PDF PATTERN REVIEW: The Newport Pocket Top & Dress

The Newport Pocket Dress PDF Pattern by The Simple Life Pattern Company Sewn by Candice Ayala

Happy Friday Lovelies! Today I get to share with you the newest release of The Simple Life Pattern Company. Pattern Description:  –  The Newport Pocket Top and Dress The Newport pattern features a fun and unique back that buttons or snaps. You can choose between top and dress lengths along with a simple skirt or a […]

PDF PATTERN REVIEW: The Berlin Tee

The Berlin Tee PDF Pattern by TobyKPatterns sewn by Candice Ayala

Happy Tuesday Lovelies! Today is my Boy Cub’s 14th birthday! As a gift, he asked for more soft t-shirts (he’s my low maintenance child! lol) He’s been wearing this same T-shirt I made him 3 years ago as a sleep shirt and refuses to get rid of it because it’s so comfortable and soft, so […]

PDF PATTERN REVIEW: The Ollie Bomber Jacket

The Ollie Bomber Jacket PDF Pattern by Sew A Little Seam sewn by Candice Ayala.

TGIF Lovelies! This week’s project had many firsts, so I thought it would be a good idea to blog it! Made my first Bomber Jacket, made welt pockets for the first time, installed a separating zipper for the first time, and added an iron on patch to a garment for the first time! So let’s […]

PDF PATTERN REVIEW: The Tilly Dress

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

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*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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

PDF PATTERN REVIEW: The Anneliese Dress

The Annaliese Dress PDF Pattern by MCM Studios sewn by Candice Ayala

Happy Friday Lovelies! Today I get to share with you a pattern test I recently did, but in the form of a pattern review. I feel like my reviews tend to get straight to the points that brought you here in the first place right? RIGHT! So let’s get to it! I had the pleasure […]

PDF PATTERN REVIEW: The Boho Tunic Top and Dress

The Boho Tunic and Dress PDF Pattern by Peach Patterns sewn by Candice Ayala

Happy Friday Lovelies! I know its been a while since I did a Pattern Review, so I thought let’s do one!  We are now in cooler temperatures here in SoCal and so that means cozy tunic and boots weather! It’s actually my most favorite time of the year. Peach Patterns launched their newest pattern the […]

PDF Pattern Test/Review Log Sheet

PDF Pattern Test/Review Log Sheet

Hi Lovelies! So all of a sudden I find myself committed to multiple pattern tests and pattern reviews all due around the same time. What can I say? I couldn’t help myself! They are all so adorable! You know I’m OCD, so it helps me greatly to keep a PDF Pattern Test/Review Log sheet for my projects […]

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