October 16, 2016
Hi, I'm Jessie! Welcome to my first blog post!
As Dressie Jessie Smocking has grown, I decided it would be fun to have a blog where I could share sneak peeks, behind the scenes pictures, customer reviews, and whatever else fun comes to mind.
First, let me share a little about myself. My name is Jessie, and I'm married to my high school sweetheart, Rhett. We live in Hanover, VA (just outside of Richmond) and have 4 children: Nathan, Matt, Andrew, and Caroline.
My love of traditional, southern clothing goes way back. And, I mean way back! This was written by my mom in my "baby book" (remember when moms had time to write in those?!) back in 1982 (don't do the math, lol).
Okay, now you know I was a gumdrop in my 2nd grade play, lol. #goals
My sweet mom was perfectly content to let my little sister spend her days in sleepers and nightgowns. I can remember pleading with her to "dress her up!" Smocked dresses, matching bonnets... every day deserved a special outfit. All these years later, I still believe that. Seeing children dressed like children, especially when it includes sweet smocking, fun appliqués, or monogramming, just makes my heart happy!
The hashtag #letthembelittle is so popular, but so true. Time passes quickly. It seems like yesterday I was dressing Nathan, my oldest, in cute little jon-jons, and now he's a senior in high school.
Anyway, lots more to share about myself and how Dressie Jessie Smocking came to be, but I'll save that for future posts. For now, I'll leave you with a sneak peek of a very special Christmas dress that is coming tomorrow (Tuesday, October 18th). It will be in stock (yes!) and will go live on the website around 1:00 pm ET and then hit social media (Instagram and Facebook) Tuesday night at 9:00 ET. To tell you I'm excited would be an understatement!
See you back here next Monday! In the meantime, I would LOVE it if you'd leave a comment saying, "hi!"
October 19, 2016
Good for you, Jessie! I’ll look forward to reading your blog. The clothes are adorable.
Your Grandma (my Aunt Teenty) told me when you were quite small that you had the beauty and bearing of a model, glad you are fulfilling your dreams in the fashion industry!
October 18, 2016
I am so happy for you that you are doing what you love and were meant to do! If Maggie were little, I would be shopping next door! :). Best wishes to you as your business grows and grows!
I share that love of sweet smocks and appliqués, and adore seeing children dressed in them! My little girl loves her Dressie Jessie outfits we have!
October 17, 2016
Natalie, there are so many cute shoe options. If I had to choose a favorite, I think it would be FootMates!
Hi! I love all of your girls’ clothing! What are your favorite shoes to pair with knee socks and dresses? Thanks!
Hi. I love your clothing. So cute! Your “model” makes them even more fun to wear.
So proud of you! Love your first blog post! Can’t wait to read & see more!
Ginger, everything can be seen on my website, here—
I would love to see all the outfits you Have for sale. How do I find them?
What a perfect start to your blog! Love this story and true love of creating beautiful clothing for childrenow! Thank you for making clothing mom’s that love to dress up our girls!
I love all your stuff. So cute!!!!!
I love this!!! And I love your beautiful things:)
We adore our Dressie Jessie outfits and appreciate your super sweet customer service as well!
I fell in love with Dressie Jessie when I bought my little girl her dress for preschool!! I am born and raised and the South and truly love your clothing line❤️?
Dressie Jessie Smocking is a favorite in our house! The sweet owner is icing on the cake when ordering;) Happy to have met you, Jessie!
Love you!! ?
We love Dressie Jessie! You’ve always been kind in interactions and quick to respond and ship. Excited to see this dress! ?
Hi!!! Love the blog and the clothing. Great job :-)
I can’t wait to see the front of that dress!! We love our Dressie Jessie clothes!! (Our Mallard bubble comes today and I can’t wait!!)
Thanks for sharing!
I’m glad you think I’m sweet! We are proud of you and Dressie Jessie Smocking!
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October 15, 2018
Shortly after Dressie Jessie Smocking began, my eyes and heart became open to the beauty of international adoption. My life has been blessed beyond measure as I watch this community of families open their hearts and homes to orphans around the world. (And to me, that's what they are...a community. The love and support they show one another is the most beautiful thing. It truly is).
May 31, 2018
January 15, 2018
Dressie Jessie Smocking began in May 2015 as a small idea based on a big dream. I had no idea what was in store, and when I look at where we are today I am completely humbled and grateful. Not only do I get to do what I love, but Dressie Jessie Smocking has allowed me to connect with people across the world in ways I would have never imagined.