Hello, hello!!! Hope you all had a wonderful week! Tiffany and I sure did :) We have been so pleased with our new blogger Morgan and all of the things she's been working on! What a week of freebies, eh? We're late today so let's get this ball rolling......
Friday, May 17, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I've been so excited for a week or so now to start a weekly blog called "Wardrobe Wednesday" where I feature an outfit from Miss A's closet that was made using a CKC pattern. And when I heard that the Molly Faux Apron Peasant Dress was getting an updated version this week with more sizes, I knew just the outfit to share and I was over the moon excited because I knew that I could share some fun ways to jazz up your Molly.
Personally Molly is one of my go to dresses, because I can whip up miss A one in an hour while she takes a nap. It really is the meaning behind "nap time sewing"
So let me share a photo or two of the basic Molly that you can create using the CKC pattern and then we will move on to my jazzed up version and the tutorials that go with it.
Did you check your e-mail? Last night our new pattern was sent out to all the amazing subscriber's to Fabric.com's newsletter. We've already received so many positive emails and comments about it! It's gonna be a big hit this summer!
If you missed it, let me be the first to introduce....
Allison's Ruffled Pillowcase Dress and Top
Allison's Ruffled Pillowcase Dress and Top
Isn't it darling? Of course it isn't the classic pillowcase dress. In fact, it's not really made like a pillowcase at all! You're gonna have to download the pattern to see the fun techniques we use to create this "faux pillowcase" look. But check out more pictures below first!
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
So we see them all the time, all over CKC and well really all over the web. Those adorable rosette headbands that the little models are rocking! Well today is the day to pull out some scraps and make them yourself. Thats right! Its time for another ''Scrap Buster". DISCLAIMER... These can become very addicting! Okay so to start out with lets get our supplies together.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Happy Monday Y'all!
I hope you all enjoyed your Mother's day weekend and were able to snag a few patterns while we had the promo code "ILOVEMOM" for 20% off your order. If not you have until 12pm EST today. (5.13.13)
Alrighty so last week I asked for some photos of outfits that were made using multiple Create Kids Couture patterns. For Example using the bodice from Amber's Sweetheart and the skirt from Addison's triple ruffle. And you all flooded my email! So I spent a good chunk of my weekend ooh'ing and aww'ing over all of your remarkable creations. And I had such a hard time narrowing it down. But I did it. And if your photo is featured Ill be emailing you to find out your pick for your free pattern. How marvelous is it to be rewarded for your creativity?
Jenny sent me this photo that just melted my heart!! The shorts are a mix of Emma's Ruffle Butt Bloomers and Danielle's Cuffed Shorts. The top is a mix of the bodice from Addison's Ruffle Dress featuring a center accent ruffle from Serena's Stripwork, And then she used the skirt measurement from Marilyn's Free Slim Fit Peasant. Is this not an awe-inspiring outfit?
Labels: mix match monday
Friday, May 10, 2013
Um okay am I the only one who is near tears excited that its Friday? Okay maybe I am. But I've been sick at home all week with the baby. So needless to say hubby is getting her ALL weekend long!! So I can catch up on some sleep and dive into some of these to die for patterns that came out this week!
Speaking of those new patterns lets start there. First off we released the delectable Sage's Shorts, Capris and Pants pattern. With or with out the ruffle these are so adorable and the fact that the pattern includes shorts, capris and pants lengths just makes it better!! Purchase the Sage's pattern HERE.
Labels: weekly recap
Thursday, May 9, 2013
WOW!! Is it really Thursday? Well, we all here at CKC were so excited to release the Sage's Sailor Shorts, Capris and Pants pattern yesterday! By the looks of the things on our Facebook page you all are pretty excited as well. I can't help but giggle still when I think about what one of the testers said about these... "These shorts are normal in the front, but a party in the back." Ha! Its so true!
Labels: free pattern
Friday, May 3, 2013
Yes I’ve changed the lyrics! But I can’t help it I’m just so excited for the new ideas that will be coming to the CKC blog! Including the Scrap Busters series! I've been looking at my boxes and boxes and boxes of scraps and knew it was time to do something with some of them.
So after digging around and finding a few pieces I got started making this adorable little clutch that I now keep in my diaper bag with some of Ayla's favorite toys! And with the Velcro closures I’m pretty sure she thinks it’s a toy in its self.
How is it Friday? Can someone please explain to me where Monday-Wednesday went? I can remember yesterday, but anything before that feels like too much work to try to remember. Don't get me wrong I'm not complaining it's Friday, but I at least wish I could remember what I ate for dinner this week without hurting my brain....I like food so I would like to remember these sorts of things.
We kinda had a slow week so this "recap" will be pretty quick, but you'll wanna read it all so no skipping!
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Hey y’all. I just wanted to take a moment and introduce myself and our other social media associate, since you all will be hearing from us on a daily bases from now on. And lets be honest you all are dying to know who got the jobs.
I’m Morgan. A hippie wife and momma from good ole Kentucky trying my darndest to keeping my household running smoothly. Ill be the newbie behind the CKC blog.
