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 […]

Candice Ayala’s Worldwide Upcycling Challenge PRIZE PACKAGES


Hi guys! Below you’ll find the Candice Ayala’s Upcycling Challenge prize packages break down for each winner! I tried to send this information in a newsletter to all subscribers, but the image was much too big. lol [Note: Exact model and details of the grand prize Baby Lock serger will be revealed in a newsletter […]

As Featured in One Thimble Issue 19

The Playtime Dress PDF Pattern by Sew by Pattern Pieces sewn by Candice Ayala of CandiceAyala.com

Hi guys! It’s that One Thimble time of year again! Even though I was very aware of how packed my schedule was going to be, especially with my worldwide Upcycling Challenge still in progress, I couldn’t help myself! lol Issue 19 is about all things “playtime” and I wanted to be sure to in on some […]

Upcycling Challenge 2018 – KICK OFF!!


EEEKKKK!!! Hello Hello!! I can’t tell you just how excited I am to have you join us here for the KICK OFF of my first annual Upcycling Challenge WORLDWIDE! If you’ve been following this blog, or me on social media this challenge was no surprise right? lol It was bound to happen at some point! For Kick Off […]


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 […]

3 Tips for Sewing for a Fashion Forward Child


This post was originally created for Cali Fabrics. See HERE. Full Disclosure: I still feel some type of way writing this post, or even admitting such a thing happened, and even though I have MAJOR FEELS about it, I can’t deny that is has indeed happened …my daughter turned SIX!  And with 6 came a […]


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 […]

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