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 […]

PDF PATTERN REVIEW: The Sahara Dress and Top + Fabric Giveaway!

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Hello Lovelies!! It feels like forever since I’ve sat down to write a blog post, can you believe its already the end of 2017!? It’s been such an incredible year! Truthfully, much of this year have been spent working really hard building the SewingPortfolios.com network and finding ways to network and create opportunities for all our […]

Thankful Sewing Blog Tour

The Hour Glass Dress by Rabbit Rabbit Creations sewn by Candice Ayala of CandiceAyala.com

Hi guys! Each day in the month of November, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, bloggers will share a thankful post, and today is my stop on the Thankful Sewing Blog Tour! The theme was wide open for our interpretation so it was hard to choose what direction to take with this blog post. On one […]

Tips for Sewing Character Inspired Outfits

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Hi guys! So this year, instead of sewing for Halloween, I’ve sewn for Disney Dapper Day! Dapper Day is just a few days after Halloween and so I wanted to use my time and creative juices wisely. Dapper Day is NOT a costume event, instead it’s where guests celebrate sophisticated style drawing inspiration from the […]

DIY: Create Your Own Garment Name Tags using Printable Fabric Sheets

DIY Garment Tags / Labels with Printable Fabric Sheets

Hey guys, Can you believe #thespiritedone starts kindergarten this year?!? *insert sobbing here*  TOMORROW ACTUALLY!! I’m still not quite sure how I feel about this yet… but I am excited for all the new adventures she’s  about to embark on. I was ironing her uniforms earlier and as I hung her store bought cardigan up, I […]

As Featured in One Thimble Issue 16

One Thimble Issue 16: The Melody Mermaid Tail PDF Pattern, Sewn by Candice Ayala of CandiceAyala.com

Hey Guys, It’s that One Thimble time of year again! If you follow me on social media, you know that two of my favorite things are: 1. Sewing for One Thimble Magazine and 2. MERMAIDS! Can you imagine how stoked I was when the two combined?!?! *insert excited dance here!* When the blogger call and the […]

TUTORIAL: How to Install an Invisible Zipper into a Lined Garment

TUTORIAL: How to Install an Invisible Zipper in a Lined Garment by Candice Ayala

Before we begin, let’s go over a few sewing terms as it applies to this tutorial. This is just to help you follow along, especially if you’re a beginner.  INVISIBLE ZIPPER – an invisible zipper is a zipper with very fine teeth. It is sewn into a garment in a way that it makes the zipper […]

As Featured in One Thimble Issue 15

The Phillipa Blouse PDF Sewing Pattern By Bobkin Designs sewn by Candice Ayala of CandiceAyala.com

Happy Sunday Lovelies! It’s that ONE THIMBLE time of year again! It’s been so busy around here that I almost didn’t have the time to sew up anything for Issue 15 of One Thimble Magazine. *clutches pearls and insert dramatic music here* I absolutely couldn’t let that happen, so instead of my usual two part post, this […]

4th Contributor Post for Cali & Co

Cascade Maxi PDF Sewing Pattern By Chalk and Notch

Happy Tuesday Lovelies! Have you started sewing for summer yet? Are you looking for a quick and breezy summer sew?? Go check out my latest Contributor blog post over at Califabrics blog HERE, to see pattern details and still shots of this cool and breezy summer sew! PRESS PLAY!  

SEW SEW DEF Contributor Post #1

DIY Upcycle by Candice Ayala

Happy Monday Guys! I’m so excited to finally share SOME of the details of my UPCYCLING (part 1) contributor post  for Issue #1 of Sew Sew Def Digital Magazine where I transformed one of my old denim shirts and a some fabric into a two piece outfit for my daughter. “Sew Sew Def is devoted to filling […]

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