Celebrating 5 Years with a "Harvest of Friends"

May 28, 2020 128 Comments

I could have never imagined that celebrating 5 years of Dressie Jessie Smocking would occur during the middle of a worldwide pandemic, but here we are. It's emotional in so many ways. Overjoyed that we've successfully hit 5 years. Sad that certain things, like our yearly warehouse sale, have had to be canceled. Uncertainty because no one knows when this is going to end.

During these unsettling times, I've found comfort in watching reruns of one of my all-time favorites, "Little House on the Prairie." If you're laughing at me, it's okay. My teenagers do the same thing! One of the very first episodes is entitled, "A Harvest of Friends." The quick summary is Charles Ingalls ends up hurt, and even though he's new to Walnut Grove, his friends come together to help him through a difficult situation. It occured to me that Dressie Jessie Smocking is here today because of my own "harvest of friends." 

Last week I was at the post office dropping off your packages when the postal clerk asked how business was going. I told him we were hanging in there, and he proceeded to tell me that he was with friends the previous weekend and noticed that their daughter was wearing a monogrammed dress. He told them about my company, and it really struck me, this man with no children of his own is promoting my business to others in our community. I am so grateful! He's part of my "harvest of friends." 

Last fall, one of my manfacturers flew into Richmond, VA to meet with me about new fabrics and future designs. It was such a "pinch me moment" to realize that this person came all the way to my small town to meet one-on-one with me. While we sat talking and planning I was hit with how blessed I am to work with such a wonderful manufacturer. He has reached out to me multiple times during this pandemic just to check on my family's health and well-being. Again, he's part of my company's "harvest of friends."

My Dressie Jessie Smocking team, my friends, my family, even my UPS and FedEx drivers, they are all a part of Dressie Jessie Smocking's 5-year celebration. But perhaps the biggest part of my "harvest" is you, my loyal and amazing customers. Please know these are not empty words. I wish I could hug each of you! Every time you order, every time you tag me in pictures, every time you share a kind word, you build my company (and me!) up. I'm not sure there is a way to adequately express my appreciation, but please know, I am truly and deeply thankful.

To express my gratitude, I'm excited to announce that I am giving away FIVE $50 gift cards! For a chance to win, please celebrate with us by leaving a comment below. I will announce the winners on Monday, June 1st. 

Once again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for being a part of the Dressie Jessie Smocking family. We are here today because of you, and I am hopeful we'll have many more years of dressing children like children together. Stay well and stay joyful! 

XO, Jessie

UPDATE: Congratulations to these winners: Lynn Goldsmith, Tiffany Davis, Katie Scott, Kelsey Whigham and Patricia Atkins. Happy Shopping!




100 Responses

Lauren
Lauren

May 31, 2020

Congratulations on 5 years and thank you for producing quality clothes for my kiddos!

Rhonda Jenkins
Rhonda Jenkins

May 31, 2020

Congratulations on five years !

Kimberly McIntosh
Kimberly McIntosh

May 31, 2020

Congratulations on 5 years! We’ve been wearing Dressie Jessie for almost 3 years now and we love everything we’ve purchased!
Scarlett Clyburn
Scarlett Clyburn

May 31, 2020

Congratulations Dressie Jessie!! I have thoroughly enjoyed every piece we have purchased! Wonderful quality and always cute. Cheers to 5 years ❤️

Kristie Proctor
Kristie Proctor

May 31, 2020

Happy Anniversary, my daughter is also turning 5 in June, so I will always remember this special day for your company. We love your clothes, and that we have three kiddos it’s even more fun to match all 3 in Dressie Jessie 😁😁
Congrats again!!!!

Anita Smart
Anita Smart

May 31, 2020

I love Dressie Jessie clothes! Congratulations on 5 years and I wish you many more wonderful years!

Brittany Clark
Brittany Clark

May 30, 2020

Happy FIVE years and cheers to many more! We love Dressie Jessies!

Brittany Tant
Brittany Tant

May 30, 2020

Happy 5 years.. We love your clothes. Great quality. Thank you!!!

