Dressie Jessie Smocking Turns 6 and a Giveaway!

June 04, 2021 127 Comments

Hello! I've never been more grateful to add a year under my belt. I won't lie...year 5 to year 6 was a hard one. The pandemic rocked our world in ways that I couldn't have imagined, but one day at a time, we made it through. I'm incredibly grateful.

This year has been one of much reflection, and I thought as we celebrate 6 years in business, it would be appropriate to share with you the "why" behind Dressie Jessie Smocking: my family. Here we are! 

My husband, Rhett, and I just celebrated 26 years of marriage. He is my number one supporter, and I truly could not operate this business without him. (Side note: he is a huge UNC fan and despite my best efforts, he's always dressed in his Carolina gear, lol). We have 3 sons and 1 daughter. Nathan (22) is a chemical engineering major at Virginia Tech. Matt (21) is a marketing major at Virginia Tech. Andrew (18) also plans to major in marketing but is breaking the mold and heading to James Madison University in the fall. Caroline (15) is wrapping up her first year of high school and is anxiously awaiting her driver's license which is coming too soon for this momma! These 5 are my world. Now that our children are (mostly) grown, I find myself looking at them in complete awe. Wasn't it just yesterday my boys were in jon-jons and Caroline in smocked bishops? Wasn't it just yesterday that toys were E V E R Y W H E R E? Wasn't it just yesterday that no one liked what I made for dinner? Ha! 

So hear me, young moms. Cherish the craziness and the sleepless nights. Embrace the mess. And dress those sweet children in outfits that bring you joy. Make memories that will last because before you know it, they're going to be grown and soaring beyond your reach. It's scary, but it's also beautiful. 

To you, my precious customers, thank you for your loyalty and support over the past 6 years. Every sale, every like on social media, every kind word...it means more to me than I could ever express in a blog post. So let's celebrate 6 years with a giveaway! Entering is easy! Just leave a comment below for a chance to win a $50 Dressie Jessie Smocking gift card. :)

I'll notify the winner (and announce here) on Monday. 

Sending hugs of gratitude to you all! XO, Jessie

CONGRATULATIONS to Raven Weber! We emailed your gift card this morning! 

 

 




100 Responses

Christy
Christy

June 07, 2021

Love this post and love your company!!

Jamie
Jamie

June 07, 2021

Congratulations on 6 years! I love your clothing for my sweet girls!

Jenna
Jenna

June 07, 2021

Congrats on 6 yrs! And the years fly by oh so fast! Time is definitely a thief!

Jade
Jade

June 07, 2021

Congratulations!!! My daughter just turned six too! Btw, you have excellent customer service (in case you didn’t already know that)!

Amanda Hunt
Amanda Hunt

June 07, 2021

I love jessie smocking! It is one of my favorite places to shop. Thank you for sharing your blog🥰

Roxy Rosen
Roxy Rosen

June 07, 2021

Congratulations on 6 years! I love dressing my babies in your precious items!

Cindy C
Cindy C

June 06, 2021

Congratulations on 6 years! I absolutely love your clothing! Thank you for the reminder to cherish these moments!!!

Mandie
Mandie

June 06, 2021

I love all your stuff. Congrats!!

Jody
Jody

June 06, 2021

Congratulations on 6 years! That’s amazing! And what a beautiful family you have! We have used a couple of your beautiful items for our family photos and they always look amazing!

Ansley
Ansley

June 06, 2021

So lovely to read about your family! Congrats on six years!! Your clothes are adorable and help us Mamas of littles dress them in sweet styles.

Emily
Emily

June 06, 2021

Congratulations on 6 years! I have a 3 year old son & 2 year old daughter, with a baby on the way. I have loved dressing my kids in your beautiful, classic clothes! I can’t wait to stock up on big brother and sister items as well as outfits for the new baby 👶🏼 💙💕

Kara Floyd
Kara Floyd

June 06, 2021

Happy anniversary to you!! My oldest is 7 years old so we have been lucky enough to have Dressie Jessie around for all of our kids. Your outfits are all beautiful and so well made and have given us so many beautiful family photos through the years! Thank you!! I wish you many many more years of success.

