Whitney Deal
Mother + wife + maker living in North Carolina

 

 

 

 

Wednesday
Aug132014

Sailboat Top

This is the second nautical themed garment I've made for my daugther which is actually pretty out of character for me. We didn't have the opportunity to vacation near the water this summer so maybe it was a subconscious decision on my part. Anywho! I went with this Oliver + S pattern in the shirt version with Sarah Jane Sail Away fabric. After I finished sewing it, I immediately questioned my decision to go with an all white fabric (even though it's super adorable) -- we're just in the middle of toddlerhood where everything ends up on her clothing..oh well :)

Monday
Aug112014

Nursery #2

My second daugther is due in just a few short weeks so we've been in the process of converting our guest bedroom/office into a second nursery. Although I love daydreaming about a beautifully decorated room for the bundle, I've found myself repurposing so many things that I already owned to create a simple, sweet little space. There are still a few things that need to be finished but I thought I shared a few photos of the progress..

Friday
Aug082014

Now Available: Aqua Triangle Baby Quilt

I recently added this triangle baby quilt to my etsy shop and I just love the colors in this one! It's a random half-triangle pattern with horizontal quilting lines and hand sewn binding. (update: SOLD!)

Wednesday
Aug062014

Mercer Tunic Sale!

This lovely tunic is on sale, friends...snatch it up! Sizes XS-L available.

Monday
Aug042014

Botanical Button-Up Tank

One of my pet peeves with children's shirts is when they creep up -- so when I make anything for my daugther I tend to add length to avoid constant belly exposure! I stumbled across this pattern in my stash and made this simple button-up tank with ruffle hem using Bonnie Christine's Sprouts of Joy fabric. I ended up adding about 2.5" to the length on this tank. Pattern is Butterick 3825.

Friday
Aug012014

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!

Thursday
Jul312014

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!

 

Monday
Jul282014

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..