Tricia
Tricia

May 30, 2020

Congrats on 5years!!

Heather Holbrook
Heather Holbrook

May 30, 2020

Happy 5 years! We love your local business and can’t wait to see what the years bring for yall! Thanks for always having the cutest dresses!

Alysia
Alysia

May 30, 2020

Congratulations on 5 years! Dressie Jessie is always the first place I visit because of the personalized service, quick shipping, great prices, and of course – darling clothes! It’s like shopping from a friend.

Shelby Belcher
Shelby Belcher

May 30, 2020

I absolutely love your company I’m so happy with everything I bought from you! Even when I have silly questions or need help you have always gone above and beyond to satisfy your customers!

Marlene vickery
Marlene vickery

May 30, 2020

Love the dress

Elizabeth Feldpausch
Elizabeth Feldpausch

May 30, 2020

Loved this post!! ❤️❤️ Congratulations on 5 years! I can’t believe it’s only been 5 years! I didn’t realize when I first found you four and a half years ago when my daughter was born your company was still so new! We have loved all of our Dressie Jessie clothing!

Kathryn Agee
Kathryn Agee

May 30, 2020

Congratulations on 5 years! A true accomplishment to be celebrated 🥂

Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth

May 30, 2020

I’m so happy for you! I love your clothing for my children and hope you are still around when they have children of their own one day.

Annie Grubbs
Annie Grubbs

May 29, 2020

I love Dressie Jessie! I also love that it’s local! The clothes are so precious!! Thank you for this adorable shop :)

Stephanie Fomby
Stephanie Fomby

May 29, 2020

Congratulations on 5 years 🎉🎀 We love Dressie Jessie!

Allison
Allison

May 29, 2020

Congratulations on 5 years! I love the dresses I ordered from you. My girls got lots of compliments. The dresses were very good quality, I loved the monograms, and the shipping was fast even during the busy Christmas season. I wish you all the best with your business and look forward to ordering more cute outfits from you in the future!

Elissa Crain
Elissa Crain

May 29, 2020

Love Dressie Jessie! We have many matching outfits that we love. Here’s to many more years!

Katherine Snyder
Katherine Snyder

May 29, 2020

Congrats on 5 years 🎉🎀 We love everything Dressie Jessie!

Cheryl Rapp
Cheryl Rapp

May 29, 2020

Congratulations on your 5 year Anniversary!!! Now that I’ve got a beautiful granddaughter I can’t wait to order dresses like I wore when I was little! My mom and I love all your clothes and can’t wait to see our sweet girl in your dresses. I’m hoping to order the “You’ve got a friend in me” for my grandson and granddaughters first photo together. Best Wishes for your next 5, and beyond!!!! God Bless you Jessie and company!!

Jessica Jones
Jessica Jones

May 29, 2020

I love this post so much! Little House on the Prairie is such a great show! I grew up watching it and still occasionally watch reruns!! I also received my sister set today and tried it on my girls! I loved it so much! This was my second time shopping your boutique, but I know I will continue because the quality is amazing and the designs are so sweet! Congratulations on 5 years! Keep on the adorable outfits coming our way!

Meghann Williams
Meghann Williams

May 29, 2020

What a beautiful post! Happy fifth birthday…and many more!

Alison
Alison

May 29, 2020

Congratulations on 5 years!!! Your customer service and kindness to me will never be forgotten. So glad I found your site many years ago!

Janelle M
Janelle M

May 29, 2020

Congratulations! Love your clothing!

Katie Tyler
Katie Tyler

May 29, 2020

Cheers to 5 years! I love all your clothing!

Erin
Erin

May 29, 2020

Congratulations on 5 years! You have such beautiful clothes and obviously beautiful friends!

Megan Wallace
Megan Wallace

May 29, 2020

Happy birthday! We love all the cute stuff from dressie jessie!

Amanda
Amanda

May 29, 2020

Congratulations on 5 years! Happy Anniversary!

