It seems to be last minute vacation season for those who don't already have kids in school! Our little family is on a school-shopping trip and we're staying in a hotel for the night. Thank heavens for laptops, as I sit here writing our Weekly Wound Up, while we also watch some Olympic highlights. The collective snoring is sure to make it an interesting night. Even our pattern testers seem to have their schedules on overload right now. So there's a good chance that you're running, running, running too! I'll keep this quick and to the point for you. The good news is, everything should be slowing down soon as we all settle into new schedules. Riiiiight? At least we're having some fun getting that back-to-school sewing in! Here are some fun new patterns that will help you out.
We have a few new embroidery designs that will add the perfect touches of detail to your next project, or they are even a fresh way to revive an old favorite! Cross stitch embroidery designs add a special vintage feel and they are super easy. Be sure to check out our latest ones!
If your little guy wants to dress up as a classic prince or pirate, Merrick’s is the perfect shirt pattern for you! It has a low V-neckline and classic collar that your little guy sees in books and movies, giving an authentic look to whatever character he may choose. You can leave the neckline open if you want, or add the laces for extra flair, using grommets or buttonholes as described in the pattern. It’s so much easier than it looks! Merrick’s also features four sleeve options: short sleeves, long regular sleeves, long casing sleeves, and long sleeves with a “ruffled” look for the more piratey pirates. (Arrrr!) You will love how sturdy this shirt is for a costume – plus you can also make Merrick’s in regular woven fabrics for an everyday shirt! Be sure to check out all the inspiration pictures in our photo gallery! Merrick's Prince & Pirate Shirt is available in Baby and Boy sizes.
Whether she be a princess, pirate, artist or hero, Isadora's Dress and Top just made dressing up a lot more fun! Choose between top and dress lengths, five sleeve and three skirt options; you can make this pattern over and over again and never get bored! Isadora's features an open back with velcro or snaps bodice closure in the back, making dress up time a breeze! With Isadora's it's as much fun to create as it is to wear!
Our newest release is Mallory's Button Up Top and Dress. From country grace to modern chic, this dress packs it all. With a button down front, this dress will be an easy on/off dress for girls of all ages. Mallory's features three sleeve options (sleeveless, short sleeve with ruffle or long sleeve with ruffle) and a contrasting band on the sleeves. The bodice has options for ruffles down the front with a faux tie at the waist or lace around the collar for that special touch. Round it out with a simple skirt or add some pizzazz with a ruffle skirt. Mallory's is on sale for 30% off through Sunday night!
On the Blog
With the release of our fabulous costume patterns this week (Isadora's and Merrick's), we are super excited to share this brand new FREE pattern with you on the blog! Minerva's Mouse Ears are a blast to make and even more fun to wear.
We have a brand new section on our website! Our "Designer Deals" patterns are some of our favorites that we have hand-picked to be on sale all month long. Awesome! Then at the beginning of each month we will change them out for new ones. You can find them at any time on the website by clicking the "Designer Deals" tab.
Coming up next week, we are going to have a sew-along for Ruthie's Retro Dress! This favorite pattern is available in Girl and Tween sizes, and they are both on sale for the Sew-Along. If you want to play along with us, grab the pattern and then head on over to our CKC Sew-Along group where it all takes place!
This weekend we have Penny's Patchwork Twirly Dress on sale for 50% off! It is available in Girl sizes 6/12m to 8, and it is perfect for all seasons! The bodice has a reverse knot tie that creates a really pretty look, along with the classic patchwork skirt and beautiful ruffle. Penny's is one of our favorite originals, so be sure to get it while it's on sale!
The second half-price pattern we chose for this weekend is Peony's Maxi Dress. It is available in Girls, Dolls, Tween, and Women sizes. Peony's is perfect for a cute little summer dress or you can use soft flowing fabric to dress it up for a special occasion. Its stirred bodice gives a comfortable fit and allows it to stretch into the next year! The pattern also includes an appliqued sash at the waist and a big, girly ruffle at the bottom of the dress. Peony's is just such a pretty dress so be sure to get it while it's 50% off!
Time to wrap up our Weekly Wound Up! We hope you have a fabulous weekend!
Let's Create! ~ Kristen