As Featured in One Thimble Issue 20

The Daisy Ray Dress sewn by Candice Ayala of

Hi guys! It’s that One Thimble time of year again! This issue’s theme is all things summer and beachy!  What’s even better is that this blog post also includes a chance to win a $50 coupon to One Thimble Magazine but more about how and where to enter for a chance to win at the end […]

PRP 16 Week 2: The 90’s Refashioned

DIY Upcycled Dress by Candice Ayala

Happy Tuesday Lovelies! It’s Week #2 Season 16 for Project Run and Play and I just want to say THANK YOU for voting for my Circus inspired look from Week #1. I was 1st place for Community Public Votes but in total I ranked 2nd Place all in all, as I lost points from the judges […]

PRP 16 Week 1: The Greatest Showgirl

The Greatest Show Girl Upcycled Outfit sewn by Candice Ayala of

Happy Tuesday!!! If you follow me on IG you know I’ve been super busy working on projects for Project Run and Play Season 16! If you’re not familiar with Project Run and Play, it’s pretty much the blogger’s version of Project Runway, but for kids! Competitor’s are given a theme each week with the challenge to create a unique outfit using patterns they […]

PDF PATTERN REVIEW: The Newport Pocket Top & Dress

The Newport Pocket Dress PDF Pattern by The Simple Life Pattern Company Sewn by Candice Ayala

Happy Friday Lovelies! Today I get to share with you the newest release of The Simple Life Pattern Company. Pattern Description:  –  The Newport Pocket Top and Dress The Newport pattern features a fun and unique back that buttons or snaps. You can choose between top and dress lengths along with a simple skirt or a […]

Candice Ayala’s Worldwide Upcycling Challenge PRIZE PACKAGES


Hi guys! Below you’ll find the Candice Ayala’s Upcycling Challenge prize packages break down for each winner! I tried to send this information in a newsletter to all subscribers, but the image was much too big. lol [Note: Exact model and details of the grand prize Baby Lock serger will be revealed in a newsletter […]

As Featured in One Thimble Issue 19

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

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!!


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 […]


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


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 […]

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