It has been a whirlwind of a week here at CKC, which is fabulous because we're having a blast with all of it. You're about to see just how many announcements we have to share. Wowee! Lots of sales too, so enjoy!
On Monday we released a sweet new top/dress available in Toddler and Doll sizes. Kyra's V-back Top and Dress features classic lines with a modern twist! A new scoop front bodice and precious open v-back are just a couple of its unique features. Kyra's has two skirt lengths, three sleeve lengths, and many cute embellishment options that will make this a staple in your sewing library! I personally love the adorable bow in back.
Next up in girls, tween and doll, we have Rowen's Raincoat! It's perfect for those rainy days and puddle jumping! The high-low skirt option is just what the girly girls are looking for to cover their ruffles and curls. The simple, straight version has inseam pockets and is great for girls and boys alike. The oversized hood and two sleeve options offer endless possibilities. This pattern includes detailed tips for working with laminated cotton, so even beginners can get in on the fun!
Belinda's Button-Down Peasant Dress released on Thursday and is still on sale for 30% off. This lovely slim-fit peasant dress is a quick, easy sew that can be done with buttons or snaps down the skirt. It's so cute! Choose from three sleeve lengths, including short, 3/4, or long. You can even give Dad's old work shirt a brand new life by upcycling it as a dress for your little girl! Belinda's comes in Toddler and Doll sizes, so be sure to grab them both!
And finally, for the boys we have Vance's Sweater Vest for Babies, Toddlers, and Tweens!
Your guy is going to love his new sweater vest! Vance's is perfect for layering over any of his favorite tops, whether it’s a dressy button up shirt, a more casual polo, or even a t-shirt or hoodie! Vance’s pattern features a comfy fit, roomy arm bands, a stylish waistband, and of course that handsome V on the neckline. All sizes are on sale for 30% off through Sunday night!
On the Blog
Along with our release of Rowen's Raincoat, we thought it would be fun to show you how to make your own laminate fabric! You can come watch our video on the blog, and get some additional tips for sewing with laminates. You will love how easy it is to learn this new skill!
With so many different ways to gather fabric, why use your serger? Well, because... 1) it's fast, 2) it doesn't require a special foot, 3) it does all the work for you, and 4) it gathers securely so less pins are needed. Come see how it's done; we have step-by-step photos, and even a video!
We just updated our free Create Kids Couture app to include a FREE pattern from our shop! We also have a fun scratch off card that you can use to try and win a coupon code for our website. The code for the scratch card is "1234". We are working on a couple more fun updates in our app, so be sure to get it if you don't already have it! Our free app can be found on iTunes and Google Play.
You have just a few days left to get February's Monthly Mixup! This one features pretty dresses, beautiful tops, and ruffled bottoms that showcase gorgeous embellishments like lace and ruffles! You can get Paris', Anna's, Monroe's, Kelsey's, Rose's, and Antoinette's all in one bundle for an amazing value. These six patterns normally retail for $46, but for this month only you can buy all of them together for just $18! Wow!
If you have any boys of any age in your life, come join us in our new CKC BOYS Patterns group on Facebook! It's the perfect place to learn boy-related tips and tricks, get inspired by trendy styling of boys' fashion, and of course ask questions and share your own creations! Please come join in on the fun!
Our next sew-along is Rowen's Raincoat and it starts on Tuesday, March 1. All you need to do right now is join our Sew-along group, and when Tuesday rolls around we will tell you what to do next! This is your chance to get tips, ask questions, and chat with others as you sew your raincoat. Plus you will have a chance to win daily prizes!
This weekend we have FIVE awesome patterns on sale for half off! Let's take a close look at each of them:
Wren's Shorties, Capris, and Pantaloons are available in Baby and Toddler sizes. They have six total length options, from short to long and simple to ruffled couture. The wide leg full bottoms make them super comfy and the perfect addition to any wardrobe! Pair with your favorite CKC tops and dresses or even a store-bought tee. Use cotton, denim, broadcloth, linen, lace and more to create your perfect boutique outfit. Leave off the elastic and casings for a wide leg gauchos. Be sure to add Wren to your collection today for 50% off!
Sparrow’s Collared Top, Dress and Tunic pattern is a perfect summer staple for your princess on the go! It is available for Babies, Toddlers, Tweens, and even Dolls! This beginner friendly pattern goes together super quick and will be your go to pattern for last minute birthday gifts, party attire, swimsuit cover-ups and more. This sweet and whimsical pattern is perfect to showcase those lovely border prints. You can also make the bodice from knit fabrics for your sensory sensitive girl. Need to shave minutes off of your sewing time? Try leaving the collar off for a completely different look. The ties can also be substituted with those beautiful crochet edge bias tapes available.
Get ready hit the town in Danika’s Top/Dress! This one-piece design makes construction a snap and it's great for displaying your favorite fabric. From the form flattering waistline to the simple back button closure, this fun top and dress will surely become one of your favorites. Make something fabulous for you and your little girl! Available in Toddler, Tween, Women, and Plus sizes for 50% off this weekend.
Get a sleek, new look in Milan’s One-Shoulder Top and Dress! This simple yet stunning design is so comfortable and is great for displaying your favorite fabric. Choose from fitted or regular fit options! With top, dress and maxi lengths, we bet you can’t just make one. And as a bonus, instructions for a double sleeve version are included. From the flattering curves to the easy construction, this fun top and dress will surely become one of your favorites! This pattern is designed for use with woven or knit fabrics and is available in Women and Women Plus sizes.
Our final set of sale patterns is Zach's V-Neck Ringer Tee! This comfy knit top is quickly going to become your guys' favorite! It features a bias V-neck band that gives an extra touch of class, as well as ringer sleeves and an optional pocket. If you have never made a V-neck before or sewn with knit, no problem! Our instructions will make it easy to do your very first time. Zach’s is available in sizing for Babies, Toddlers, Tweens, and Men – so here’s your chance to make fun matching shirts for all the boys in your life! Use lightweight knit and short sleeves in the Summer, or heavier knits for long sleeves in the Winter. All sizes are 50% off this weekend only!
With all of these fabulous sales going on, don't forget to take advantage of our automatic tiered pricing. The more you buy, the more you save!
That's it for this Weekly Wound Up. We hope you have a great weekend!
Let's Create! ~ Kristen