Whitney Deal
Mother + wife + dress designer living in NC


Entries in baby (48)


Exciting News!

We couldn't be more thrilled to be having another little girl in August!


An "Over" Dress

This is what I call an "over"dress. When you have the little one ready to go with long sleeves and pants, and you just need a little something extra. 

Once again made with Rae's lovely Geranium pattern!


Holiday Dress

Remember this botanical dress? I decided to make that dress again for my daughter but this time in a more festive fabric for the holidays. Many of you have asked about the pattern, and it's actually a vintage pattern from my stash...I've included a photo of it below. 

For children's dresses, there is usually a pretty deep hem (this one called for a 3" hem) so I like to do a couple of rows of parallel hem stitches to add stability -- and I just like the way it looks! 

Is it just me? But don't you just love that vintage patterns only come in one size? You don't have all those other sizes to cut away...keeps everything clean, tidy, and less bulky :)


Tiny Cottons

This whole set of cherry neon big dot children's pieces is perfection. Just look at that henley body suit! By Tiny Cottons, all 100% pima cotton.

Happy Monday!


Chicken Leggings + Lara Casey Shop

Good news! I've partnered with the Lara Casey Shop to bring you more chicken legging goodness! The leggings will be sold exclusivley through their shop and you can head on over right now to preorder. Just in time for the holidays!


Little Chef!

My girl likes to eat. She is the type of baby that you have to be very prepared to feed her at mealtimes or you're going to have a melt down. So I chose to channel her enthusiam for food into her Halloween costume this year. I used this pattern to create her tiny chef look!


Hers + Mine :: Handmade Dresses

I can only do this while she is tiny and doesn't care that we match :) But yes, I made us dresses from the same fabric, and hers is ridiculously cute. I made the Tova shirt when I took Jenny Gordy's sewing class in New York a few years ago and decided it was time to make another. I went with the dress version this time using this comfy rayon fabric. There was just enough fabric leftover to make a little something for Glory Maeve..

So for her, I chose the adorable Tinny pattern by Straight Grain with a few minor modifications. I opted for plain short sleeves and stitched down the peter pan collar. I'm so happy with how it turned out, I love the full circle skirt on her.


Tiny Knit Tees

I should warn you, I've been on a bit of a sewing binge lately. I've been making things for Glory Maeve, finishing holiday projects, shirts for my hub, and even a few things for myself. But the way I see it, when you get the itch to sew you have to just go for it -- so I'm going to have a quite a few things to share soon.

When I started making leggings for my daugther earlier this year, it was honestly my first real go with knit fabrics. But I sure have become addicted. Knit is so a part of our lives, and not just in t-shirt form. For good reason, it's super comfortable and makes fit more flexible.

Here are two tiny tees I made recently for my girl..

A mint chevron henley with snap closure. (Pattern - Hipster Henley by Blank Slate Patterns)

It is so hard to find simple clothing for children without anything on it! Which is why I made this simple white raglan tee. (Pattern - Recess Raglan Knit Tee by Sew Kate Sew)