The SLPCO Holiday Blog Tour 2019

Happy Hump Day Guys! I was thrilled to be invited back to participate in the The Simple Life Pattern Company Holiday Blog Tour. What’s fun about this holiday blog tour there’s a daily giveaway inside the  Simple Life Pattern Fan Group on Facebook for the duration of the tour, here’s what you could win: My post will also include some affiliate […]


Hey guys! I’ve been noticeably absent on social media recently because we’ve had a heck of a lot going on! We’re finally at that place in the road where we can share the BIG NEWS: *insert dramatic pause* . . . . WE ARE MOVING TO MINNESOTA! I know, I KNOW!! The only place more polar opposite to California would […]

15 Character Inspired Sews for Halloween

*Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links* Hey guys,Can you believe its already OCTOBER?!??! Seems like this year just flew by! I was going through my pinterest board and thought a round up of all the Character Inspired looks I’ve sewn could possibly be quite handy to anyone looking for some Halloween Inspiration. I’ll start off with some Disney character cosplay/inspired […]

As Featured in One Thimble Issue 21

*Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links*  Hey Guys, One Thimble Magazine is back! I can’t tell you how thrilled I am! If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that sewing for One Thimble has always been one of my favorite things to sew for. But, if you’re visiting my blog for the first time: One Thimble Magazine […]

DIY Upcycled Bed Sheet to Child’s Dress

Happy Monday Lovelies! I made this dress on a quick whim last week since I wanted to try and play along with at least one of the Sewcialists Mini Challenges this year. I spun the challenge wheel and got the color Coral, and I so happened to have a coral sheet sitting in my upcycled pile so it worked out perfectly! […]

DIY Upcycled Men’s Shirt to Child’s Top

Hey all! Have you ever had so many committed projects lined up that you try and figure out ways to “kill 2 birds with one stone?” This is what happened to me this past week! lol I’m knee deep in sews and prepping content for my second annual Upcycling Challenge but I had already committed to being a part of […]

Who is Candice Ayala

Hi Reader! Thank you so much for stopping by today! My name is Candice Ayala, I’m not a fan of labels but I like to consider myself as a person who sews, who enjoys all forms of DIY and who is utterly obsessed with upcycling and refashion! I am the Founder & CEO of SewingPortfolios, LLC. Sewing Portfolios works as […]

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We are excited that you’re interested in participating in the 2019 Upcycling Challenge! We’re especially pumped because this year we’re doing something completely different from what we did last year! It includes lots of fun goodies for our participants and an in-depth look into their journey as they start and finish their upcycles. Also have you seen the Sponsor page, […]