Judy
Judy

June 06, 2021

Happy anniversary! We love your outfits! I love to hear my 7 year old say, “ Mommy everyone thinks I dress so pretty and my clothes make me feel beautiful!” Thanks to your outfits that bring joy to our princess and make her look beautiful.

Barbara Barnett
Barbara Barnett

June 06, 2021

I’m so glad I found your site! I enjoyed smocking for my daughter and nieces and now am using your patterns and plates for my granddaughter. You are right about treasuring the times they are little and being amazed at them gown up.

Tallia
Tallia

June 06, 2021

Thank you for sharing your story and your family with us. As a young mom it is comforting and makes me hopeful for all the good there it yet to come. Congratulations of your 6th anniversary<3

Amy Adams
Amy Adams

June 06, 2021

Happy 6 years!!! Your sweet outfits always bring a smile to my daughter’s face! She calls them her “princess dresses” bc she feels so fancy! Thank you for all you do for us too! ♥️

Leicia Milano
Leicia Milano

June 06, 2021

Thank you so much for all your beautiful clothes — my daughter is all grown up and yes it goes way to fast but it’s been so fun watching her spread her wings!!! Now I get to dress my two grandchildren in your gorgeous clothes – being a grandmother is the BEST!!!
Super Congratulations on your anniversary of this amazing company and thank you for all the fun I get to have picking out outfits 💞

Megan A
Megan A

June 06, 2021

It’s so fun to know your “why”. My littles are growing so fast. We sure love your store and your clothes. You make us look good! :) thanks for all you do.

JoAnna Ross
JoAnna Ross

June 06, 2021

Congrats on 6 years🥳🥳 love your dresses!

Marie England
Marie England

June 06, 2021

This is by far my favorite smocked shop! I have ordered many of easter dresses or special occasions from here!

Jill
Jill

June 05, 2021

I have two daughters (5 and almost 1) who are also growing too fast! Love these precious smocked outfits while they still let me dress them!

Allison Pierce
Allison Pierce

June 05, 2021

Congratulations on 6 years! We always love finding the sweetest outfits in your site!

Sarah
Sarah

June 05, 2021

Happy anniversary! I’m holding on to these sweet moments with these little kiddos! Your beautiful dresses have been in our family pictures!

Laurie Michelsen Pierce
Laurie Michelsen Pierce

June 05, 2021

Congratulations on six years! I became a loyal customer four years ago as an excited and nervous expectant mama. Now three years & three girls later, my most treasured photos of my girls are in your beautiful smocked pieces. I most look forward to the precious Easter outfits every year.

Sara
Sara

June 05, 2021

Happy anniversary! I love Dressie Jessie for my family, congrats on 6 years!

Kelsi White
Kelsi White

June 05, 2021

Precious family!! I was so happy to stumble across this site! I found the sweetest Mickey Jon Jon & Minnie dress for my 2 year old daughter and 1 year old son (for her 2nd bday party) Love finding sites that have sibling sets! Thanks for sharing your gift with us! And happy 6 years ❤️

Kelsey
Kelsey

June 05, 2021

Congratulations on 6 years!
Family pictures in Dressiejessiesmocking are some of my most treasured memories. Thank you for you dedication to your customers!

Shannon Marie Thorne
Shannon Marie Thorne

June 05, 2021

So very exciting! I came across your boutique on Instagram I believe, and I’m so glad I did. Such cute things at affordable prices

Megan
Megan

June 05, 2021

My little guy (7 months) just outgrew his 1st set of smocked rompers and bubble suits much faster than I hoped. Buying another round now! (Also, love that I found a local company to buy allll the smocked things from… #mechanicsville)

Elizabeth B.
Elizabeth B.

June 05, 2021

Congrats on 6 years! Thanks for sharing your beautiful family with us. Dressie Jessie is one of our favorite places to find cute matching outfits for our 1 and 3 year old boys. The quality of the clothing is wonderful and everything is precious.

Jada Allen
Jada Allen

June 05, 2021

We adopted our first child at age 4.5 and dressing her in these sweet outfits bring me so much joy. We missed out on the first 4.5 years of her life but we never take a second together with her now for granted.

We are anxiously awaiting to bring another daughter home from the same country, Bulgaria, and I already have her closet full as well!