Sara Hodge
Sara Hodge

May 29, 2020

Happy FIVE to one of the best small businesses out there! From our very first DJ smocked sunflower dress to smocked big sister and big brother outfits as we welcomed our third child and many in between, Dressie Jessie has played a huge role in helping me dress my babies in timeless and classic clothing. We love the personal connection we feel to the sweet owner though we have never met in person. I am grateful that my babies are growing up in Dressie Jessie Smocking!

Jennifer Oden
Jennifer Oden

May 29, 2020

Congratulations on 5 Wonderful years. Your dresses are amazing And I can’t wait to finally be able to make our 1st purchase. We are new to Dressie Jessie and I absolutely love everything I have seen. Looking forward to shopping with you for another 20 years since we are parents and foster parents to lots of little ones I always have a reason to be buying your wonderful clothes made by wonderful YOU :) thank you and keep up the great work.

Meredith
Meredith

May 29, 2020

Yay! Happy 5 years! I am so glad I found you – what would I do without you? My kids would have no clothes … 😂 Thank you for all the beautiful clothes, sibling sets, fun designs and impeccable service. Sending love from GA! ❤️

MIRANDA PERRY
MIRANDA PERRY

May 29, 2020

What a milestone! I know it wasnt easy getting to this point but LOOK.AT.YOU.NOW!! Congratulations on a BIG WIN OF 5 YEARS!! Your love for your company shines through the quality of what you sell. Keep it going. You’re done with the hard part. Celebrate Big and many more year wishes with good vibes all around coming to you! Stay humble. Great Job!!

Mary
Mary

May 29, 2020

Thank you for these beautiful dresses. My granddaughters look so adorable. You’re the best. Wishing you many more years of dressing little ones.

Jessie
Jessie

May 29, 2020

Well, obviously the name caught my eye first! ;) We love the classic and special occasion clothing y’all provide at a reasonable price. We’ve loved the quality it everything we’ve gotten and will continue to support your business!

Mallory Reulet
Mallory Reulet

May 29, 2020

Congrats on 5 years!!

Margo Huggins
Margo Huggins

May 29, 2020

I am so thrilled I took the time to open and read your message. It’s nice to be a part of a small business. Your clothes are adorable. I hope you have endless successes. Happy anniversary!

Kayla Walbert
Kayla Walbert

May 29, 2020

Happy anniversary! I have lovehaving your clothes on the kids to share our family milestones! 😊

Tanja
Tanja

May 29, 2020

Happy anniversary!!! We love your clothes!

Jennifer Carroll
Jennifer Carroll

May 29, 2020

Happy 5th Anniversary! What a huge accomplishment!

Miranda
Miranda

May 29, 2020

Happy Five Years! What an incredible milestone. Thank you for being a part of so many of OUR milestones- birthdays, big cousins, baby dedications and more! We will be in Dressie Jessie for years to come.

Caroline
Caroline

May 29, 2020

Happy Anniversary!!!

Jenny
Jenny

May 29, 2020

Happy birthday! What a great celebration of all your hard work! We love your clothing!

Whitney
Whitney

May 29, 2020

Happy anniversary!!

Janna Young
Janna Young

May 29, 2020

Love Ya! Have 2 more grandchildren come in next several months. Can wait to have all 5 grands dress in your collections. Thanks!!!

Marlene Ross
Marlene Ross

May 29, 2020

Happy Birthday! I only discovered your website back at the end of 2019 but have been so pleased with the merchandise I have ordered and received since then! Your prices are so reasonable and the quality of your items are great! Keep on keeping on! Thanks!

Katherine Hofto
Katherine Hofto

May 29, 2020

Love this and your clothing! We ordered matching sibling sets for the baby cousins and they were adorable!

Ashley E Dunlap
Ashley E Dunlap

May 29, 2020

Congratulations on 5 years! We love Dressie Jessie!

Lisa
Lisa

May 29, 2020

Happy Birthday! We love our Dressie Jessie.