I spend most of my days out back on an old vintage quilt with a mason jar of coke in hand, playing with my beautiful daughter and dreaming up millions of business ideas that, in reality, I would NEVER have time for.
When I’m not out back playing and dreaming (or changing diapers, cooking cleaning and blah blah blah) you are most likely to find me in my sewing room where my deep love of vintage textiles is quite evident. So in a nutshell I’m just a good ole Kentucky Mom, with an overly creative mind, anything and everything turquoise lover, mid century modern addict, the queen of mix match fabrics, an Instagram abuser, shoe loving, Pinterest nut, who finds time to sit behind a sewing machine on a daily basis.
And this is Courtney a momma of two beautiful little girls from Texas. She’s been sewing for 6 years and is the newbie who will be managing CKC fan page and online groups.
Hey everyone! My name is Courtney, and I am so, so, so thrilled to be one of the new Social Media Marketing Associates here at CKC. I cannot believe that I am actually part of this awesome company! I had only ever made a couple of clothing items before finding CKC patterns, and I was instantly hooked. I loved the look of the outfits, of course, but I also loved the quality patterns and excellent customer service. I hope to be able to continue that standard of customer service during my time here with CKC. I look forward to this journey with CKC and all of you!
A little bit about me~ I am a proud Christian Texan stay at home Mommy to 2 of the sweetest girls ever. I do run my own boutique, and I am married to the most wonderful man! Before settling down with a family, I was a bit of a wandering soul. I have studied in London, Prague, and Playa del Carmen. I worked in Denali, AK for one summer, and I was a flight attendant out of Denver for a year. We haven’t travelled much having young kids, but I can’t wait to get back to it. Besides sewing, I am an outdoor nut, love reading, love any arts and crafts, and I am addicted to those awful reality shows (I can’t believe I admitted that). I like to bake, but it falls low on the priority list. I think I am pretty lazy, but in reality I can’t do only one thing to save my life.
We are so excited to be joining the Create Kids Couture team. Now for the fun part. Shannon and Tiffany asked you via Facebook for any questions you all may have for the new social media coordinators. So here y’all go.
Where did you learn to sew?
Morgan- Well you see this is a funny question because if you ask my mom, she will tell you she did. But I always say I taught myself. So here Mom this is for you. See my mom got me my first sewing machine when I was in the 5th grade. She showed me how to thread it and how to sew a straight line and let me at it. So I guess I should say my Mom taught me to sew but I taught myself all the fun tips and tricks.
Courtney- I grew up sewing with my Gran Gran in lovely ole Olney, Texas- population 3,236. She is a quilter, and I would love going to spend weekends with her to sew, fish, cook, and play cards. It was great quality time that I will always remember fondly, and I do still have a few of the throws we made. I hope to make those kind of great memories teaching my girls to sew.
What was your worse sewing experience?
Morgan- HA!! This question nearly made my coke spue from my nose. So I've been sewing for about 13 years now and my worst sewing experience happened just last May, while I was pregnant. You see I had made my hubby a killer pair of seersucker shorts with bright yellow pockets. So of course his best friend of 15 years demanded he have a pair. I complied (like the good friend I am) and after cutting the pieces I was told he wanted them a little tighter then my husbands were. So I took them in some. Showed Hubby, who said to take them in even more. I was hesitant but I did. So any who he shows up to my baby shower wearing some store bought shorts. Turns out that I made them so small he said they were SKIN tight! I would share the hilarious photo but I'm gonna keep this blog PG (its my 1st day on the job after all)
Courtney- Oh, so many to count. I don’t know of any major disasters, but directional fabric gets me every time! Actually, while writing this I just had another directional fabric disaster. I was making an Aubrey the other night when I realized I had sewn the 2nd tier to the 3rd tier upside down. I went to bed. This morning I looked at it and thought, “Hey~ it’s my lucky day! That’s not upside down!” and I finished the dress. Well, what do you know~ one of the panels on the 2nd tier was right side up, but the other was upside down. So I got to spend a lot of quality time with the seam ripper
Do you work outside of Create kids Couture?
Morgan- No, not any longer. I use to own a kids clothing company but I closed it after we found out my mom had cancer. I sadly just had too much on my plate at the time. After lots of tears and prayers I knew it was the best choice for my family to close.
Courtney- I am a stay at home mom to a one year old and a two year old, so you bet I work! HA! But seriously, I also have a Facebook and Etsy store- Coco’s Cute Creations. I can only sew when the girls are asleep, so it’s mostly for fun and keeps me plenty busy.
What is your favorite CKC pattern?
Morgan- Well I'm gonna have to go with the Kiki's. It was the 1st CKC pattern that I tested and I fell in love with CKC because of it.
Courtney- My most favorite CKC pattern is Aubrey- so pretty, so girly, so flowy. And I love being able to mix patterns and colors. My latest obsessions are Cora, Poppy, Lacey, and Whitney!
Other then kids clothing what do you enjoy sewing?
Morgan- Wow, um well I've not sewn anything other then kids clothes in about a year. That was baby quilt and a doll I made my daughter. I just love sewing!
Courtney- I guess I would say things for the home. This past month we moved into a new house, so I am excited to start making new curtains, pillow covers, etc