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Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday Recap

 It has been business as usual this past week at CKC -- which means that we are all having a totally great time sewing and designing and playing with fabric!  And we love to have you join in too! Let's take a look at what's new this week in case you might have missed anything.

New Releases

 Michael's Muscle Tee is now available for Tweens! Sized 7/8 to 15/16, this comfy muscle tee with optional chest stripe is rated Beginner and you can sew one up in no time. Michael's is perfect for wearing outdoors, around the house, to sports' practice, and even to bed! This design is tween boy approved -- my sons are asking for many more! 

 On Tuesday we released Adelaide's Ruffled Neck Top, Dress, and Maxi Dress pattern! This is perfect for school, with great shoulder coverage and it also looks great with an undershirt! Adelaide features a ruffle neck, attached sash, and a ruffle or band at the bottom of the skirt. 

We now offer Tyra's Ruffled Tank as part of our dancewear line! Tyra's features double ruffle sleeves and a bodice ruffle; you can choose to make the full version or the cropped version! There are also instructions for optional bows on the bodice. Tyra's is on sale for 30% off until 7 pm edt Friday! 

On the Blog

It's time for another Monthly Mash-up from Deborah Koch of Ma Cherie Kids, and this one is perfect for Back-to-School! It features two of our best selling new patterns so we know you're going to love it.

This week for How-to Tuesday, we showed you how simple it is to make perfectly mitered corners on napkins, tablecloths, little dress aprons, and anything else you can think of!

Have you ever needed to buy interfacing or stabilizer and found that there are SO many to choose from and you don't know which one to get?! On Wednesday's blog we showed how to choose exactly the right kind for your project.

Tosha Smith is our fabulous new dancewear designer at CKC and with the release of her second pattern yesterday, we wanted to help you get to know her better!  (You might even see some sneak peeks of her future designs!) 


We recently reached 50,000 fans on our Facebook Page and 10,000 fans in our Patterns Group! We are celebrating with a giveaway like no other! Facebook has been changing the rules about giveaways, so we changed how we are doing it. It's going to be SO MUCH FUN!!!! It's going to run from Sept 8-22. To make sure you don't miss out on the info, we are compiling email addresses and will send you an email when the giveaway becomes live! Just fill out this form ... and then wait patiently until you hear from us! 

It's back to school time and we want to see your cuties rocking their CKC First Day of School outfits!  Post a picture to our Facebook wall, label it "First Day of School," and tag us.  On September 3 we will draw five random people to win free patterns! We already have a lot of great entries like the one above - come see them in our special Back to School 2014 Album here and get inspired! 


 It's time to announce our Half-Off Friday patterns for today! First up is.... 

Lindsay's Sweet Twirly Skirt in Tweens, Women's, and Women's Plus sizes!  Lindsey's is one of my favorite skirts ever, with its comfy elastic waist, slim upper skirt, long lower ruffle, and then it finishes off with classy bias trim at the bottom. It's simple yet pretty and so fun to wear! Lindsay's is on sale in Tweens, Women's, and Women's plus for 50% off all day Friday!  

Sally's Fitted A-Line Dress is our Half-Off Friday pattern in girl sizes! Sally's is adorable for school or play and features a peter pan collar, contrast bib, and two sleeve lengths. Sally's has a zipper in back and even if you've never sewn one before, this is a great pattern to learn on because we will walk you through it step by step! You and your daughter will both love Sally's, and that's perfect because it is on sale for 50% off all day Friday!  

That's all for this week's releases, announcements, and sales! We hope you all have a wonderful weekend, whatever your plans may be.  

Let's Create! ~ Kristen 

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