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Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Recap

Happy Friday!  This week at CKC we had an exciting giveaway, an extremely popular guest tutorial, and a couple new releases that are different than anything we've designed before. Let's review to make sure you didn't miss any of it! 

New Releases

On Monday we released a new Tween Boys' pattern! Just like the younger version, Tween Brody's Baseball Tee is easy to sew, comfy for him to wear, and it can even be upcycled from Dad's t-shirts!  Your son will look great in Tween Brody's, whether at the game or for back-to-school. 

Christopher's Newsboy Cap is for boys of all ages and sizes! From newborn to adult large, this cap can be made as a stiff hat with interfacing or made more floppy for a traditional newsboy cap. And it is completely reversible!  (Don't tell the boys, but Christopher's is also adorable on girls!) Even if you've never sewn a hat before, you will love how easy this pattern makes it! 

Next we released two fabulous patterns that go perfectly together!  Layla's Pleated Top and Dress is a fun twirly dress with a pleated skirt that is adorable and eye-catching. Then if you choose, you can also pair it with Nala's Pleated Ruffle Pants for an over-the-top combination. The pants even have inseam pockets!

Look at these fun new looks we have for your Tween Girls!  First we have Wendy's Knit Yoga Skirt, which has a comfy yoga waistband with three skirt options - simple, tiered, and bubble.  Next is Brenna's Bubble Shorts, a big favorite in girl sizes and now tweens!  Then we have Amber's Tween Halter Top/Dress (my daughter loves it!) as well as Danielle's Cuffed Tween Shorts. Be sure to check out each one on the website for more info! 

Yesterday we released Blossom's Tab Shorts, the perfect addition to your girl's summer wardrobe! Blossom's has a ruffle waist, inseam pockets, and cute cuffs with button tab details. The pattern is on sale for 30% off until 7 pm est! 

On the Blog


Look at this adorable Retro Headband! If you want to learn how to make one, Leah Ann Gardner from Sweet Baby Lovins taught us how to sew them in this free tutorial on our blog

It's hot out and sunglasses are a must! For How-To Tuesday, you can learn how to make this cozy case for your glasses - it's even padded inside!

Congratulations to Tia Kluesner, our Fan of the Month for July! We can't get over how precious this photo is, and you definitely want to come read more about it on the blog. 

Now that you have tons of patterns and a great love for sewing, have you thought about selling your items? Check out our blog from yesterday - it is the latest entry in our Boutique Basics series. Come learn all about selling on Etsy!


Congratulations to Alicia Jasper, the winner of our Stitch Box Monthly giveaway!

This week we started a new Sew-Along, of Cheyenne's Perfect Party Dress with the theme of Christmas in July.  We are a couple days into the action already, but you are welcome to join in any time and get a feel for how the Sew-Alongs work. It's fun to be working on the same pattern with sewing friends and there are even prizes for those who participate! Please come join us in the CKC Sew-Alongs group


 Now I get to introduce our Half-Off Friday patterns for today! (This is my favorite part.) 

First we have Brooklyn's Tiered Sundress, on sale for 50% off in Tweens, Women's, and Women's Plus sizes.  Brooklyn's has a shirred bodice and ruffled tiers, making it the perfect summer dress for you and your tween! 

Then our HOF pattern for Girls is Allegra's All-Purpose Pinafore Top.  Aside from being completely adorable, Allegra's has a unique bodice that allows it to be tied on the shoulders or around back as a halter. And look at those super cute optional pockets in the photos below!  Allegra's is perfect for summer is on sale for 50% off all day Friday.  

I think that covers everything! Thanks for another fabulous week with us at CKC. 

Let's Create! ~ Kristen

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