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Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday Recap

It's been another big week of newly released patterns and fun contests at CKC! Here are some of the highlights of what we've been up to: 

New Releases

This week we released Patrick's Dress Pants for boys! This pattern comes with two versions - regular dress pants and also an optional tuxedo stripe addition! Patrick's Dress Pants are father-approved with two side pockets, two welt pockets in back, faux fly stitching (no zipper required!), and a comfortable fit that your boy will love. They can be made out of whatever fabrics you choose, from fancy suiting fabric to denim or corduroy or even up-cycled dress pants from his dad's closet! The pattern has step-by-step instructions with pictures, and you will love being able to finally make real dress pants for your boys! 

Next up we released these new shorts perfect for Spring! Brenna's Bubble Pocket Shorts are great for making a fast and unique pair of shorts using multiple fabrics. Your girl will love how cute and comfy she feels in them! 

Note: For those of you who have already purchased Brenna's shorts this week, we have become aware that there is a typo on the pattern piece. It says to cut on the fold when in fact you do not. To receive the corrected version of the pattern you may fill out the pattern update form here. Now the pattern should be just perfect! 

On Wednesday we released four new tween patterns. Heidi's Hi-Low Peplum Top has a peplum skirt that is longer in the back than the front and it also has many different sleeve options which make it perfect for wearing year round. Mackenzie's Ruffle Knit Top and Dress is such a fun, comfortable pattern and also a great way to try out ruffle fabric if you haven't used it before. Tessa's Knit T-shirt and Dress is a favorite, versatile knit pattern now available for Tweens. And finally, the much anticipated Cosette's Knit and Woven Dress for Tweens  is sure to be a hit with your daughter! 

Our last new release for this week is Quinn's Skirted Leggings.  This knit pattern includes pants and capri lengths, as well as three skirt lengths! And the best part is that the skirts can be matched with our other legging patterns too! In the pictures above we can see the standard Quinn's pattern, then the Quinn's skirts paired with Kelsey's leggings, and finally the Quinn's capri leggings without the skirt!  This pattern is 30% off until 7 pm est Friday night. And we're throwing in our other knit leggings patterns for 50% off until then too!  

On the Blog

We started off the week right by announcing the winners of our Valentine's Day Contest. Congratulations to Erin Hammer who made these excellent Superhero pajamas for her husband! We are all impressed by his enthusiastic support. He clearly loves his gift. Thanks to all who entered! The other winners are posted on the blog at the link above.  

For this week's How-To Tuesday on the blog, we gave you a tutorial for creating this cute and handy Chapstick Cozy. Not only that, but we also shared the recipe we like to use for making our own homemade chapstick. 

On Wednesday we showed you how to make these easy fabric Cut-Out Softies to match your child's outfits. Kids love putting these softie dolls in their pockets. And they may even want to help you make them! 

Finally, on the blog yesterday we announced a new mini contest that features the free patterns on our Tutorials page. For this contest you get to sew up a quick project and send in the picture to hopefully win a prize! This contest only lasts one week so be sure to read all about it here right away.


Don't forget we also had our big official Sweetheart Valentine's Day Contest on Facebook! We had a lot of great entries and we loved being a part of this special day. Our first place winner is Vanessa Rowell (top left) and the runners up are Brandy Hunter (top right) and Alison Brorsen (bottom right). Congratulations!


Have you been around for the FLASH sales we have been doing the past few nights on our Facebook Fan Page?  They come and go quickly and we don't want you to miss out! We have been featuring several of our Spring and Summer styles in these surprise sales. Since Facebook doesn't show all of our posts to all of our fans in your Newsfeeds, you may want to check in on the Fan Page occasionally to see what you might be missing! 

For our Half-Off Friday sale today we are offering all sizes of Gloria's Maxi Skirt for half off!  That is Women's, Tweens', Girls', and Dolls' sizes for 50% off all day Friday! This gorgeous maxi skirt goes beautifully with any of our tops such as Britney's Bubble Top that's shown in the picture above. We know you and your girl will love Gloria's!

That wraps up our recap for this week. Thanks for being such great fans! 

Let's Create! ~ Kristen

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