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 www.SewingPortfolios.com and building our user database.  *brace yourself for shameless plugin to follow*  

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NOW LET’S GET INTO THE REAL REASON YOU ARE HERE!! I upcycled another shirt!  I didn’t plan to sew this week, but I came across this shirt in the closet while putting away laundry and it matched #thespiritedone’s sandals so perfectly, I just had to snatch it! I won these gorgeous Madison Aviators from JoyFolie last year and now I want to sew all the things just to match them. It was one of those things that hit you with instant inspiration and I had to get it out of my head.

Father’s Day is coming up, and I wanted to experiment more options using my own DIY UPCYCLE TUTORIAL I created a couple years ago, and decided to put the buttons in the back for this one.  You can find my tutorial on how to create a LINED Child’s Dress from an Adult Shirt HERE. or by clicking the banner below.



What I like most about this sew, is that I can use the original button placket as my up cycled dress closure with a nice, clean lined bodice, while keeping original hem of the shirt. So no worries on closures or hemming! You can literally accomplish this sew in under and hour! I wanted to keep it simple, but you can totally add pockets, some fancy trim, sleeves etc. (The tutorial explains how you can do that, here I used the Tea Party Dress by Tadah Patterns for my bodice.)

How to Create a LINED toddler dress from an Adult Shirt


Now for some action shots!

How to Create a LINED toddler dress from an Adult Shirt How to Create a LINED toddler dress from an Adult Shirt How to Create a LINED toddler dress from an Adult Shirt

Super cute right? And perfect for an everyday upcycle! If you do use my tutorial please tag me on IG: @candiceayala or Facebook: Candice Ayala so I can see your finished dress!

Also, don’t forgot to tune in to our LIVE broadcast of #FABRICFRIYAAAY with Michael Miller Fabrics tomorrow at 8am PST / 11 am EST (on their Facebook page). I’ll be unboxing live, 52 lbs of fabric for new collections not yet released, so you get to see them first, and  you knows, you might even win some before anyone else gets their hands on it! *wink wink*

And that’s it for today guys! Thank you so much for stopping by! I’ll talk to you soon! xoxo


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