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, […]

PATTERN REVIEW: Simplicity 8764

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 When I got this fabric, […]


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 on a really windy and […]