Whitney Deal
Mother + wife + designer living in North Carolina


Entries in whitneydeal (71)


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!



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...


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.


More items added!

A few more things added to my etsy shop...quilts, and bibs, and necklaces, oh my!


Coming Soon to Etsy Shop: Button Up Girl Dress

Another sneak peek before your weekend! This little button-up dress for littel girls. Darling, right? I'm in the process of getting everything prepped and uploaded and should have the etsy shop stocked over the next few days!


Coming Soon to Etsy Shop: Women's Silk Tunic

I made a batch of my favorite summer tunic in this lovely (limited edition) grey silk fabric -- available next week in my etsy shop. Simply put, it's buttery. I'm typically a big fan of a tunic but it's also working really well right now for my growing baby bump. It's light-weight, comfy, and chic.

I've had interest in the pattern that I used for this tunic. It's actually my pattern and hope to have it available to purchase as a PDF download in the coming weeks.


Etsy Shop Opening Soon!

After the crazy spring I had with the new bridal collection and fashion show, I've been enjoying a small break from sewing white dresses. There are several things I've made for myself and my daugther that I thought I'd like to share with the rest of the world and so I have decided to launch an etsy shop geared toward "Mama" and "Mini." Everything will be limited edition and limited stock. Short runs, ready to ship, and (of course) all made by hand.

I'll be sharing a few sneak peeks the rest of this week but below is one of the baby quilts I'll be listing. Although most of the items will be apparel, I have been experiementing will small-scale quilting and jewelry making. More coming soon! I plan to have the shop stocked by Monday.