Updated: Nov 4, 2022
I have finally created my Summer Collection. It's bright and fun and hopefully not like anything you might find in K Mart, Target, Myer or David Jones. Everything comes from the endless inspiration in my head and is designed, pattern made, cut and sewn by me.
The SuzziMaggs Summer 2023 Collection is inspired by the beach, with "'beachy' names and with my thoughts being around both what I like to wear at the seaside and what I see and experience when I am there.
The beach is the place where I feel the most freedom! The wide expanse of space out over the ocean brings me a sense of peace and a place to breath slow and deep. The waves crashing against rocks brings a sense of excitement (the bigger the better) and the feeling of diving under the saltwater gives me a cleansing like nothing else. Walking on sand, exploring rockpools, the smell of the sea, sighting a whale or a pod of dolphins are my best place to get lost in thoughts, prayers, meditation and ideas. I wish to live seaside, but for now I visit as often as I can.
All that said, here below is a viewing of all the pieces from the SuzziMaggs Summer Collection 2023
The Pipi Dress
A simiple A- Line dress hemmed at the knee, this dress features a cut out at the neckline in the shape of a pipi shell.
The Lily Skirt with pockets
Elastic and self fabric drawstring waist with side seam pockets. wear with the shimmer Joy Top and heels for some glamour, the Saltwater Top and sandals for cool, fun look or simply a basic T shirt and thongs to the beach.
The Poppy Pants with pockets
These pants have featured in previous collections, but I have given them a higher waistline and side seam pockets for this collection. The Summer Floral pair also feature a drawstring at the hemline which can be pulled in to give a harem pant styling or tied up at the knee for 3/4 pants which is handy when you find the need to paddle bare foot at the seaside.
Seashore Ripple Blouse
This blouse is sleeve and bodice in one. It has an optional circular neck ruffle and comes in orange or Jade Blue.
The Shimmer Joy Top
A simple T-shirt styling made in this beautiful glittery fabric, which is gold but also hot pink as it moves with your body. I wanted very much to add a sparkly element to this collection inspired by the sparkle and shimmer across the ocean at both sunrise and sunset and this fabric is perfect!
The coolest top for the hottest days, this strappy singlet top is fully lined and has coconut buttons down the front. It comes in the fun Whale and Sea Creature cotton fabric prints. Looks great teamed with pieces from the SuzziMaggs Summer 2023 Collection but would also team beautifully with jeans and denim shorts.
This Blazer has two patch pockets on the front and three coconut buttons. It is a loose fit and is not lined to keep it as cool as possible. It comes in royal blue and hot pink, and I am also considering making it in my summer floral.
So there you have the bones of my SuzziMaggs Summer 2023 Collection. I am in love with my Summer Floral print in hot pink, bright orange and blue tones and I am so pleased with how the pieces work together. I'm heading off to tropical places in a few weeks' time and I am looking forward to test driving all of the pieces as my holiday wardrobe.
I also want to thank my lovely middle daughter Monique for being my model this time around. what you can't see behind these photos are the three girls swinging from my clothesline and running in and out of the background. The showers of rain that we had to avoid, the work trucks coming in and out of the driveway. All in a days work for a micro business owner I guess!
All the pieces in the SuzziMaggs Summer 2023 Collection are on my website and can be ordered here.
Thank you for stopping in to read this, I appreciate you and I am offering a free gift of a bucket hat to the first 10 people who order something from this collection online.