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DIY Adult Shirt to Child’s Skirt with Pockets

DIY Men's Shirt to Child's Skirt with Pockets

Hey guys, I did this upcycle before we started doing them in video, so for now all we got are pictures lol. This skirt was actually meant for my Sewn Magazine feature, but the steps ended up being way too long for the magazine and so we went with something else, BUT now I get to […]

DIY Vertical Zipper Pocket Tutorial

DIY Vertical Zipper Pocket Tutorial by Candice Ayala

Hey guys, Adrian has been asking me forever to put bigger pockets on his jackets but I just never got around to it. I was going through some items I saved for upcycling and I came across one of his shirts that I saved thinking the zipper would come in handy…but then I realized I […]

DIY Men’s Shirt to Child’s Dress

DIY Men's Shirt to Child's Dress sewn by Candice Ayala

  Happy Sunday Lovelies! Soooooo full disclosure, this upcycle wasn’t planned for February, but it happened. #Thespiritedone celebrates 100 days of school on Tuesday, and for this 100th day, she can either dress in green, or dress as if she was 100 years old, ….not surprisingly she choose both! lol. I picked out all the green fabric […]

DIY Upcycled Shirt to Skirt Tutorial

DIY Upcycled Shirt to Skirt Tutorial by Candice Ayala

Hey Guys, HAPPY NEW YEAR!! This year I decided to start working on projects that brought me the most joy, and so I went head first into a couple upcycling projects. I posted the first project on Instagram last week, you can find that below. View this post on Instagram A post shared by candice ayala […]

PDF PATTERN REVIEW: The Brooklyn Knit Dress

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Happy Hump Day Lovelies! I was planning to share this super cute pattern early next week, but then I realized ModKid is having an Black Friday sale and thought you might want to take advantage of the 40% off if you like this pattern as much as I do! [Coupon code BLACKFRIDAY2018. Expires on Cyber Monday […]

The SLPCO Holiday Blog Tour

The Pearl Dress PDF Pattern by Simple Life Pattern Company sewn by Candice Ayala of CandiceAyala.com

TGIF Guys! Today is my stop on The Simple Life Pattern Company Blog Tour. I’m one of the last stops, so if you haven’t been following from the start of the tour, be sure to check out the bloggers and their amazing makes, I can guarantee you’ll get some inspiration for your holiday sews. Also […]

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 […]

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