Whitney Deal
Mother + wife + dress designer living in NC



CFW - Bridal 2014

It was such a treat to be asked to be a part of Charleston Fashion Week! It was my first fully-produced runway show and I had the best time. My only regret is that it went by too quickly. Here are a few photos from the show of my 2014 collection..


Glitter & Grit Trunk Show: March 28-30

The new collection will make it's first stop in Pittsburgh this weekend! Make an appointment at Glitter & Grit to check out the new styles. 


Katie in Lucille!

I was so delighted when Katie sent over photos from her wedding this summer. She wore the Lucille dress in a lovely outdoor wedding. These images make me long for warmer days..

Photos by Collin Hughes


January Funk, Anyone?

I've been in a bit of a January funk. One of those unexplained times where you just feel a bit blah. I chalk it up to the universe forcing me to breathe and slow down. I did however, just begin an adult ballet class which apparently could not have come at a better time. I grew up dancing and it's something that has always been special to me, so I can't tell you how nice it is to be in the studio again just simply moving. My muscles are not necessarily enjoying this new class though :) 


Experimenting with the monogram!

I found this monogram a few months ago and really liked the feel of it -- so why not try it out with my new embroidery machine?! I put it on a simple a-line dress and matched the thread color of the monogram with the peter-pan collar. 


Playing with Embroidery

Over the holiday break, I purchased an embroidery machine! I've just started to get the hang of it and have been having files that I've designed digitized so the machine can read them. There is a learning curve but it's so nice to have the creative freedom. Here is the very first custom piece I made for my girl..

I'm loving the fabric..a neon popcorn print on off white cotton ribbed knit (that was a mouth full). I just made a simple tunic/tee that's cozy and a good play shirt.

More embroidery goodness to come..


A Very Merry Christmas!

I'm signing off until the new year! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

This is not what it looks like outside my house in North Carolina -- I had to pull this snow photo from many years ago. Fingers crossed we get some kind of snowflake over the next few weeks!

Oh! And for a good chuckle, please take a look at a recent package I received in the mail.


Charleston Fashion Week Announcement!

I'm so excited to share that I will be participating in Charleston Fashion Week this spring! Hoooray! I've been asked to show a collection during the bridal portion as their up-and-coming bridal designer. This will be my first runway show and I am already a bit antsy -- but I've been hard at work on new dresses for weeks now. New silhouettes, new fabrics, new styles! I'm also in the process of lining up several trunkshows after the fashion show so if you'd like to see the dresses in person, keep checking my event page for dates!