Sarah Fischer
Sarah Fischer

May 29, 2020

What an exciting accomplishment! You have been a part of so many peoples lives and celebrations during this 5 year period. Birth announcement, birthdays, Easters, Christmases, Thanksgivings, baptisms is how you’ve touched our family as our most precious treasures have been clothed in your name. Thank you for the amazing customer service and quality product that keeps people returning to you. Congrats and hope you’re celebrating the big 5 with your family!

Emily Hundley
Emily Hundley

May 29, 2020

Happy Anniversary!!

Lynn Goldsmith
Lynn Goldsmith

May 29, 2020

Happy Anniversary!! Not only is your site my go for my grandchildren, but my first stop for baby presents. I wish you would expand into some tastful clothes for the preteen.

Sandra Billingsley
Sandra Billingsley

May 29, 2020

First off Congratulations for making Year 5! I love your collections of dresses and the quality! You are my go to for cute quality dresses for my little girl! These days it is hard to find dresses like the ones you make! I cant wait for our church to open back up in 2 weeks so she can wear her new pink and green frog dress to church! I have a bunch of younger friends who are having their first babies and I have already sent them your info so they can order from you. Thank you so much and Good Luck on the next 5 years!

Brittany
Brittany

May 29, 2020

Congratulations on 5 years!!! I continue to return to Dressie Jessie because of the excellent quality, and of course because of the super sweet timeless designs! My almost 4 year old little boy, along with our new addition, a baby girl always look so cute in Dressie Jessie outfits! Our new baby girl’s coming home outfit was actually the white and pink smocked “Baby Sister” bishop dress! I’m so happy to have it one day be a family heirloom! Congrats again and THANK YOU for all you do for providing your customers with adorable, quality outfits!

Cricket
Cricket

May 29, 2020

Congratulations on 5 years! I have been a customer for nearly 4 of those years dressing my boy and now I have a 7 month old baby girl to dress up in all your cuteness! We have loved everything we’ve gotten from dressiejssie and this will always be a company I recommend to my new mommy friends! Prayers for your business to continue to flourish in the future for many years to come!

Jessica Y
Jessica Y

May 29, 2020

Happy anniversary!

Amy Adams
Amy Adams

May 29, 2020

We love Dressie Jessie! You’re our GO TO smocking and monogram company. Thank you for all you do to help keep our kiddos looking precious!

Tiffany Davis
Tiffany Davis

May 29, 2020

Wow! FIVE years of Dressie Jessie Smocking! We love the sweet details of every single outfit! Glad to hear that you are making it through this hard time of COVID-19! Hope that the next five years are as successful as the last five!

Ellen Wooditch
Ellen Wooditch

May 29, 2020

Congratulations on 5 wonderful designing years!!!

Kate B
Kate B

May 29, 2020

Your clothes are so cute! I hope to win!

Holly Murphy
Holly Murphy

May 29, 2020

Happy 5 years!! I just ADORE the clothes that I have received from Dressie Jessie thus far! We are currently awaiting the arrival of our newest addition in a few weeks and I have the most perfect “Little Brother” & “Big Brother” outfits that I ordered from Dressie Jessie just waiting to be worn. :)

Katie Kilgore
Katie Kilgore

May 29, 2020

I missed your warehouse sale so much this year. Going each year to “snatch up” a year’s worth of adorable outfits for my grandson had become a tradition! I love looking at all my precious pictures of him wearing your outfits these past three years. Congratulations and best wishes for many more years dressing little ones!

Autumn
Autumn

May 29, 2020

Congrats!!! We love Dressie Jessie 💜

Hannah David
Hannah David

May 29, 2020

Congratulations on five years!!!

Annette
Annette

May 29, 2020

I ordered a monogrammed shirt for my grandson to wear for a wedding at the Duke Mansion. He was definitely on the “best dressed list” and received many compliments.

Katie Scott
Katie Scott

May 29, 2020

How sweet of you to thank your customers! I love your clothes for my two year old daughter, and during this pandemic, I welcomed another daughter in April and can’t wait to order matching outfits from you!!

