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 […]

Belle Inspired Easter Dress

Belle Inspired Tea Party Dress PDF Pattern by Tadah Patterns Sewn by Candice Ayala

Happy Monday Lovelies!! I didn’t plan on blogging about #TheSpiritedOne’s Easter dress because it was so last minute, but it came out so lovely, that I wanted to archive it somewhere! haha. My MIL hosted a princess themed egg hunt this year, and I didn’t have time to sew up a bonafide cosplay, but I […]

Quick and Easy Easter Sew

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Happy Saturday Lovelies!! I don’t know if you can tell, but I’m trying to sew up all the things I can JUST to match #TheSpiritedOne’s gorgeous gladiator sandals before she outgrows them! haha. When I made the modified maxi version of the Loli Dress by Bobkin Designs back in February for One Thimble’s Issue 14 Blog […]

DIY – Creating a LINED Child’s Dress from an Adult Shirt

How to Create a LINED toddler dress from an Adult Shirt

Happy Thursday guys! I know its been a minute since my last blog post but it’s been so incredibly busy! I’ve been focusing a lot of time on http://www.SewingPortfolios.com and building our user database.  *brace yourself for shameless plugin to follow*   SewingPortfolios.com is an online worldwide community where sewers of all different levels and […]

First Upcycle of 2017

Upcycled Dress sewn by Candice Ayala

Hi Lovelies!! It’s been an incredibly busy start to 2017, between building SewingPortofolios, our collaboration with Michael Miller Fabrics, and being one of the contributing editors for Sew Sew Def Magazine, I managed to find some time for a much needed relaxing sew. I’ve been itching for a good upcycling sew, and decided this time I’d […]

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