
Let's Create! ~ Kristen