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Monday, February 24, 2014

Pretty in Pink

Outfit 89 - 2013-14 School Year

Happy Monday! I hope all of you had a great start to the week. I think this is the first full week we will go to school since we came back from Christmas. I guess I better knock on wood, though, right? With my luck, I'll say that and then she will get sick or something (ugh - no!). We sure don't need anyone getting sick. It's a busy week with another busy weekend. It's an exciting weekend, though. I have probably mentioned that my son is on the school's archery team. Well, we are going to the regional tournament this Saturday. He is so excited. Being our school's first year with a team, I think it may be a long shot for us to qualify for state, but I am so proud of him and his team for stepping up this first year.

Back to sewing - So, today is the first day of my week of Create Kids Couture sewing. I didn't really plan it that way, but CKC had a huge tween pattern release last week and of course I had to get in on that. So, I was excited to break in some new patterns. And this gives you a chance to check them out, too. Really, though, if you sew for a girl, tween or lady (and I have heard buzz about boy patterns coming, too), you really need to check them out. The website is If you want to check out the tween patterns specifically, they are here They even go up to women's plus sizes.

Today's pattern is the newly released in tween sizes, Cosette. Here is the primary picture from the pattern

I was intrigued by this pattern when I saw it pop up in the little girl sizes. I have made similar things without a pattern by just cutting off a tshirt and adding a woven skirt, but the advantage of using this is a.) you get to decide what bodice you want and not be dependent upon what tshirts you have b.) since they have taken all of the legwork out of measuring, it saves time and gives you a very polished and predictable look. All in all, I really like this pattern and I can see making this again. I even bought it in the mommy size because I think it would be cute on a mommy too! 

So, here we go! Day one of CKC sewing - the Cosette Tween Knit and Woven Dress.

I really like how this turned out. And my gears are spinning for our upcoming Disney trip/cruise during spring break. Our last girls weekend Disney trip was a whirlwind one that I didn't have time to really plan for to sew things for her - but I think I have time for this one. Can't you see the Cosette in red, black, white and yellows for Disney. And you can make it sleeveless to make the Orlando heat a little more bearable. So, be thinking of some cute patterns I can Tween Disney-fy! I will probably start making them as we go and using them during the school week so I can be stockpiling :) I just need it to stay consistently warm. Tomorrow's high is 71, Wednesday's high is 51. Crazy!

Thank you for stopping by and we will see you tomorrow for another cute Create Kids Couture tween pattern!

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