Whitney Deal
Mother + wife + maker living in North Carolina

 

 

 

 

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Thursday
Apr232015

Glea Dress in Floral Silk

I'm working away on the Glea Dress sewing pattern. It takes so much testing to get a pattern ready and I'm sewing and drafting in between naps ;) I just completed the dress in this silk fabric that I designed and just couldn't wait to share.

Remember my sketchbook doodles? I've taken a few of my watercolor paintings and had them printed on fabric from Spoonflower. This particular fabric is a silk faille, it's a little on the heavy side for my taste but very comfortable as well as machine washable (plus!). Since the Glea Dress isn't super fitted, I belted this version to make it more form fitting. 

Now on to more testing!

Monday
Feb232015

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!

Tuesday
Nov042014

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!

Monday
Nov032014

Dawn's Custom Dress

Let me just start by saying -- Dawn is the best, period. I've followed her work online for many years and was thrilled when she asked to collaborate on her wedding dress. She is my ideal bride! We pieced together two of my existing dress styles (Elsie & Lucille) then tweaked it to Dawn's preference. Doesn't it look just darling? Best wishes to this sweet couple!

You can see more of her wedding day here. Photos by Sayher Heffernan.

Thursday
Oct232014

Sample Sale!

Major sample sale happening now in my bridal store! I'm moving away from selling standard sizes and into custom measurements -- so everything in the online shop is 75-80% off! Includes all wedding and party dresses!

Thursday
Oct162014

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!

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!

Thursday
Aug142014

Hello Honey Trunk Show: Aug 15 - 22

My collection of wedding dresses will be making a stop in Cookeville, TN for a trunk at Hello Honey! If you are in the area be sure to make an appointment.

Photo below from the Smitten Magazine feature -- Image by Alissa Saylor Photography