Whitney Deal
Mother + wife + maker living in North Carolina

 

 

 

 

Tuesday
Oct142014

Sweet Sunday Dress

I refer to this most recent dress that I made my daugther as a "Sunday" dress because I took the time to line it and give it a deep hem. Making it it just a little bit more special and full in the skirt. It's a simple tank dress with a zipper back closure and square neckline. I'm planning on pairing it with a white tee as the weather cools off a bit to get more wear out of it.

Friday
Oct102014

Kat's Custom Dress

I've had the opportunity to work one-on-one with a few brides this year. The experience reminds me so much of making my own wedding dress with my mom and it feels refreshing to be a part of that process with other people. 

Kat came to me with a vision of pink for her wedding day and a touch of sparkle! We went with a very subtle silk pink fabric for her strapless "Belle" dress and paired it with a netted, sparkly, off the shoulder-type cardigan. The combo was gorgeous. She also asked me to make a sweet flower dress for her daughter -- which we did from a peach cotton fabric that featured a peter pan collar. Perfection!

Wednesday
Oct082014

Handmade Teepee

I had the grand idea of building a teepee for Glory Maeve a few months back -- I figured it couldn't be too hard. Ha. I quickly learned that this would probably be the last teepee I tried to DIY. However, I'm not necessarily disappointed with how it turned out. It ended up being a lot smaller than I thought and has turned into a resting place for her stuffed animal collection. 

When building it, I used several pieces of wood that I bundled together at the top and began weaving fabric strips through. To secure the fabric, I used a hot glue gun and covered a piece of foam for the base of the teepee. I alternated different types of fabric strips to give it more texture, bound the top with twine, and stuck a paper fan in the top -- ta-da!

Monday
Oct062014

Shop Update :: New Bibs

I add new bib styles to my etsy shop (almost) weekly in limited quantities so be sure to check them out! Here are few new ones..

Thursday
Oct022014

Color Story #1

This is a photograph I took at a wedding in Maine of a bridal bouquet assembled by some talented friends of mine. The color palette is simply perfect and I couldn't help but bottle it up and store it away for a future project -- you just never know!

And just like that, a new series is born. I'll be sharing more color stories from my photographs soon... Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday
Sep302014

Fall Wardrobe Inspiration

Anyone else out there ready to begin layering?! I love a change in season and anticipate it way earlier than I should but it's fun to daydream about adding new pieces to your wardrobe to compliment existing staples. With this outfit I'm layering a checkered button-up with vibrant, slouchy red sweater. I've got a few pairs of these toothpick style pants and I just can't say goodbye to my pons sandals yet! Top it all off with a patterned infinity scarf and these super fun hexy earring studs.


Friday
Sep262014

Mickey Mouse Button-Up Tunic

Remember this botanical button-up? My daughter, Glory Maeve, is in the middle of a Mickey Mouse obsession and I whipped up a similar top in a tunic length featuring vintage-inspired Mickey fabric. My daugther was thrilled... :)

Wednesday
Sep242014

Now Available: Pink + Sunny Baby Quilt

I recently added this sweet new baby quilt to my etsy shop -- it's a pink/peach/white/cream/gold pinwheel-inspired square baby quilt with overlapping wavey line quilting, hand-sewn binding, and white backing (that was a mouth full!). It's super cheery and sunny! Enjoy..