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PATTERN REVIEW: Simplicity 8764

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Happy Saturday Guys! I’ve been saving this stellar print especially for today!  But before I get into why, let me share the back story! Two fun things happened with Abigail recently: She fell in love with science and all things astrology. She discovered the humor in puns; and much to our dismay, uses them often! lol […]

PDF PATTERN REVIEW: The Callie Tie Back Dress

The Callie Dress PDF Pattern Sewn by Candice Ayala

Happy Tuesday Lovelies! Made the cutest Easter Dress for Abigail this year, and I thought I’d share a small review with you. Remember the shirt I cut up to make this upcycled skirt tutorial back in January? [You can find the Step by Step Tutorial for that HERE] I used the bottom half of the shirt, and […]

PDF PATTERN REVIEW: The Opal Dress

Girls Vintage Dress PDF Pattern: The Opal Dress by Vintage Little Lady sewn by Candice Ayala

Happy Friday Readers! So, if you’ve been following me for a while, you know I adore and appreciate vintage style looks and patterns; so when I came across the Opal Dress, I just had to have it! It came together so beautifully, I thought I’d share a small review with you. We shot these photos […]

PDF PATTERN REVIEW: Pauline Dress & Tunic

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Happy Hump Day Lovelies! I made this dress a while ago back in 2018, and she only just wore it last weekend on our mini vaca! Had a few good pics so thought I’d do another small review! Pattern Description:  –  The Pauline Dress & Tunic by Elegance and Elephants The Pauline Dress & Tunic is a […]

PDF PATTERN REVIEW: Paper Bag Pants Pattern

Girls Paper Bag Pants PDF Sewing Pattern sewn by Candice Ayala

Happy Monday Lovelies! We’re in this weird transition between “little girl” and “big girl” clothes now that #thespiritedone has turned 7! So it’s been a little more of a challenge than it normally is find patterns that suit her fashion sense, but when she saw this Paper Bag Pants Pattern from Ellie and Mac she […]

PATTERN REVIEW: Butterick 5020

Girls Spring & Summer Dress: Butterick 5020

Hello Lovelies! So last week I tried two new things! I decided to make a dress with fabric I have never tried before (more of my thoughts and reviews on that in a later post) and with that decided to up the challenge by revisiting the idea of using enveloped patterns! We went through my […]

As featured in Sewn Magazine Vol 2 Issue 3

DIY Adult Clothing to Childs Top and Pants by Candice Ayala

Hi guys! I’m so excited to share with you my latest upcycled outfit featured in Sewn Magazine! In the magazine I share with you a quick an easy tutorial on how to add a cute button feature to the ankles of any pants pattern. (pictured below) But this blog post is not about that DIY tutorial, […]

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 […]

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