The Dragon Dress

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Hey guys, if you’re here, I just want you to know I’m writing this post simply because I want to document the moments that brought this Dragon dress to fruition so that it can live on forever. I feel the moments were so significant that I want it to be something Abigail can come back and […]

DIY: Adult Tshirt to Kids Bomber Jacket Upcycle

DIY Adult Tshirt to Bomber Jacket by Candice Ayala

Hey guys, If you follow me on Instagram, this is old news! But I wanted to make sure I put it in a blog post just so I could catalog this make. I took an old Tshirt and turned it into a Bomber Jacket for #theSpiritedOne using the Ollie Bomber Jacket PDF Pattern by Sew […]

DIY Child’s Top to Dress

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Hey guys, A couple months ago Abigail brought me one of her favorite store bought tops and asked that I make her a dress just like it, because it was cool and breezy and also it was hot as a tamale in SoCal. The top was pretty old, so instead of trying to find a pattern […]

DIY : Photo Backdrop

DIY Photoback drop

Hey guys, This weekend I DIY’ed my very own photo back drop and thought I would share the process with you. It’s super simple and a little costly, but it’s totally worth the investment especially if leaving the house to do location photoshoots are somewhat difficult . Total cost of this project is roughly $200 […]

As Featured in One Thimble Issue 20

The Daisy Ray Dress sewn by Candice Ayala of CandiceAyala.com

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 CandiceAyala.com

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

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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 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 […]

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