Whitney Deal
Mother + wife + designer living in North Carolina

 

 

 

Thursday
Jun052014

Coming Soon to Etsy Shop: Women's Silk Tunic

I made a batch of my favorite summer tunic in this lovely (limited edition) grey silk fabric -- available next week in my etsy shop. Simply put, it's buttery. I'm typically a big fan of a tunic but it's also working really well right now for my growing baby bump. It's light-weight, comfy, and chic.

I've had interest in the pattern that I used for this tunic. It's actually my pattern and hope to have it available to purchase as a PDF download in the coming weeks.

Tuesday
Jun032014

Etsy Shop Opening Soon!

After the crazy spring I had with the new bridal collection and fashion show, I've been enjoying a small break from sewing white dresses. There are several things I've made for myself and my daugther that I thought I'd like to share with the rest of the world and so I have decided to launch an etsy shop geared toward "Mama" and "Mini." Everything will be limited edition and limited stock. Short runs, ready to ship, and (of course) all made by hand.

I'll be sharing a few sneak peeks the rest of this week but below is one of the baby quilts I'll be listing. Although most of the items will be apparel, I have been experiementing will small-scale quilting and jewelry making. More coming soon! I plan to have the shop stocked by Monday.

Thursday
May292014

Mama Tops

Although I love to sew for my daughter, I enjoy making things for myself from time to time. As I'm gearing up for our second child and my belly continues to grow, I've making been myself tunic-like tops that will transition easily between maternity (right now) to my real-size wardrobe later on. 

Love, love, love this tunic pattern I've been testing out. I've made it in a cotton/linen navy herringbone as well as in a 100% silk green fabric. You just may see this piece again in (a possible) etsy shop I'm opening up in a few weeks! 

And this flowly bamboo knit stripey top that I find myself wearing nearly every other day! I used Vogue Pattern V8952 for this one.

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! :)