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Friday, April 25, 2014

Friday Recap

Easter has come and gone and we hope you have had a special one with your family!  This week there are a lot of  announcements and big sales going on at CKC that we want to share with you so let's jump right in!

New Releases

On Monday we released Brody's Baseball Tee!  This new raglan tee is super comfy and rated as an easy pattern. We bet you can't make just one! Brody's comes with three sleeve length options, two hem variations (to make it a true baseball tee), and is perfect for upcycling tees from your closet! And don't tell the boys, ssshhh, but this baseball tee is also great for girls! 

Peyton's Hooded Peasant Dress is as adorable as it is comfy and can be made with either knits or wovens! Peyton's has a three sleeve length options and will last all year 'round!

The ever popular Poppy's Peekaboo Dress is now available in sizes newborn through 18/24 months! Poppy's has two back versions to choose from for babies, since babies tend to spend a lot of time on their backs. This dress is perfect for summer and you can add as many peekaboo's as you want! 

Mindy's Sweetheart Maxi and Sundress is a beautiful addition to our collection of summer dresses! It comes with measurements for both a maxi and a sundress, and the back has fun buttonholes so you can tie the straps in different ways to get the look you really want! Mindy's is on sale for 30% off until 7 pm EST tomorrow! 

On the Blog

This week on the blog we featured our Fan of the Month for April, Ashley Belew. Aren't her kids adorable in their matching Easter outfits?  She used Paris's Party Dress, Emmett's Tie Set, and William's suspenders to make the perfect Easter for her kiddos. 

If you have stripe fabric and want to make a cool bodice like this, we have step-by-step instructions for you on the blog for how to make a bodice on the bias

On Wednesday's Tips and Tricks blog, we explained all about "rise" and how to adjust the back rise on shorts and pants if your child is not standard size or if they would like a lower cut in front. 

Today is National Arbor Day, did you know? Yesterday on the blog we listed some ways that we designers at CKC go out of our way to reduce the number of pages that our patterns use. Less pages means less trees being used for paper! We also gave a link for ideas on how your family can participate in Arbor Day today. 


  • Have you had the chance to download our CKC App for your smartphone? There is so much good stuff on it!  You can download it here for free to get all our great resources in one place! 

  • Last week we released the Spring issue on of our "I Love PDF Patterns"magazine. It includes patterns, interviews, crafts, recipes, and so much more! If you want to see a fun preview, you can click here to see our LookBook! It shows several pages of the magazine so you can get an idea of how many amazing articles and patterns are included. The full magazine is 118 pages and can be purchased here on Etsy. Be sure to check out all the customer reviews while you're there too - wow! 

  • Thank you to all who entered our Easter Contest! We apologize that the winners have not yet been announced. Our staff member who is in charge of the contest just had her new baby (so exciting!) so we appreciate your patience and we will announce the winners as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can enjoy the adorable contest entries in the Easter 2014 Album

  • We have a brand new category available on the CKC website now -- Applique and Embroidery! Southern Britches Designs is making exclusive ones for CKC that will be purchased right on our website. To start it off with a bang, we have a FREE applique design for you! It is called "Keegan Frame" and you can download it on our website here. So exciting! 


For our next Sew-Along, we will be working on... shorts! And to get us all excited, we are putting all of our girls' shorts patterns on sale for 30% off this weekend!  We would love to have you participate in our Sew-Along, but even if you don't you will still want to stock up on our adorable shorts patterns for girls! Again, all Girls' shorts are 30% off from Friday until Sunday. 

It's Half-Off Friday time!  This week's HOF pattern is Aubrey's Tiered Ruffle Knot Dress. You definitely want to have this pattern for spring/summer!  Aubrey's has three tiers, pretty straps that tie in back, and optional ruffles that can dress it up even more.  And for today only you can get Aubrey's for 50% off so grab it now! (Don't forget tiered pricing! Just think of how much you can save with all of today's sales and new releases together.) Here are some more views of Aubrey's: 

That wraps up our busy week here at CKC. Can you remember all the stuff we announced?! Thanks for being such great fans! We hope you all have a fantastic weekend.

Let's Create! ~ Kristen 

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