Celebrating 4 Years, and a Giveaway!

May 30, 2019 211 Comments

Four years... Oh my, it really is hard for me to believe. I can remember my first sale like it was yesterday. It was back in 2015 before I even had a website and was just selling items through Facebook and Instagram. I remember posting a few items and hoping for customers. My friends and family were trying to help me spread the word, and my brother-in-law's aunt purchased a smocked caterpillar bubble for her granddaughter. I was thrilled! 

Want to know a little secret? Four years in and I still get excited with each and every sale. You know when Small Business Saturday rolls around and lots of little signs and sayings pop up promoting shopping small? They speak truth - they really do. 

When I sold that first smocked bubble, I remember inspecting it carefully and packaging it with such care. Do you want to know another secret? We still do just that. Every single item is hand-inspected prior to shipping. We take great care to make sure your items will meet or exceed your expectations. 

Since my one customer has grown into thousands of customers (so incredibly grateful), it takes a team to keep Dressie Jessie Smocking running smoothly. I am blessed by these wonderful people. Let me introduce you...

Starting at the top left and ending with the bottom right...

  • Meet Allyson! Mom of 3 and grandma to 3. (Yes, I know, she looks way too young to be a grandma!). Allyson helps with order fulfillment (inspecting, shipping, etc).
  • Meet Laura! Mom of 4 and our newest team member. She's jumped right in helping with order fulfillment and is doing great.
  • Meet Katie! Mom of 2. Katie also helps with fulfillment and is a valuable member of our team.
  • Meet Becky! Mom of 3 and grandma to 8. Becky is our bookkeeper, and I would be lost without her. (She also happens to be my mom. She attempted retirement, but I had other plans for her, and thankfully she was willing!).
  • Meet Lindsay! Mom of 2 and full-time fundraiser for a local nonprofit. Lindsay sends all of our emails and does a lot of our website work. (She's my sister....clearly I've roped my family into this business!)
  • Meet Brittany! Brittany has been with me since almost the very beginning. In the early days, she would sit at my dining room table and inspect clothes. Brittany knows every detail of how to run Dressie Jessie Smocking and sometimes I catch myself asking her how to do something! Brittany is now in nursing school and has so many amazing opportunities awaiting her. We are all going to miss you, Brittany, especially me!

Two more important people to show you...

  • On the left is Dawnee. She is the head of our monogramming. It's because of her that we have the fastest monogramming processing time of anywhere. We truly do, and Dawnee deserves every bit of the credit. 
  • On the right is Taylor, pictured with his wife, Mallory, and their adorable boys. Taylor is our photographer and is the most patient person I know. Photo shoots have a lot of moving parts (and by "parts," I mean children...haha!) He never frazzles and does an amazing job for us. 

I cannot close without stopping to thank you, my amazing customers, for your continued patronage and support. You are the heart of Dressie Jessie Smocking. We probably won't ever be the "biggest," but you inspire me to make this company the absolute best it can possibly be. And that is my commitment to you...to offer the best clothes at the best prices with the best customer service I possibly can. Thank you for being part of our Dressie Jessie Smocking family. I will forever be grateful.

As a token of my gratitude, I am giving away a $100 gift card. For a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment below. That's it! I will announce the winner on Monday, June 3rd. 

Thank you all for celebrating four years with me!

XO, Jessie

UPDATE! Congratulations, Amy Adams! You are the winner of the $100 gift card. I have emailed you. :)




100 Responses

Alexandra
Alexandra

June 05, 2019

Congratulations on 4 years! I’m so glad I found your shop for some of the more adorable and unique smocked clothes for my babies! My only regret is that I didn’t find it sooner! ❤️

Amy Brizendine
Amy Brizendine

June 03, 2019

Congratulations on 4 years!!! How exciting! Cheers to many more!

Kelsey Zeilinger
Kelsey Zeilinger

June 03, 2019

I love your humbleness and thankfulness for your customers as well as your staff. Everyone is always so kind and down to Earth. Best wishes on many more years! Henry has loved modeling for you!

