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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Weekly Wound Up

There's a lot of sewing going on in our groups, have you noticed?! Between cooler weather sewing and costume creations, you are busy busy! We are too, with new patterns and free projects galore. At the end of the week it's always fun to see how much more we have for you. Let's take a look! 

New Releases

Our first pattern release is perfect for Fall and all year round!  Jillian’s A-Line Snap Dress is a classic style with loads of options and we bet you can’t make just one! Choose from welt pockets (elegant), gathered bow pockets (adorable), or a bow belt with wide belt loops (trendy) – all the versions are super cute! Jillian’s may be partially lined or fully lined; the full lining makes the dress fully reversible! All versions have straps with snaps at the shoulders, the classic A-line shape, and easy instructions for a tidy hemline on a curve. Jillian’s can be made with woven cottons, corduroy, denim, flannel, faux fur, or anything else you choose! The perfect fit allows Jillian’s to be worn on its own during the warm months or layered for cooler weather. Jillian's is available in Baby sizes (NB to 18/24 months) and Girl sizes (2-14)! 

Tanner's Newsboy knickers are now available in Baby sizes too!  Knickers are super trendy right now and you won’t find a more comfy pair for your little guy! Tanner’s features a flat front with elastic back, traditional knickers length, bands that give a fitted look below the knee, and of course the adorable welt pockets in back. Suggested fabrics are woven cottons, twill, corduroy, denim, or even knit fabric if you choose. You can go for so many different looks with this pattern!

This next resize has been requested many, many times by our customers!  Finally, you can make Charles' Prince Jacket in Baby sizes too! Charles’ jacket has a trendy collar, oversized cuffs, and even tails! It is fully lined and comes with two versions - the casual riding jacket that stays open in front, and the more formal suit jacket that closes in the center with buttons or other hardware. You can even make a tail-less version for everyday wear!

With Ady’s Paneled Pocket Dress, you get the style that pleases you and comfort that your little will love. This dress is perfect to use up those adorable character panels or t-shirts that your little one loves! This short sleeve dress comes with options for pockets or no pockets and with or without the ruffle. Customize to your liking!

Lennon's Colorblock Dress is a truly unique showstopper. The bodice is fitted without the hassle of any elastic or buttons and is perfect alone or layered. The bodice ruffle adds a whimsical, feminine detail. But what sets this dress apart from any other is the colorblocked circle skirt! If you're looking for a more subtle look, there is also a simple circle skirt option.

Stick with me, we have just two more releases and they're amazing! 

If you want to sew a sweater for your little guy, York’s is both comfy and fun! Choose from the classic sweater cut or the formal sweater cut, along with three versions of pockets. The formal sweater has a lower neckline and higher waistline, intended to show off a dressy shirt underneath. The classic sweater has a regular fit at the neck and waist; plus it includes really fun optional pockets! Your little guy will love having sewn-on mitten pockets for wintery days, pointed claw pockets for play, or you can even go all out with the paws-with-claws pockets! Of course you always have the option to keep York’s a basic sweater, perfect for holidays. All versions include bands at the neck, wrist, and waist. Suggested fabrics are sweater fleece, sweater knit, and knit fabrics with 25-50% stretch. If you’ve never sewn a sweater before, no problem! The pattern includes all the tips you need to make a great sweater the very first time. Go ahead and show your little guy the photo gallery – he’s going to want a York’s sweater for sure!

And then, the perfect sister to York's -- Introducing Miracle’s Mitten Pocket Tunic! This pattern is great for the fall season that’s fast approaching. Everyone loves the high-low style with leggings! Miracle’s features fun little mitten pockets for the little’s and cute arm cutout for the older girls! Choose between a fitted neckline or an off-the-shoulder neckline! All ages are sure to love this tunic! Your wardrobe will not be complete without this fabulous accessory! Sweater knit, fleece or similar fabric required.

On the Blog

We're still going strong with our 13 Days of FREE projects!  In case you missed any of them, I'll give you a quick rundown: 

Day 6: Turn any of your kids' spooky (or not so spooky) tees into the perfect upcycled trick-or-treat bag! The kids can even add paint for an extra creative touch.

Day 7: Whether your kiddo wants to be a plump pumpkin or any other critter/character/object that is roundish like this, come learn how to make it happen! Using this technique, the bulk is all secured between the layers, making the costume comfy and easy to wear. 

Day 8: Put down the gauze and safety pins; you won't be needing them. Here's a costume that your little mummies can put on all by themselves! It's spooky and comfy!

Day 9: Look how adorable! No more trying to steal baby's paci to get a great photo of his/her costume. You will want to keep this one in!

Day 10: Look at these adorable Fall Felt Pumpkins! They're easy and unique, plus you can leave them up all the way until Thanksgiving! They also make fun photo props. 


Are you ready for a CKC BOYS Sew-along?!  On Monday we're going to start our Damian's Zip Hoodie Sew-Along and you are officially invited to join in!  All you need to do is grab the pattern on sale if you don't already have it (Baby, Boy, and/or Tween), and then head on over to the CKC BOYS group on Facebook!  Perks: Make new friends, get your questions answered, and of course win prizes! You can complete the daily steps at any time that works for you. See you on Monday! 

Our Designer Deals patterns have changed out for the month of October! Check out these (and many more) half off patterns in our special section of the website!

That's it for our Weekly Wound Up. We hope you have a great weekend!  

Let's Create! ~ Kristen 

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