Renee clary
Renee clary

May 29, 2020

Congrats on 5 years! I come to your shop for gifts often. I love every piece I buy from you. Hope you stay in business for many more years.

Annah
Annah

May 29, 2020

We L-O-V-E every piece we have ordered. I personally appreciate all the classic designs that remind me of dresses my sister and I wore growing up. Congrats on 5 years!!

Abby H.
Abby H.

May 29, 2020

I have 19 month old boy/girl twins, and I love that Dressie Jessie offers coordinating outfits for them. They are adorable, high quality, and great prices! I always receive compliments when we wear these clothes, and they make wonderful gifts as well!

Petrina Miller
Petrina Miller

May 29, 2020

Omg Dressie Jessie is here in Richmond, VA?? That’s where I live! I first heard about your brand when my daughter wore one of your dresses to church. I saw the pretty purple dress at a kids’ thrift store and immediately knew my toddler had to have it. When dropping her off at the church daycare one Sunday, one lady was excited saying it has to be a Dressie Jessie dress and how her granddaughter wears them. At the time I hadn’t heard of the company so I said I wasn’t sure of the brand, but later on I checked and of course, that’s what it was. I now have a son who is almost 2 and plan to dress him and my daughter who is almost 4 in the adorable outfits from your site. Thank you for having such beautiful clothes for kids!

Jordan Bennett
Jordan Bennett

May 29, 2020

You always have such cute stuff! I still obsess over the little mermaid smocked dress I got from you a few years ago! My daughter got to wear it for 2 summers!!

Margaret
Margaret

May 29, 2020

The reason we continue to return to shop from Dressie Jessie is not just the cute clothes, but the excellent customer service! Thank you!

Virginia Watkins
Virginia Watkins

May 29, 2020

Congratulations on five fabulous years!!

Jessica G.
Jessica G.

May 29, 2020

Oh, how we love Dressie Jessie at our house! Y’all make the sweetest sibling sets in high quality fabric at affordable pricing. Easy choice for which company to dress my children in! I find out the gender of baby #3 next week and you can bet your website will be put into use soon after. I can’t wait to have 3 sweet babies in matching smocked outfits. 😍 Congrats on 5 years!!

Ashley Z
Ashley Z

May 29, 2020

I absolutely adore your company. The value is like nothing else. I am constantly recommending you to friends and family. Making bespoke clothing for children at such a great value is impossible to come by. Your quality is amazing. I cannot wait to dress my new baby girl on the way in dressiejessiesmocking for years to come just like her older sister. Thank you for being my favorite site to buy all of my girls clothes! Keep up the amazing work!

Kelsey Whigham
Kelsey Whigham

May 29, 2020

Congratulations on 5 years!! So exciting we love all the adorable outfits! Thank you for keeping my baby looking precious ❤️.

Kasey Kruck
Kasey Kruck

May 29, 2020

Happy 5 years!! Thank you for making one of our favorite dresses ever (watermelon float dress 🍉)!! 🥳💗

Chrissy Trapp
Chrissy Trapp

May 29, 2020

Congrats on 5 years! I just looked it up and my 1st purchase from you was 5 years ago this August. I’ve loved dressing my 5 kids in your adorable clothes through the years!

Julia Sims-Owens
Julia Sims-Owens

May 29, 2020

Love your designs! We went to Disney World, and had the cutest pictures and memories of my son and daughter in their matching blue seersucker Mickey and Minnie outfits. They were different from the customary red and pink, so they received compliments all day. We were told we had the best dressed children at Disney! Thank you for your sweet and memorable designs!!

Andrea
Andrea

May 29, 2020

Congratulations on 5 years – what an accomplishment! Thanks for the chance to win a gift card

Sara Salvato
Sara Salvato

May 29, 2020

We love Dressie Jessie dresses and bubbles! We get so many compliments when my girls wear them! I love telling others about your company and amazing customer service 💗 Thank you for the opportunity!

Alyssa Bryant
Alyssa Bryant

May 29, 2020

What a sweet note. Love all of your designs. Wishing you many more years of success!

