First Blog Post & Sneak Peek!

October 16, 2016 20 Comments

First Blog Post & Sneak Peek!

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!"

 




20 Responses

Susan
Susan

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!

Tara Sobel
Tara Sobel

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!

Hayley
Hayley

October 18, 2016

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!

Dressie Jessie Smocking
Dressie Jessie Smocking

October 17, 2016

Natalie, there are so many cute shoe options. If I had to choose a favorite, I think it would be FootMates!

Natalie
Natalie

October 17, 2016

Hi! I love all of your girls’ clothing! What are your favorite shoes to pair with knee socks and dresses? Thanks!

Rose Bailey
Rose Bailey

October 17, 2016

Hi. I love your clothing. So cute! Your “model” makes them even more fun to wear.

Erin
Erin

October 17, 2016

So proud of you! Love your first blog post! Can’t wait to read & see more!

Dressie Jessie Smocking
Dressie Jessie Smocking

October 17, 2016

Ginger, everything can be seen on my website, here—
www.dressiejessiesmocking.com

Ginger Helms
Ginger Helms

October 17, 2016

I would love to see all the outfits you Have for sale. How do I find them?

Jessica Robertson
Jessica Robertson

October 17, 2016

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!
Hugs! Jessica

TEri
TEri

October 17, 2016

I love all your stuff. So cute!!!!!

Joanna Parrish
Joanna Parrish

October 17, 2016

I love this!!! And I love your beautiful things:)

Amanda
Amanda

October 17, 2016

We adore our Dressie Jessie outfits and appreciate your super sweet customer service as well!

Jennifer Holley
Jennifer Holley

October 17, 2016

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❤️?

Brooke Fulwider
Brooke Fulwider

October 17, 2016

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!

Jessica
Jessica

October 17, 2016

Love you!! ?

Sarah
Sarah

October 17, 2016

We love Dressie Jessie! You’ve always been kind in interactions and quick to respond and ship. Excited to see this dress! ?

Amanda Peace
Amanda Peace

October 17, 2016

Hi!!! Love the blog and the clothing. Great job :-)

Elizabeth Feldpausch
Elizabeth Feldpausch

October 17, 2016

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!

Becky
Becky

October 17, 2016

I’m glad you think I’m sweet! We are proud of you and Dressie Jessie Smocking!

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