Kelli smith
Kelli smith

June 03, 2019

Congrats on 4 years! So happy to have read this post and to support such an amazing small business. Keep up the good work!

Danielle
Danielle

June 03, 2019

Happy 4th birthday! You guys truly are the best! The quality of the clothes is amazing, but more importantly, you have the BEST customer service. And I’ve always been so impressed with the turnaround time! Thank you for all that you do!

Morgan
Morgan

June 03, 2019

Happy 4th Birthday! I love all of your clothing! It’s great quality with such a classic style!

Meredith
Meredith

June 03, 2019

Love this company and the clothes! Congrats!!

Ashley
Ashley

June 03, 2019

Congrats!!! What an amazing milestone for a small business! I have to say that I adore all of your clothes and have told many mommy friends about your great prices. Every time someone compliments my daughter and she’s wearing one of your items I rave about y’all! You make dressing my daughter so much fun! Keep up the amazing work! I love sharing on my Instagram too because people ALWAYS ask ❤️

Stephanie
Stephanie

June 03, 2019

Congratulations to four years of business! I love reading about how your business started so small and now has grown into something so successful. It’s neat to see how the people who keep it running are regular every Joe’s like myself. :) Y’all are doing an excellent job! One of your little boy models with the curls reminds me so much of my own child and it makes it so easy to see how adorable he will be in an outfit before I buy it! Thank you for stitching and packaging each little outfit with care!

Brittany Tant
Brittany Tant

June 02, 2019

Love love love!!! Mom of 3 and my only baby girl looks beautiful in all the clothes I’ve purchased, wonderful quality!! I’ve purchased for relatives and tell everyone who ask about y’all!! Happy Anniversary!!!

Rhonda Jenkins
Rhonda Jenkins

June 02, 2019

🎈Happy 4th Birthday Jessie Dressie !
We’ve been enjoying your adorable outfits all four of your years and hope to for many more to come !🎈

Kimberly McIntosh
Kimberly McIntosh

June 02, 2019

Congratulations on 4 years! I’m so glad I found this shop almost 2 years ago. It is definitely one of my favorite places to get dresses for my little girl! :)

Krissy Mitchell
Krissy Mitchell

June 02, 2019

Congratulations on 4 years!! I love dressing my 3 girls in your clothes! We always receive so many compliments in any Dressie Jessie outfit they’re wearing💕

Brittany
Brittany

June 02, 2019

Happy 4th Birthday Dressie Jessie! I’m so glad I found y’all! Beautiful clothes & what a beautiful team behind you! I get excited every time I put dj on my girls and they always feel like princesses! Thank you so much for all your hard work & for helping me keep my girls looking adorable!

Brittany
Brittany

June 02, 2019

Happy 4th Birthday Dressie Jessie! I’m so glad I found y’all! Beautiful clothes & what a beautiful team behind you! I get excited every time I put dj on my girls and they always feel like princesses! Thank you so much for all your hard work & for helping me keep my girls looking adorable!

Emily
Emily

June 02, 2019

Congratulations on 4 years!!

Kim Gray
Kim Gray

June 02, 2019

Congrats on four years! I’m a new customer, I’ll be a grandmother for the first time this August. I can’t wait to shop and buy smocked outfits for my new granddaughter!

RoseMarie Privott
RoseMarie Privott

June 02, 2019

Congratulations on four years!

Brittany
Brittany

June 01, 2019

Congratulations on 4 years! I have loved watching your business grow! We love all your cute clothes! Now that I have another baby girl to dress we will definitely have more orders in the future.

Danielle Waitman
Danielle Waitman

June 01, 2019

We love you guys! Congrats on 4 years!!

Charlotte Brantley
Charlotte Brantley

June 01, 2019

Congratulations on 4 years! Love everything about your business!

Lindsey Blount
Lindsey Blount

June 01, 2019

Congratulations on four years!

Stephanie Fomby
Stephanie Fomby

June 01, 2019

Congratulations on 4 years! What an accomplishment!!!

Lynlie
Lynlie

June 01, 2019

Congratulations on a successful business!!