Shannon
Shannon

May 29, 2020

I love how positive your attitude is during these unsettling times. And, what a testament to you and your business to have the “harvest” that you do. Your clothing is some of my favorite for my sweet little girl. Hearing the heart behind it makes me love your company even more. Congratulations on 5 years!

Angela Talley
Angela Talley

May 29, 2020

Congratulations on 5 years!! I’m so glad I had another baby so I can dress her up in your designs especially since Ayla sized out. 😍

Amanda Toney
Amanda Toney

May 29, 2020

I love Dressie Jessie! The love that is poured into these dresses is what makes them beautiful. Thank you for what you do!

Abigail Mekanik
Abigail Mekanik

May 29, 2020

I love the classic and fun designs Dressie Jessie brings to children’s clothing. I have been absolutely thrilled with every purchase I have received for my girls. The quality and customer service is excellent! We love Dressie Jessie!

Alex
Alex

May 29, 2020

Congratulations on five years! My little girl Jean loves to wear your bubbles.

Ali Parrish
Ali Parrish

May 29, 2020

I love dressing my son in your clothes and giving them to friends as gifts! Thank you!!

Maureen Morin
Maureen Morin

May 29, 2020

Momma of 4 girls and 1 boy, my oldest daughter is 30 and due with her first child in 3.5 months and yes, it’s a GIRL! I was so excited to find your website! Ordered several outfits but my favorite is the smocked fishing lure bubble! Can’t wait to see my granddaughter wearing this! “Mimi” LOVES your beautiful bishops, bubbles and rompers🥰

Meghan Douglas
Meghan Douglas

May 29, 2020

So happy to have discovered your shop and love dressing my 4 little ones in Dressie Jessie! Cheers to 5 years and many more to come!

Ansley Holder
Ansley Holder

May 29, 2020

Congratulations on 5 years in business!! So awesome.

Amber Stirling
Amber Stirling

May 29, 2020

Congratulations on celebrating 5 years! We have loved every single item we have purchased over the last 2 years and it has been a holiday/vacation staple for our growing daughter! We always receive tons of compliments and share with family and friends this gem of a boutique! The best quality, super fast shipping, and adorable clothing! ❤️ Thank you!

Pamela Buss
Pamela Buss

May 29, 2020

Congratulations on 5 years! My husband and I were small business owners for several years and are now retired. I remember getting past that 5 year mark. They say if you survive 5 years you’ve made it. Thank you for carrying sweet little smocked outfits, especially the little boys clothes. It is so hard to find cute classic clothes any more. I have a 4 year old grandson and another one due in July. I’ll be looking forward to purchasing some little outfits for him. Maybe some matching outfits. May you have a blessed prosperous future.

Jessica Robertson
Jessica Robertson

May 29, 2020

Happy 5 years! We love nothing more than supporting small, local business ❤️

Taylor Wisley
Taylor Wisley

May 29, 2020

Congrats on 5 years!! We love Dressie Jessie!! Thanks for making my boys look so sweet!

Becca Samuel
Becca Samuel

May 29, 2020

I have loved how classic your style of dresses are made to feel like they’ve been passed down as an heirloom dress. I’m a single mom, and I would really appreciate a gift card to add another dress or 2 in my 6 year olds closet!! God bless you for your generosity!! 🥰

Ashley Dowling-Cole
Ashley Dowling-Cole

May 29, 2020

I love Dressie Jessie so much! My daughter just turned one. In so many of my favorite pictures she’s wearing Dressie Jessie! Your clothes are beautiful, heirloom quality. We love them. Happy 5 years!

Kelli Grant
Kelli Grant

May 29, 2020

We received the pink striped bunny pjs second-hand through a dear friend and I instantly fell in love with your clothing! we look forward to buying these in bigger sizes for years to come, so please don’t stop making them ❤️
Julie Twyford
Julie Twyford

May 29, 2020

We love your clothes and are doing our best to support small businesses right now as much we are able during these unpredictable times!

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