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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Weekly Wound Up

Ta-da! It's August! Ready or not! My clock and calendar just switched over (meaning I should be getting to bed soon) -- but I have had soooo many exciting things to write about tonight. It's never taken this long to wind up a Weekly Wound Up!  We have tons of new releases, a ginormous giveaway, and a big weekend sale that you didn't see coming. Let's get to it! 

New Releases

Sybil's Sailor dress and top is a classic dress you'll love for years to come! It features a fitted bodice with front and back collars, and a button-back closure and placket for ease of putting it on/off. It has several sleeve options for year-round versatility. Nautical themes are super trendy right now so be sure to grab Sybil's for your girl!

Simone's Dress has multiple options, including a ruffled or simple skirt and overlays for the bodice and skirt. This pattern is chock full of techniques including French seams, under-stitching, a fully enclosed bodice seam, optional attached sash, and a skirt placket. Simone's is simply gorgeous, and  this sweet dress is sure to become a new favorite! 

Introducing Frenchy's Peplum Top and Dress! This sweet spin on a classic style is designed purely for woven fabrics. It has two sleeve lengths (wide and narrow), options for color block or simple bodice, a skirt placket, and an optional attached sash. Your little girl will love having multiple Frenchy's tops and dresses for everyday wear and special occasions! 

Rizzo's Retro Shorts have a fun retro vibe and are so comfy. They include options for high waist or regular waist, and slim fit or bubble fit. Rizzo's pair adorably with any of your favorite CKC tops!

Pam's Pillow Form pattern will help you make your own inexpensive pillow forms to fit your every mood and decorating style! It comes in 11 sizes and you can either make them out of your favorite fabric to use as a throw pillow, or you can use muslin fabric to construct the pillow and then cover it with a pillow cover or sham. You can never have too many pillows! It even includes a body pillow. 

Jeane's Ruffled Pillow Cover is the perfect accent to cover your pillow forms (11 sizes to choose from), and also coordinates with your CKC Barbara's Ruffle Quilt! This super cute pillow cover will be the perfect addition to any room!  If you’ve never made a pillow cover before, no worries! Our easy-to-follow instructions will guide you through the project.

Our four newest embroidery designs from Bobbin For Appliques released this week as well! These designs are exclusive to CKC and designed just for our customers. You can find these and our other designs right on the CKC website under Bobbin for Appliques. They will be the perfect finishing touches for your mama made creations! 

 Aria's One-Shoulder Top/Dress/Maxi is available in baby, girl, tween and women's sizes! This beauty features a gorgeous one-shoulder design with an over-sized bow closure. Aria's generous ruffles give it an amazing twirl factor that will have you spinning with delight! Because Aria's released just yesterday, all four sizes are still on sale for 30% off! 

On the Blog

If you have been wanting to learn how to embellish a sailor's collar, such as the one on our new Sybil's pattern, look no further! We have a free tutorial for you on the blog and you'll be ready to set sail in no time.

If you're not a fan of sewing buttonholes, or if you just want to learn a new technique for using snaps, we have a fun tutorial for you on the blog that is almost too good to be true! We will call it Faux Buttons, and they're completely functional (as well as totally cute). 

This blog post is already a huge hit after just one day!  Merav from Baby Hobbes Design has put together a tutorial for us, showing how to turn a boxy camp t-shirt into an adorable fitted top with flutter sleeves! It's a lot easier than you might think, with the helpful photos and tips.  


Did you hear about our big GIVEAWAY for 50 free patterns and a serger?! Yes, a serger! Just think of all the cuteness you could make with that many new patterns too! To get all the details and enter the giveaway, simply click here and follow the instructions on the pinned post

Weekend Sale

Maggie's Color Block Dress is an easy choice for every occasion, and this weekend it is on sale for 50% off!  Its adorable keyhole neckline ensures a fitted look without having to deal with zippers or buttonholes. Maggie's has an optional sash for extra detail, and the pattern is available in Toddler, Tween, and Doll sizes. All three are on sale for just this weekend! 

Also on sale this weekend is Seyla's Sun Dress and Top! This pattern features a shirred bodice and straps, a twirly skirt, and double ruffles for extra frill. Seyla's is available in Doll, Baby, Toddler, and Tween sizes, so be sure to get it for all the younger girls in your life! 

And finally, we are so super excited to announce our big Back-to-School Sale, going on all weekend long! We have chosen our CKC staff favorites for school-wear, and marked them all down to HALF price! No coupon code is needed because the prices are already marked down.  This is definitely the weekend to stock up on school patterns and get ready for the new year! Check out the Sale Items page of the website to see which ones are on sale. There are multiple pages (we included all sizes) so don't miss out on any of these must-have patterns for Back to School!  

That's it for this Weekly Wound Up. Happy Shopping!  

Let's Create! ~ Kristen

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