Katherine Rogers
Katherine Rogers

June 01, 2019

Congratulations on four years! This is a wonderful accomplishment!! I enjoyed seeing the people who help you make this a great business. The quality of everything I’ve ordered is excellent, and your service is top notch!!

Lindsey Smith
Lindsey Smith

June 01, 2019

Congratulations! What a kind way celebrate your beautiful clothes!

Patricia Mills
Patricia Mills

June 01, 2019

Congratulations on 4 years!! My grandkids love your clothes and they receive so many compliments when they wear them!! We will definitely continue to purchase from you!!

Amy Marley
Amy Marley

June 01, 2019

Happy 4 years! Your precious clothes are always a go to for my little boy. Living in the northeast, it is difficult to find cute classic clothes at a great price for little boys. Your company does just this without compromising the quality. My little one will be wearing his American flag shortall throughout the next month with pride. Looking forward to many more special memories made with Dressie Jessie clothing. Thank you!

Kayla Paulk
Kayla Paulk

June 01, 2019

Congrats on 4 years! 🎉🎉

Abbey Neely
Abbey Neely

June 01, 2019

Congratulations on 4 years! When I found out I was having a girl I was so excited to be able to shop for all the cute girl clothing & her very first smocked outfit came from you!! She wore it on Easter 😍 I would love to win this & buy many more!! 😊

Jordan Barton
Jordan Barton

June 01, 2019

Congratulations! I’ve been in love with all of my purchases!

Andrea
Andrea

June 01, 2019

Congratulations ! What an achievement. You and your family must feel proud. It’s not easy for anyone to achieve this dream and I know it doesn’t stop here. I myself have thought about getting into this business for a while because I adore smocked and classic clothing. Second thoughts and the thought of failure is what stops me but I hope one day to get out of my comfort zone and achieve what you have accomplished ! My kids look so adorable in your clothing and I always get compliments . I will continue being a happy and satisfied customer. Looking forward to see what dressie Jessie has in store for 2019 and so on !

Sarah
Sarah

May 31, 2019

How in the world has it already been 4 years?! I remember dressing Caroline in smockings, and now she’s helping you fulfill your dream❤️ Happy 4 years to a truly amazing person and business! We LOVE Dressie Jessie!

Sara Salvato
Sara Salvato

May 31, 2019

Happy 4th birthday to our favorite smoking company! Here’s to many more years of adorable outfits 🎉

Ashton Riggs
Ashton Riggs

May 31, 2019

Thank you Dressie Jessie for making special moments even more special with your beautiful apparel! Several of our Dressie Jessie pieces will be going into our forever boxes. Thank you for the opportunity and congratulations!

Abbie Temple
Abbie Temple

May 31, 2019

Congrats! Happy 4 years :)

Amanda Tharp
Amanda Tharp

May 31, 2019

Happy Birthday, Dressie Jessie!! You’re always our first stop for adorable matching outfits. From Christmas smocks to summer outfits, you never disappoint!

Tiarra
Tiarra

May 31, 2019

Congrats on your Anniversary! I really like your clothes and hope to purchase an outfit for my daughter soon!

Tiarra
Tiarra

May 31, 2019

Congrats on your Anniversary! I really like your clothes and hope to purchase an outfit for my daughter soon!

Michele Henry
Michele Henry

May 31, 2019

Four years— so exciting! Congrats and thanks for keeping my littles in super cute clothing! We now have built of collection of quality smocked clothing to pass down to the next generation!

Annette Foster
Annette Foster

May 31, 2019

Congrats on 4 years! Love, love, love your clothes!

Kelsey Vinson
Kelsey Vinson

May 31, 2019

Congrats on 4 years, that’s so exciting! Wishing you continued success.

Audie English
Audie English

May 31, 2019

Happy 4 years!! Congrats!

Stephanie Anderson
Stephanie Anderson

May 31, 2019

Happy Anniversary! Cheers to many more years of continued success and well dressed kids!

Elizabeth Feldpausch
Elizabeth Feldpausch

May 31, 2019

Congratulations on 4 years!! I didn’t realize when I first found you when my daughter was born in early 2016 you were just starting out! :)

Dana Smith
Dana Smith

May 31, 2019

Big congrats on four years and best of luck for the future:)🥰

Rebecca patton
Rebecca patton

May 31, 2019

Happy birthday! Loved hearing more about the team.

