Whitney Deal
Mother + wife + maker living in North Carolina






Entries in etsy (79)


Glory Tee

I'm excited to share my latest sewing pattern, the Glory Tee! I drafted a peplum tee for my daughter last summer and finally got around this summer to making it into a pattern. I wanted it to be something that was quick to sew up, comfortable to wear and, of course, cute. It's available in sizes 0-3 months through 5 years-old and can be sewn with light or medium weight knit fabrics. 

See the full pattern description and purchase here.

Here it is in action. My oldest daughter is wearing a size 3. She turns 3 years-old in September so it will last her through the fall and then pair nicely with a cardigan.

And my youngest daugther is sporting size 6-12 months and she turns one in late August. 


Baby Bloomers PDF Sewing Pattern

The Baby Bloomers sewing pattern is now available in my etsy shop. This is a fun, quick, and simple project available in sizes 0-3T. I've been making bloomers like crazy! It's freezing in North Carolina right now and it's putting me in a warmer state of mind to make baby bloomers :) 

Below is a pair I made for my youngest daugther -- I used double gauze and they are just the softest!

I decided to piece together three shades of solid fabric to make this "ice cream" inspired pair for my oldest daugther. She is officially potty-trained so I've been making her a stash of bloomers to wear under her dresses this summer.


Ohhh summer...swing-dress + saltwaters

I hope you enjoy this darling pattern! I'm putting together an additional tutorial to easily lengthen the bloomers to transform them into knickers. So stay tuned!


This Little Light of Mine

As you may remember when my daugther Mercer was born, she came with an undiagonsed heart defect that sent our heads whirling. It was a terrifying time in our lives and we were extremely fortuante to have caught her defect in enough time. Her medical condition (coartcation of the aorta) opened up my eyes to the world of congential heart defects. It was something I had vaguely heard of but lumped it into the category of things that I didn't worry too much about because so much emphasis is placed on other (less common) defects and because I had a seemingly healthy 20 week anatomy ultrasound. But oh what I've learned since...

A few things about congentinal heart defects:
- CHD's are the most common birth defect 
- 1 in 110 babies are born with one
- About 40,000 babies are born each year with a CHD
- 25% of babies born with a CHD will have to have a life-saving surgery
(my Mercer was one of those!)
- There is no known prevention or cure 
- There are over 40 types of CHD
- Twice as many chidlren die from CHD than from all forms of childhood cancers combined 

So! With all that being said, February 7-14 is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness week and in honor of that, I'm selling a children's t-shirt in my etsy shop -- the proceeds of which will go to the Mended Little Hearts organization. Mended Little Hearts reached out to us while we were in the hospital with Mercer and we deeply appreciated their support.

Big sisters have to get in on all the fun... T-Shirt sizes available: 2 through 5/6

And a little update on Miss Mercer: She is now 5 months old and doing well :) We still have routine cardiologist appointments every couple of months to see how her repair is doing. So far, so good. It's something we will have to keep a close eye on since she has so much growing to do. But if you didn't know any better...she is a happy, sweet, and silly baby! ..With a special little heart <3


Flying Geese Baby Quilt - Now in the shop!

I listed a new baby quilt in my etsy shop -- this modern flying geese goodness found below! Four colors: Mint, navy, coral/orange, and white. I strayed from the traditional straight line quilting and went with a loop design, I think it really helps beak up the negative space.

Also, there is a second one listed that I accidentally touched with my iron (blah!). The burn mark is hardly noticeable but I did try to get it out by washing it...so it's already nice and crinkled :)


Baby Chicken Hats (Beanie or Toboggan)

Where I am from, we call it a toboggan -- but no matter how you say it, this is probably the cutest baby hat ever. Covered in my signature chicken print, this knit hat is perfect for keeping tiny heads warm! Just listed in my etsy shop for babies 0-6 months. 


Herringbone Quilt Kit

My mom's fabric store carries fabric from the Cotton + Steel line and I love working with a mix of patterns from their collections. I recently put together this herringbone quilt top featuring three prints and a solid. It's a simple and fun quilt to make so I decided to package the appropriate yardage and directions together in a kit, which can be purchased here. I prefer to make the half square triangles (HST) using the "magic 8" method -- meaning you can get 8 HST from just two pieces of fabric. Now on to figuring out how I'd like to quilt and bind it...

Oh, and can you believe how golden this photograph is? It's just screaming fall in the background with the leaves and wind!

And here's a close-up -- I love how the white just brings it all together!


Etsy Shop Sale!

I'm cleaning out my etsy shop in time for the holidays so many of the ready made items are on sale! Head on over to see the steals!


Maeve Jumper - PDF Sewing Pattern

I'm excited to share my latest PDF sewing pattern, the Maeve Jumper! I created this jumper for my daugther this past summer and here are a few examples of what I've made using this pattern..

Sailboat Jumper
Nani Iro Jumper
Liberty of London Jumper

And of course, the one pictured below is with this fabric by Cotton and Steel. This super sweet jumper is perfect for your little lady. Bodice is lined and adorned with three buttons. Can be worn as a summer dress or layered in the cooler months with a tee and leggings. Available in sizes 18-24, 2T, 3T, 4T, and 5T.

Happy sewing! and as always, I'd love to see your creations!