Dressing my girls is so fun! Thank you for offering such sweet, adorable outfits and congratulations on this anniversary.

Kelli G
Kelli G

June 05, 2021

Happy 6 years friends!! 🥳💗

Leslie
Leslie

June 05, 2021

I’ve gotten the sweetest outfits for all occasions! Love looking back

Scarlett Clyburn
Scarlett Clyburn

June 05, 2021

Congratulations! I have always been impressed with the quality of the Dressie Jessie clothing I have purchased. Cheers to 6 years!

Raven Weber
Raven Weber

June 05, 2021

I had bees looking for my little ones first birthday outfit for a long time. I came across your online store and immediately fell in love with an outfit and I just knew it was the one. My family is pretty hard to impress as there are a lot of sisters, one trying to out do the other. The fabric was so soft and he wanted to stay in it all day. Thank you for making Henry’s first birthday one to remember.

Caitlin Livingston
Caitlin Livingston

June 05, 2021

Congratulations on 6 years!!!! Love my mallard smock and watermelon bubble. All your clothes are precious!! Loved reading about your family💗

Christina Wareham
Christina Wareham

June 05, 2021

Congratulations on 6 years and thank you keeping my babies looking adorable in all of the sweet outfits you make!

Eleanor Duren
Eleanor Duren

June 05, 2021

Congratulations!! I’m so grateful for this company and your darling designs.

Sherry McGarry
Sherry McGarry

June 05, 2021

Best children’s boutique ever! Congratulations on 6 years!

Sidney Carrier
Sidney Carrier

June 05, 2021

Happy Six Years! Got my daughters first pair of shoes from you! A memory I’ll always cherish! Thank you!

Ashlee Ganim
Ashlee Ganim

June 05, 2021

I started buying your smocked gems almost 6 years ago for my first little girl. Your clothing is precious and such great quality. I now have a second girl and she was able to wear some of the same dresses her big sister wore, like I said the quality of these dresses are amazing. Now my 6 yr old and 3 yr old love going on to your site and picking out their favorites. Thank you for your heart and passion in your clothing line and thank you for sharing it with the world.

Katherine Bush
Katherine Bush

June 05, 2021

Congrats on 6 years! Some of our favorite moments are in Dressie Jessie!

Cricket
Cricket

June 05, 2021

Congratulations on 6 years! I’ve been a customer for nearly 5 years and loved every item I’ve bought from you! I always recommend DressieJessie to my new mom friends! Thank you so much for all your hard work making the cutest children’s clothes!

Angela Talley
Angela Talley

June 05, 2021

Here’s to 6 years of adventure on this wonderful business journey. Congratulations Jessie and fam!!

Lindsey Shepard
Lindsey Shepard

June 05, 2021

Congratulations! Thank you for the heartfelt post and the precious clothing!

Melissa Fuller
Melissa Fuller

June 05, 2021

Such a good reminder for this mama who is in the throes of sleepless nights and toys EVERYWHERE ❤️ Congrats on 6 years!

Tara Anderson
Tara Anderson

June 05, 2021

Happy 6 years and 26 years of marriage! May the Lord continue to bless your marriage. It is truly a testament to faithfulness. Thank you for creating such beautiful children’s clothing!

Rachel S
Rachel S

June 05, 2021

As a fellow Virginian I love supporting this local business! Happy 6 years and thank you for the sweet clothes!

Katie
Katie

June 05, 2021

Congratulations on 6 years!!

Stevie Wahlman
Stevie Wahlman

June 05, 2021

Thank you for sharing your sweet family with us. I’m a mom of 3, who loves to dress them in Dressie Jessie! Happy Birthday!!

Cheryl
Cheryl

June 05, 2021

We have Santa pictures with your shirts and dresses. We always get the best compliments! The quality is outstanding. We have a new one will be here Tuesday and can’t wait to get her dressed for Santa with Dressie Jessie! ❤️

Beth
Beth

June 05, 2021

Congratulations!!! I am a lover for alllllll things classic children’s clothes!!! It’s my passion and my hobby! Having two little girls and dressing them in matching outfits is a dream! We love your clothing company! My youngest daughters name is Caroline 💗

Abbyjane P.
Abbyjane P.