Molly
Molly

May 31, 2019

Exceptional quality on EVERY item I’ve ever bought! I’ve been shopping since you were just selling on Instagram and Facebook and will continue until my girls outgrow the sizes. XOXO

Marilee Sheppard
Marilee Sheppard

May 31, 2019

Happy 4th Birthday!! I love dressing my little people in your precious clothes!!

Jennifer Mitchell
Jennifer Mitchell

May 31, 2019

Congratulations on four years!!! We love Dressie Jessie and have worn it for many special occasions! I have been to the warehouse sale the last two years and it’s my Black Friday!!!! I love being able to support this small business in my community! :)

Mary Kat
Mary Kat

May 31, 2019

Congratulations on 4 years!! I love dressing my baby girl in your clothes! We always receive so many compliments in any Dressie Jessie outfit she is in 💕

Zoe Stelly
Zoe Stelly

May 31, 2019

This post is so heartfelt and genuine. I love that you are completely transparent and humble about your success. It’s businesses like yours that I want to support and buy from. Thank you all for making our shopping experience so great!! Congratulations on 4 years!

Viviane Coffey
Viviane Coffey

May 31, 2019

Happy 4th anniversary, and congratulations on this beautiful business you’ve created! I’m very thankful for Dressie Jessie

Virginia Watkins
Virginia Watkins

May 31, 2019

I’ve loved I’ve ordered from Dressie Jessie! Now that I have a sweet baby of my own, I adore dressing her in your clothing. Congratulations on your anniversary, and thank you for making beautiful and affordable classic children’s clothing!

Sarah Clarke
Sarah Clarke

May 31, 2019

Happy anniversary! I had my first baby almost five years ago and I can’t imagine a holiday or special occasion without a Dressie Jessie dress. From Easters to weddings and everywhere in between, you’ve been a big part of our little family. I’m endlessly grateful for all the sweet memories of my babies in the most adorable outfits!

Alli Fultz
Alli Fultz

May 31, 2019

Congratulations! I know how much blood, sweat, and tears goes into a small business! 4 successful year is definitely something to celebrate!! Thanks for adorable, well priced, and great quality clothing!

Kati B
Kati B

May 31, 2019

Small business life isn’t easy! We love Dressie Jessie! Your cloths and monogramming is superior to every other company I have tried! It’s obvious you and your staff take pride in your work. Congratulations!

Amy Adams
Amy Adams

May 31, 2019

Happy 4 years!!! I LOVED my experience with your store! My daughters 1st Easter dress was perfect!

Marie England
Marie England

May 31, 2019

I love ur bubbles and dresses! I buy almost all my smocking from u! After reading this whole thing makes me want to only buy from you! Y’all have awesome quality clothing! You are most def my favorite! Keep up the good work! Thanks

Tammy Ward
Tammy Ward

May 31, 2019

Congrats on your 4 years ! I have loved everything I have gotten for my grand daughter from here! She was the cutest on her first Birthday in the Birthday dress I ordered .

Jen Bischof
Jen Bischof

May 31, 2019

Congrats! I have thoroughly loved every piece I’ve received from y’all and the quality is so wonderful, the pieces are easily able to be passed down through all 3 of my girls. And I LOVE that the monogramming is included in the price 😍 good luck with many, many more years!

Courtney Ainsworth
Courtney Ainsworth

May 31, 2019

I love Dressie jessie! Congratulations on four years!

Jessica
Jessica

May 31, 2019

Congrats on 4 years! I’m so glad I stumbled upon your shop two years ago. We’ve made such sweet memories wearing Dressie Jessie clothing. ❤️

Jenna Belcher
Jenna Belcher

May 31, 2019

Congrats! 4 years is amazing!

Kerry
Kerry

May 31, 2019

Happy 4th birthday!!! Thanks for wanting to give back to celebrate it!!!

courtney noggle
courtney noggle

May 31, 2019

Soooo special. Congrats!!!!

