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Summer Essentials 2011!

 I am really digging in there this year! Wow, I would have never thought I would be committing myself to various challenges and so forth.. I mean just this time last year, I was living vicariously through all my lovely Divas who's blogs and garments I admire most... And this year I am taking the plunge feet first and finding myself immersed in this community of sewing Divas....

  I already had planned a little "Summer Essentials" wardrobe plan of my own and now that I have stumbled across Ali's lovely blog from The wardrobe reimagined. This is the second annual "Summer Essential" sew along..  I plan to totally commit myself..  Did I say how excited I am? I am super excited for this...  And I am also signed up, as you know for the " Stitch up a dress" (2011 Summer dress challenge)  hosted by the lovely and talented Faye over at Faye's Sewing Adventures....

 *As far as my summer essentials in what I think I can accomplish:
      3 knit tops
      2 skirts
      1 pair of shorts/1 jumpsuit
      DRESSES the skies the limit right!(Everyone loves dresses right)
Love, Love this pattern!
Just about done with this skirt had to wait
for my invisible zip!

Such a summer dress!

Looks easy and breezy!
Would love to try my hand at a pair of shorts!
Kid friendly I could wear to the park and lunch with my
Summer is just not complete without a great
maxi dress!

 These are a few patterns that I think are great "Summer Essentials" I need to get a concrete plan in the next week or so, but for the most part I believe I am ready.... I also have a dress in mind for Faye's Summer dress challenge..I  just have to narrow down the fabric choice...Hopefully, I will finish up my skirt S2451 and my maxi dressS3503(pictured up top), which I was working on before I signed up for these awesome challenges. I hope next post  to have something to show you ladies...As always Divas be blessed and nothin' less!


  1. Great pattern picks for your summer essentials wardrobe. I have also got that Simplicity skirt pattern in my pile for summer sewing. I'm looking forward to seeing your version.

  2. Eugenia, thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to see your skirt! You really are a sewing genius :)

  3. Nice pattern picks! I hope you get the time to sew lots of them up and share with all of us.

  4. Karin, thanks I sure do hope I will too :)

  5. I think you have some great choices! And at the end of these challenges, you will have a great summer wardrobe!

  6. I'm digging those patterns! Very cool. I like your blog :)

  7. You've got some great projects lined up. I can't wait to see your Summer looks! I know they will be fabulous!!!

  8. I hoping for the best Vanessa :) @ Amber hey Diva thanks for stopping by! Victoria, hey lady I am just trying to get on your level :)

  9. I love your choices. The McCalls shorts worked well for me...I just made them too small and haven't gotten around to making them properly so they are def on my list too.


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