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


*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


 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


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!


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


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 […]

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