June 05, 2021

I have a daughter named Caroline, too!! She’s almost 17 months old and I love dressing her in your classic clothing. Your website is always one of my my go-to sites when I need a special dress or outfit. And, your prices are always reasonable with exceptional quality. Congrats on your anniversary!!

Paige G
Paige G

June 05, 2021

I just love the jonjon you made for our little man’s first Fourth of July! I can’t wait to fill his closet with them. Congratulations on 6 years!

Jordan Bowling
Jordan Bowling

June 05, 2021

Love hearing your story! And grateful for the reminder that is goes all too fast. Congratulations on 6 years!

Brit
Brit

June 05, 2021

Congratulations! Beautifully written!

Shannon
Shannon

June 05, 2021

Congratulations on 6 years! I bought my daughter’s first smocked dress from you! Now I have a little boy to shop Jon Jon’s for, too. Thank you for sharing your talents with the rest of us! Congratulations! 💜

Kristine Bryant
Kristine Bryant

June 05, 2021

Thankful for your inspiration through this boutique. Because of you we have enjoyed having the absolute best pajamas and smocks known to mankind. Congratulations on 6 years of this shop, 26 years of your marriage, and faith and family along the way. 💘

Amanda
Amanda

June 05, 2021

Congratulations! 🎉 So glad we found you a few years ago. Love supporting local and adore the cute clothes! ❤️

Katie Kilgore
Katie Kilgore

June 05, 2021

Congratulations! It has been such a joy to shop for sweet outfits for my grandson for the past four years. Now I am loving getting to shop your girl collections for my new little granddaughter! I appreciate the skill and love that goes into these precious little clothes, and I appreciate you making access to them so simple. Thank you, and please continue making these sweet dresses, rompers, and jon jons.

Heather James
Heather James

June 05, 2021

We have several Dressie Jessie dresses and I love all of them! The quality is amazing and we always get compliments wherever we go. Happy birthday! Your family is beautiful!

Amanda Toney
Amanda Toney

June 05, 2021

The love put into these dresses and other items definitely shows! They are beautifully made and just adorable. Congratulations on year 6!

Haley Smith
Haley Smith

June 05, 2021

I have ordered several outfits the last couple of years and have always been pleased! ❤️

Leslie B
Leslie B

June 05, 2021

Love your shop! These outfits are staples for family pictures💗

Kathryn Bandy
Kathryn Bandy

June 05, 2021

Congratulations on another year! I am a first time mom and have heard many comments and stories like yours…. the time flies by. Thank you for making beautiful clothes!

Ciara
Ciara

June 05, 2021

Congratulations on 6 years!!! 🎉🎊🥳

Chelsea Varner
Chelsea Varner

June 05, 2021

Happy Anniversary and Congratulations!

Margaret Mott
Margaret Mott

June 05, 2021

Congratulations! So happy for you! Thanks for sharing your family with us! Love your clothes!

Kate
Kate

June 05, 2021

Six years! Congrats!!!

Lexie Futrell
Lexie Futrell

June 05, 2021

Congratulations on 6 years and best of luck for many, many more!

Ashley B
Ashley B

June 05, 2021

Love your site and your clothes!

Abbi Hatton
Abbi Hatton

June 05, 2021

Congratulations on your success.

Ashley Delatte
Ashley Delatte

June 05, 2021

Love it!!!! Congratulations !!! All out pre pandemic ( Nurse problems) Stuff came from you guys!!

Mindi Perlis
Mindi Perlis

June 05, 2021

Thank you for the kindest customer service and such sweet clothes! Congratulations 🎊 on 6 YEARS!!

Gayle Augst
Gayle Augst

June 05, 2021

I just discovered your site and ordered a dress for my one year old granddaughter. I look forward to receiving it as it looked adorable. I have 4 little granddaughters and am so excited to have found you. Congratulations on your anniversary!

Katrina Curlee
Katrina Curlee

June 05, 2021

Congratulations on six years! I have two daughters under two and they love getting dressed up in your clothes. We love small businesses and so glad you are here so we can support you! Stay amazing!

Kaley
Kaley

June 05, 2021

Thank you for sharing your beautiful story! happy 6 years! Time truly flies by! We love your shop ❤️ Cheers to many more years to come

Kelsey Kathleen Peace
Kelsey Kathleen Peace

June 05, 2021

Congratulations! Love your stuff!

