As Featured in One Thimble Issue 19

The Playtime Dress PDF Pattern by Sew by Pattern Pieces sewn by Candice Ayala of CandiceAyala.com

Hi guys! It’s that One Thimble time of year again! Even though I was very aware of how packed my schedule was going to be, especially with my worldwide Upcycling Challenge still in progress, I couldn’t help myself! lol Issue 19 is about all things “playtime” and I wanted to be sure to in on some […]

Upcycling Challenge 2018 – KICK OFF!!

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EEEKKKK!!! Hello Hello!! I can’t tell you just how excited I am to have you join us here for the KICK OFF of my first annual Upcycling Challenge WORLDWIDE! If you’ve been following this blog, or me on social media this challenge was no surprise right? lol It was bound to happen at some point! For Kick Off […]

PDF PATTERN REVIEW: The Berlin Tee

The Berlin Tee PDF Pattern by TobyKPatterns sewn by Candice Ayala

Happy Tuesday Lovelies! Today is my Boy Cub’s 14th birthday! As a gift, he asked for more soft t-shirts (he’s my low maintenance child! lol) He’s been wearing this same T-shirt I made him 3 years ago as a sleep shirt and refuses to get rid of it because it’s so comfortable and soft, so […]

PDF PATTERN REVIEW: The Ollie Bomber Jacket

The Ollie Bomber Jacket PDF Pattern by Sew A Little Seam sewn by Candice Ayala.

TGIF Lovelies! This week’s project had many firsts, so I thought it would be a good idea to blog it! Made my first Bomber Jacket, made welt pockets for the first time, installed a separating zipper for the first time, and added an iron on patch to a garment for the first time! So let’s […]

3 Tips for Sewing for a Fashion Forward Child

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This post was originally created for Cali Fabrics. See HERE. Full Disclosure: I still feel some type of way writing this post, or even admitting such a thing happened, and even though I have MAJOR FEELS about it, I can’t deny that is has indeed happened …my daughter turned SIX!  And with 6 came a […]

PDF PATTERN REVIEW: The Tilly Dress

The Tilly Dress by MCM Studio Designs sewn by Candice Ayala of CandiceAyala..co m

Happy Hump Day Lovelies!! It’s been forever since I did a Pattern Review, and since I just finished Pattern Testing this Dress, I thought why not! So today, let me tell you about the Tilly Dress by MCM Studio Designs. Pattern Description:  –  The Tilly Dress by MCM Studio Design Patterns The Tilly Dress is a lovely […]

As Featured in One Thimble Issue 18

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*Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links*  Hey Guys, It’s that One Thimble time of year again! If you’re visiting my blog for the first time: One Thimble Magazine is a quarterly sewing magazine produced by sewists for sewists! Each issue of One Thimble is full of 100% sewable, wearable and Instagram-able PDF sewing patterns for […]

My Sewing Corner Makeover

Sewing Room Makeover : Candice Ayala

Hi guys! So my sewing corner has been LONG over due for a little sprucing! You know how it goes when you start accumulating fabric and sewing things, and you get comfortable just putting them wherever right? I wanted to start 2018 FRESH, and decided it was time to declutter, my clutter. I thought it […]

My 2017 In Review

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 Hi Lovelies! Like my 2016 Review, I wanted to be sure I took some time to document my PERSONAL sewing achievements, highlights and milestones of 2017. I started 2017 with the intent to spend as much of my time promoting SewingPortofolios.com by networking and building relationships with sewing related businesses and sewers worldwide, so I knew […]

Our 2017 Holiday Card

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Hi Guys! So if you’re like me, and you have NEVER managed to get your family holiday photos taken, printed and mailed out to your family in time for the Holidays this post is for you! Seriously, each year I say to myself, “For sure we’ll get it right next year!” …and nope…time and time again […]

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