Whitney Deal
Mother + wife + designer living in North Carolina

 

 

 

Wednesday
Aug062014

Mercer Tunic Sale!

This lovely tunic is on sale, friends...snatch it up! Sizes XS-L available.

Monday
Aug042014

Botanical Button-Up Tank

One of my pet peeves with children's shirts is when they creep up -- so when I make anything for my daugther I tend to add length to avoid constant belly exposure! I stumbled across this pattern in my stash and made this simple button-up tank with ruffle hem using Bonnie Christine's Sprouts of Joy fabric. I ended up adding about 2.5" to the length on this tank. Pattern is Butterick 3825.

Friday
Aug012014

Liberty Flying Geese

When I still had a line of bridesmaid and garden party dresses, Liberty of London was my favorite fabric to use. There is nothing like it! I was often sent swatches of the latest fabrics and held on to them because they were just too pretty to part with. I recently made the decision to do something with all those swatches and just started making flying geese..with no plan! But I'm loving what's happening...

I'm leaning towards a queen size quilt at the moment but we'll see how it evolves. It's nice to have a project on the back-burner that develops as you sew!

Thursday
Jul312014

New Items!

My love for baby bibs continues with a few new additions in the shop! As well as an all white clay necklace with hemp cording. I'm working my fingers away trying to get a new PDF pattern released before I have a baby...fingers crossed!

 

Monday
Jul282014

Tulip Pinafore Top

I purchased this pattern from Too Sweets etsy shop well before my daugther was born and only recently whipped up something out of it! That's very much not like me, but I'm glad I finally made something just in time for this summer heat. I made it out of Gentle Vines by Elizabeth Olwen. Here's a photo of the back..

I'm already scheming of ways I'd like to personalize the pattern a bit -- thinking of a making the back sweep with a scallop? Hmm..

Friday
Jul252014

Smitten Magazine

So excited to see the Lucille dress on the cover of Smitten Magazine! A great team of wedding creatives put together this boho shoot that featured two of my dresses. It's so fun as a designer to send off your things and see what photo magic comes back! Be sure to check it out and all of the other pretty things happening in this issue!

Styled by Stockroom Vintage
Photos by Alissa Saylor 

Wednesday
Jun252014

Bibs!

I have a small addiction to making bibs...

Tuesday
Jun242014

Current Obsession: Drawstring Pants

I should probably have a disclaimer with this "current obessesion" blog post because I'm typing it at seven months pregnant when barely nothing in my wardrobe fits -- but for some reason, I'm pretty sure I'd be crushing over this type of pant if I was my normal size. I say this because I hate buying maternity clothes and desparately seek out wardrobe staples that will cross over post-patrum. So ta-da!  I gave this pair of Jcrew linen drawstring pants a go and have been so glad I did. Now I'm scouring the internet for more chic drawstring options..

This pair I found during the Steven Alan online sale by Sessun...

Ohhh and this chambray pair, also from Jcrew..