Sarah Harsey
Sarah Harsey

May 31, 2019

I love Dressie Jessie! I try and snag up as many sale items as possible! Love that y’all offer great quality at affordable prices and the customer service is beyond great! Congratulations on 4 years!

Kelly Ambrose
Kelly Ambrose

May 31, 2019

Thank you for sharing. I love knowing more about you and your business. I tend to be quite picky with whom I shop and have loved everything I’ve gotten from you, and the professionalism ! Hoping to win !

Beverly Young
Beverly Young

May 31, 2019

Congratulations on your four years in business! I recently purchased six dresses during your sale at Liberty Christian Church and love love them all! I bought the dresses for my granddaughter who lives in London. She is six months old and looks precious in the pale blue smocked dress with pink rosettes. I’m sure she will be the best dressed baby in England! Thanks for making such beautiful, sweet clothing for children. Can’t wait to shop with Dressie Jessie again!

Ruth Sherman
Ruth Sherman

May 31, 2019

Congratulations,I’m new to Dressie Jessie ,but not to quality smocked clothing !So glad to have found you !Hope you have many years ahead!

Heather Cooke
Heather Cooke

May 31, 2019

I didn’t realize that you’re company is only 4 years old and I buy things from you all the time. I love the affordability and quality of your clothing and enjoy dressing my babies in them! Congratulations on 4 years!

Morgan Pittman
Morgan Pittman

May 31, 2019

We love your sweet clothes! Great quality products and the cutest smocks on the market! Thanks for all the time and effort you guys put into this business!

Lindsay Hudson
Lindsay Hudson

May 31, 2019

Congratulations on 4 years of success and best wishes to many more! I love your clothes and how precious they make my children feel!

Whitney Smith
Whitney Smith

May 31, 2019

Love everything I have purchased from You! My little girl is always dressed to impress.

Ellen Wooditch
Ellen Wooditch

May 31, 2019

First, Congratulations!!! That is so exciting! Now you have a whole year to plan for your BIG NUMBER 5!!! Second, I absolutely LOVE that you featured and give credit to your staff! A lot of companies don’t do that and I love knowing a little about who I’m buying from!

Jordan Harper
Jordan Harper

May 31, 2019

Congratulations! We love Dressie Jessie and I am stalking the mailbox now waiting on our most recent order! Thanks for everything you do!

Lisa Bennett
Lisa Bennett

May 31, 2019

Congratulations on 4 years!

Elizabeth Hill
Elizabeth Hill

May 31, 2019

Congratulations! I have enjoyed dressing my son in your clothes and now am so excited to be dressing my daughter in them, as well ❤️

Catie McDermott
Catie McDermott

May 31, 2019

Congratulations on 4 years!! I have been dressing my sweet girls in smocked dresses since my oldest was tiny! When I discovered Dressie Jessie it was meant to be!! Followed by a flurry of texts to my sister for her to check out the site! Thank you for the beautiful clothes and all the memories you help make possible!

Ashton Pestick
Ashton Pestick

May 31, 2019

Congrats on 4 amazing years! We LOVE everything we have ever received from Dressie Jessie! You run your business with the upmost respect and amazing customer service. We love you! Cheers to many, many more years!

Caroline Ethridge
Caroline Ethridge

May 31, 2019

Congratulations! We have loved the pieces we have ordered!

Hannah Gilbert
Hannah Gilbert

May 31, 2019

What an exciting milestone! I’m so glad I found your website a few months ago. I was looking for a birthday bishop for my daughters first birthday and yours was exactly what I was looking for! Cannot wait for her to wear it in a few months! So well made and affordable, looking forward to ordering more from your shop! Thanks for carrying such wonderful items!!

Stevie Wahlman
Stevie Wahlman

May 31, 2019

Dressie Jessie has been there for all our special moments! Holidays, birth announcement and family pictures! Thank you! Congrats to 4 years!

Eleanor D
Eleanor D

May 31, 2019

Congratulations!! I hope you many more years. We love all of our Dressie Jessie.

Andrea A.
Andrea A.

