Whitney Deal
Mother + wife + designer living in North Carolina





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!


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!



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..


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 



I have a small addiction to making bibs...


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..


Mercer Tunic - PDF Pattern

Okay friends! I've made the leap and I'm excited to share with you my first downloadable PDF pattern! It's available in sizes XS-L and has a loose fit allowing some flexibility in the sizing department. There are step-by-step directions in the PDF with photos to follow along with.

This whole process was a labor of love! Going from initial design to patternmaking/testing, then to actually writing out the directions -- whoa. But definitely enjoyable!

Description: A lovely loose-fitting tunic that is comfortable and chic.  It features a gathered front and back yoke, simple button-up front placket, and hits slightly off the shoulder. Can be dressed up or down depending on fabric selection and accented with a tie or belt.


Triangle + Mint Voile Sundress

I picked up a yard of voile in Triangle Tokens by April Rhodes and could not wait to whip something up. I love the mint color with small touches of metallic and you just can't go wrong with the softeness of voile fabric. I decided to adjust the geranium dress pattern so the bodice slopes downward from front to back. It's the perfect little sundress for my little one.