Hello there! I’m Tanya, otherwise known as Mrs. Hughes. I’m a Northern California ranch gal in love with retro styles, kitschy prints and bright colors. I’ve been sewing most of my life and started documenting my sewing adventures on my blog in 2012 and it’s been a wonderful experience being a part of the online sewing community. I’m always inspired by what other sewists are making and I love sharing what I’m sewing as well.
In a past life I was an anthro-archaeologist, but I now spend my days on my family’s cattle ranch caring for animals, being a steward of the land and studying fashion history. I’m a vintage pattern collector and have a fondness for fabrics adorned with dogs — especially Boston Terriers. Sewing has provided me with the opportunity of sewing my dream wardrobe full of unique vintage inspired dresses. I’m often imagining dresses I want to create and searching for the perfect fabrics to pair with my patterns to bring those to fruition.
I’m happy to be a part of the Cali Fabrics team and I can’t wait to show you what I’ll be making from their wonderful fabrics!