May 31, 2019

Congratulations on four years! I stumbled across Dressie Jessie on Instagram one day and have been obsessed ever since. I have a daughter who recently turned two and love supporting small businesses. Wishing you many more years of success!

Bethany
Bethany

May 31, 2019

Congrats on 4 years of success! We have loved all the dresses or outfits that we have order from you! Thank you for offering such cute quality items!!

Leslie Ellis
Leslie Ellis

May 31, 2019

Congrats on four years! I love ordering from you all. It’s great quality and very quick. We just welcomed our second boy and look forward to ordering more clothes!

Ashley S
Ashley S

May 31, 2019

I’m a first time mom of the sweetest little girl, my Harper Delaney. I strive to provide her nice things (even if though my “mom uniform” consists of 3 black & 3 grey T’s & jeans 🤪). Dressie Jessie’s is one of those sites I have saved in my browser for so many reasons… cute, affordable, & quality pieces in combination with my love for ALL THINGS MONOGRAM. What good southern women doesn’t LOVE a monogram?! I appreciate the included monogramming & reasonable prices. So many shops will nickel & dime you to death for the add-on or just the added energy & expense to take it to my local embroiderer. I appreciate you, & CONGRATULATIONS 4 years is no small feat for a small business.

Courtney Bierbrodt
Courtney Bierbrodt

May 31, 2019

Congratulations! I love supporting small businesses. Thanks to y’all my girls looked beautiful on Easter in their matching dresses! (Which I never thought would be possible because my girls are four years apart!)

Katie Kilgore
Katie Kilgore

May 31, 2019

My daughter and I love choosing outfits for my grandson! Congratulations on four years making precious outfits for little ones!

Cricket
Cricket

May 31, 2019

Congratulations! I’ve been purchasing from you for almost 3 years now and absolutely love everything we’ve got! Just found out baby number 2 is a girl and I can’t wait to buy all your girly stuff! I always tell my friends about Dressie Jessie! Every sweet baby needs some of your cuteness in their life! Much love and prayers for many more years of success!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 31, 2019

I just had my first baby on May 7th and have already ordered three outfits from Dressie Jessie for my sweet girl! I love this boutique and all of your precious items! Congratulations on turning 4! You deserve all of the success! ❤️❤️

Kathy Rainey
Kathy Rainey

May 31, 2019

Having a 6 month old granddaughter, I’m new to the Dressie Jessie world. I have noticed your posts/pictures on facebook and they look beautiful!

Susan Taylor
Susan Taylor

May 31, 2019

Congratulations! Loved reading about your story and all the work and love that goes into your products! We just bought some dresses for my little girl’s first birthday, but I know I’m going to keep coming back for many other celebrations!

Sierre Lindgren
Sierre Lindgren

May 31, 2019

We love dressie Jessie so much! I have 2 babies now and I love for them to match. Dressie Jessie is our go to for affordable, adorable matching outfits. Happy birthday!

Kim
Kim

May 31, 2019

Jessie, my favorite moment with your business, I was in South Carolina and showing two of my employees your site since they had little ones, and Jenny said “oh I already shop from her”….

Brittany Ganus
Brittany Ganus

May 31, 2019

Congratulations on 4 years and best wishes for many more successful years to come!! Thank you for offering quality smocks at great prices! I just purchased a “Baby Sister” smocked bishop that will be her coming home outfit…and can’t wait to purchase more adorable items for her in the future from DJS!! 💕

Kay Jones
Kay Jones

May 31, 2019

Congratulations on 4 years and it was great meeting the team that helps make Dressie Jessie Smocking awesome!

Heather James
Heather James

May 31, 2019

Congratulations on four years! We love Dressie Jessie! You have dressed my girls for many milestone pictures and we love every single piece we purchase! You are always so sweet and willing to answer (sometimes multiple) sizing questions in a very timely manner. Thank you for offering affordable (and adorable) smocked clothing!

Kristin Davis
Kristin Davis

May 31, 2019

What a wonderful and much deserved celebration!
It’s neat to see the faces of your team! I’ve seen their hand writing on my order forms for several years now (I’ll miss your hearts Brittany!). ; )

Congrats! We love Dressie Jessie ❤️

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