Amanda
Amanda

June 05, 2021

Congratulations!!!! I got my daughters first outfit from y’all just the other day it was the baseball tie back to wear to my sons baseball games and I love it right down to the material it was perfect and she looked so cute in it! I can’t wait to order more thank you!

Rikki Bourque
Rikki Bourque

June 05, 2021

Congratulations!!! We just love your clothes for my two girls! 💕💕🎉🎉

Sarah
Sarah

June 05, 2021

Congratulations on 6 years! You have a beautiful family!

Ashley Thillainathan
Ashley Thillainathan

June 05, 2021

Such beautiful words, and oh so true!! Mine are growing way too quickly too. So nice to hear about your family!! Congratulations on 6 years!!

Meredith Delbridge
Meredith Delbridge

June 05, 2021

This is the sweetest post and made me cry!! Such a good reminder to cherish and treasure everyday, even the chaotic ones:) Comgrats to you on 6 years! We have loved your clothing from the beginning and are thankful that you made it through this last year :)

Rachel H
Rachel H

June 05, 2021

Love your store and have adored having my 5 children in your clothes! Thank you for 6 years!!

Jessica Daiger
Jessica Daiger

June 05, 2021

Congratulations on 6 years!!! I love shopping for my little girl and boy on your website! Keep up the great work! XO!

Jill Quinn
Jill Quinn

June 05, 2021

Huge congratulations!!!

Abby Hall
Abby Hall

June 05, 2021

I love all of the outfits I’ve purchased…great quality, beautiful designs, and the matching sibling sets are perfect for my boy/girl twins. Congratulations on year 6!!

Megan Ballance
Megan Ballance

June 05, 2021

Just took advantage of the sale!! Loved every product I’ve received from here. From Christmas to family photos, dressie Jessie has always had me covered!

Jayme Cook
Jayme Cook

June 05, 2021

Thank you for a peek inside your world. Im an Irish twin mom boy mom (14 months and 2 months) who is definitely trying to embrace the mess, chaos and sleepless nights…. I know they are fleeting.

Erin Grant
Erin Grant

June 05, 2021

Happy anniversary, and congratulations!! Love your dresses!!

Meredith Swiger
Meredith Swiger

June 05, 2021

Congratulations on SIX years!! We are so thankful to have found Dressie Jessie several years ago and have loved having you keep our little ones stylish!

Lucy Corker
Lucy Corker

June 05, 2021

Congratulations!!!

Heather King
Heather King

June 05, 2021

My son is 18 months old and I’m cherishing every little moment. The cute little smocks and Jon’s Jon’s I know will not be something he will want to wear in a few more years! So I’m letting my baby be little!!! Happy birthday Dressie Jessie smocking!

Tiffany Kosub
Tiffany Kosub

June 05, 2021

Love all the dresses I’ve ever ordered from here over the years, great quality. The dresses have all been handed down over the years to friends and family. I now have a little boy and am excited to see all the cute stuff I can find for him. Congratulations on 6 years!!

Caitlin
Caitlin

June 05, 2021

Congratulations! Loved reading your blog post and as a new mama of two young kids, what you said really got to me! Thank you for the reminder to cherish every second of these years while they’re little ❤️

Aubrey Steiner
Aubrey Steiner

June 05, 2021

Happy 6th birthday, Jessie Dressie Smocking! Thank you for being a part of beautiful memories dressing my children for Christmas, Baptisms, and the pumpkin patch! And thank you for your excellent customer service. You have a beautiful family, and your reminders about how fast our children grow are very poignant!

Lauren
Lauren

June 05, 2021

I love your site!

Sara Salvato
Sara Salvato

June 05, 2021

Happy 6 years!!! I couldn’t imagine our family pictures and holidays without our Dressie Jessie clothes!

Ashley Stovall
Ashley Stovall

June 05, 2021

Well, now I’m crying. That was beautiful! ♡ We love the dresses we have and can’t wait to get more!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

June 05, 2021

We absolutely love our smocked dresses from you! It is so great to see you continue to do what you love and get through a pandemic. We look forward to seeing more styles in the future :)

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