Hi Readers! I don't know about you, but I've been on the hunt for the Holy Grail of shirtdresses for a long time! I've been searching for something classic, comfortable, well fitting with a myriad of options to customize and I think I've found it with the Cashmerette Lenox. This pattern certainly went together easily … Continue reading The Lenox Shirtdress in Ranchero Rayon Chambray
Hi, readers! I've been a fan of 1920's fashion nearly my entire life, but it's only been the last five or six years that I have really gotten into actually sewing and wearing styles from that era. All of my 20's garments thus far have been essentially costumes for themed events, but this time, I've … Continue reading A Casual 1920’s Dress in Chambray
Hello, readers! I've been steadily working on filling out holes in my wardrobe and a denim jacket was at the top of my list. It's such a steady workhorse for casual looks and gives you that needed warmth for crisp spring days. This was a fun project that looks much more difficult than it is. … Continue reading A Denim Jacket with a Western Twist (Butterick 6390)
Hi, Readers! I don't know about you, but I'm ready for spring! As it's right around the corner, I figured it was time to start sewing some new dresses for warmer weather. For me, that means cotton dresses that I can throw a cardi or a light jacket over and head out looking polished. I … Continue reading A Vintage Plaid Shirtdress (Vogue 9000)
Hello readers! I'm so excited to share this project with you! I've been dreaming of a green wool coat for some time now and last winter I decided that I wanted a 1940's coat after watching the British show Home Fires. I knew exactly what pattern I wanted to use (the Decades of Style 1940's Claremont … Continue reading A 1940’s Wool Melton Coat
Hello there, readers! I'm super excited to share this dress with you. It's one that I've dreamed about for a while and I'm so happy to see it come to fruition. It's even more delightful than I expected with little vintage details that turn what could have been a plain dress into an interesting frock. … Continue reading A 1950’s Yellow Shirtwaist Dress (Simplicity 1459)
Hello, readers! I'm happy to share this 1950 Vintage Vogue pleated dress with you! I chose this gorgeous red dotted lightweight chambray for this project, which worked well with the numerous tucks and pleats that make up this dress. I love this style, which is a little bit late 1940's and a little bit New … Continue reading A 1950’s Red Chambray Pleated Dress (Vogue 8973)
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 … Continue reading Hi! I’m Tanya!