Whitney Deal
Mother + wife + designer living in North Carolina

 

Sunday
May252014

Summer Knickers

I recently drafted this pattern for a pair of knickers for my daugther and I'm in love with them! So cute. I wish I could pull off this look. But I'll leave that to her :)

Above in peach linen.

Above in Liberty of London floral print with a rolled hem at the leg openings.

Above in a navy cotton.

Thursday
May222014

Wear It

The temps may be inching up to summer heat, but I'm always on the hunt for a light-weight cardigan. Is it just me, or do restaraunts and stores abuse the air conditioner during summer months? I usually keep something for my arms stored away in my purse at all times..

Love this from Muji...and paired with a simple sandal...perfection.

 

Tuesday
May202014

Baby Quilts

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw this photo of my tiny blocks. I'm finishing up a seris of baby quilts and could not be more excited to share. My workspace is in the back of my mom's quilting/sewing store and I often get the itch to piece fabrics together when I'm not busy sewing silk dresses. Before this new baby debuts in late August, I can already feel its going to be a summer of sewing...

Wednesday
May142014

Sailboat Button-Up Dress

Pattern testing means lots of new dress for my daugther! Still perfecting this button-up dress and I'm loving it in this sailboat print (Hearty Good Wishes by Janet Clare for Moda Fabrics). Can you sense a possible children's etsy shop in the works? Hmm...

Tuesday
May132014

Sample Sale Goodness!

Several wedding dress samples from previous collections have been added to online sample sale! Head on over and if you have any questions -- be sure to be in touch! :)

Friday
May092014

Summer Dress

I'm in love with this darling little dress. The fabric is Nani Iro Joy Flower and it is just so lovely -- I knew it needed to be made into something as equally sweet. So, I drafted this button-up tank dress that has a lined bodice and gathered skirt. 

Friday
Apr182014

On the Farm

A few editorial images from my lookbook shoot that took place at Gambill Farm..enjoy..

Thursday
Apr172014

Embroidered Peplum Top

I finally returned to my embroidery machine this week and whipped up this cat shirt for my daughter. We have entered into short-sleeve weather in North Carolina so I drafted her this knit peplum top with a personalized cat monogram. Fabric is from Girl Charlee and the monogram is a custom design.