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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Weekly Wound Up

Happy Halloween! It's finally here! Many of us have been burning the midnight oil working on costumes for customers and our own kiddos, and now it's time to sit back and enjoy! Today I dressed up my kids for their school parade, led the class party in my daughter's class, and then came home for a family party made up of jack-lantern pizzas, pumpkin carving, cookies, and more games.  And now as I'm writing this I'm realizing that Halloween day hasn't even started yet! (It will very soon, of course.) So it may be that some of you are still working on costumes the the "real" Halloween night. Hang in there!  We really are going to make it through this candy-filled holiday. Plus, I think the real costume contest should be a photo taken of the explosion that appears to have happened in my sewing room this past week!  Surely I'm not the only one. Anyway, enough about Halloween. Let's take a look at the new patterns we released this week at CKC, some upcoming announcements, and of course our half-price patterns for the weekend! 

New Releases

Let's start out with our new BOY pattern this week! Ryker’s Woven Skinny Pants are a must-have in your little guy’s wardrobe this season!  They can be made with just about any fabric you choose: cotton, denim, khaki, corduroy; you name it! They feature a flat front with elastic in back, optional pockets in front and back, a faux fly and faux button, and even belt loops! Or of course you can make the simple version if you choose. Ryker’s are constructed with separate pieces for front and back, creating a tailored fit that will make your little guy look super sharp, no matter what top he pairs with them! The pattern also includes tips for getting the perfect fit on every body type. You simply can’t go wrong with Ryker’s!

Savannah's Dress and Tunic has sweet classic lines with some fun details added for a unique, one-of-a-kind look! The beautiful tie-neck, and angled buttons on this fitted bodice are perfect for any occasion. It offers four sleeve lengths, as well as dress or tunic lengths, making this a staple piece no matter the season. With the peek-a-boo rick rack or crocheted lace detail in the skirt, it can go from fun to sophisticated elegance!

Aleya's Pointed Hi-Low Knit Top and Dress is here in Girl and Tween sizes! Aleya's can be made with short or long sleeves, in top length or dress length. It is a definite must for any season and any age! This soft, comfy look goes from sweet to trendy with just a switch of your fabrics.  Plus, she is sure to love a touch of glam with the big bow in the back!

Our popular Winnie's pattern in now available in Tween sizes! You can make Tween Winnie's as a hooded sweatshirt or a dress, and it has so many options we bet you can't make just one! It features an optional kangaroo pocket and two different ear options on the hood.  Use fleece, minky, ultra cuddle or faux fur as long as it has stretch. Your tween will surely be warm and comfy with this one! 

We have a new pattern for the ladies too! From fun and casual to sleek and sexy, this knit three-piece set has it all! Sasha's Set includes dress, top, and pencil skirt with low or high waist. This pattern has four skirt and dress lengths, a top option, three sleeve lengths or sleeveless, and a sexy V back with added optional bow detail. Showcase your favorite fabrics with the colorblock option, or go classic and elegant for a fitted date night dress! 

Step into something fun and comfy with Kimber’s Circle Dress! With baby doll and skater dress options, it’s like getting two dress pattern in one! With two bodice options, two neckline versions (curved and v-neck), two sleeve lengths, PLUS circle sleeve add-ons, you can customize it to your own style! Quick and easy, Kimber’s is the perfect addition to your pattern collection! 

On the Blog

To go along with our release of Ryker's this week, we thought it would be helpful to show you how you can slim the legs of woven skinny pants, whether your boy is extra slim or even if he's wider and needs to size up for the waist and then slim the legs. It's not hard at all to get the perfect fit -- our tutorial will show you how!

Check out this new look that Nikki made using Chantelle's cardigan! This type of top with fringe is popular right now and you can learn how to make your own with her easy tutorial on the blog


It's time for our annual Halloween contest! Post your creations on our wall, label the patterns used, and tag ‪#‎createkidscouture‬ and ‪#‎halloweencontest2015‬. Deadline is midnight est Sunday, November 1. We will announce five winners on Monday. We are looking for creativity and patterns used from ALL sizes and genders. We can't wait to see your cuties all dressed up!

Our next Sew-Along begins on Wednesday, November 4, and we will be sewing up Celeste's and/or Tween Celeste's! We have the patterns on sale for you this weekend, so go ahead and grab the pattern and join our CKC Sew-Alongs group!  Be ready to sew along with us and you might even win prizes! 

Have you grabbed a Monthly Mixup bundle lately? For just a little bit longer you have the chance to choose from ALL of the past year's mixups! Be sure to flip through the different choices -- these are huge savings that you won't want to miss!


This week our first half-off pattern is Annie's Cascade Ruffle Dress! Annie’s features a ruched front and back button-up fitted bodice. This unique design is great for dress up or everyday- it would be a fantastic dress for holiday photos! With the optional bodice apron and stunning cascading ruffles, this is a showstopping look for sure! And this weekend you can get the adorable pattern for 50% off!

London's Ballerina Dress is fun and frilly for every occasion, and it is also on sale for half off this weekend!  London's skirt uses ruffle fabric to create lots of drama, and the optional corset bodice adds extra detail that is sure to be a hit. London's is another adorable dress that would make for some beautiful photos this holiday season!  Be sure to grab your copy while it's on sale for 50% off! 

With all these fabulous sales this weekend, don't forget to combine them into one order and get automatic tiered pricing -- the more you spend, the more you save! 

This wraps up our Weekly Wound Up! We hope you have a fun and safe Halloween! 

Let's Create! ~ Kristen


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