Little British Style

Little British Style: The Princess & The Frock


Last week Willow received her beautiful bespoke handmade Christmas dress from The Princess and the Frock. The Princess and the Frock offer handmade, ethically produced, beautiful designs for children aged 0-7 years. You can chose from a wide selection direct from their website or chose the option for a made to measure garment. Claire the wonderful woman behind the brand also offers bespoke dresses and this is the route we chose to go down with Willow’s dress.

The bespoke dress is the perfect option if you have a particular colour, idea or style in mind. After a full discussion around style, fabric, colour and design Claire can tailor make the dress of your/ your child’s dreams. I told Claire I was looking for a bright and colourful dress, as we are now entering the cooler months I also asked that it be a dress we could easily layer. We are attempting to teach Willow how to dress herself so I wanted the dress easy to put on and take off. Finally I let her know we’d be needing size 3-4 years. Claire, now full of ideas went away to look for the perfect fabric to accompany what we had decided would be a pinafore style dress.


Claire came back to me with not one, not two but seven different fabric choices, might I add seven different gorgeous fabric choices, to say it was difficult to pick a favourite would be an understatement. And I really couldn’t pick, so I let Claire know my favourite three and asked her to surprise me with one.

Once she had received the fabric she contacted me to let me know, this way I would have a rough idea of how long it would be until Willow’s dress would arrive. Claire however also had a ‘curveball’ to throw at me, she knew I’m a bit of a Christmas fanatic and had just received a new wonderful bright Christmas fabric and wanted to know if we fancied a Christmas themed dress instead…. I think I just about bit her arm off! I literally could not resist the stunning Christmas fabric, and I just knew Willow would love it too.


Within 5 days of confirming fabric choice, dress style and size I received a very exciting email to say the dress was ready to go in the post, I think I might have squealed with excitement!!

The dress arrived carefully wrapped in white tissue paper with their brand logo stickers attached, I think I got a little over excited unwrapping over on my Instagram stories so I am sorry if any ears were hurt whilst watching! I hadn’t realised that the dress would not only come fully lined, but fully lined in red polkadots!! The fabric is beautifully soft (and even my Mum commented on how brilliant she thought the quality was), the colours were brighter and the print even cuter than I could’ve possibly imagined.

Luckily, and unsurprisingly Willow was just as pleased with her new dress as I was. I had it hanging on the door ready for when she finished nursery and she could not wait to try it on.

It superbly fits all the requirements for the perfect bespoke dress and I could not be happier with the finished result. Willow has already been out and about in it aplenty and usually doesn’t want to take it off before bed. Its proving to be the ideal dress for this Autumnal weather as we can easily layer with a vest and long sleeve tee then top with a cardigan. It even looks ridiculously cute teamed with a pair of wellies and Willow has really put the dress through its paces by successfully climbing a tree whilst wearing it.

How do you fancy winning a beautiful Winter/ Christmas dress for your little one? The Princess and the Frock are giving one lucky winner the gorgeous prize of their ‘Alayna Fae’ dress available in sizes 0-7 years. If you’d like to enter all you need to do is complete the Rafflecopter Giveaway form below.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

I really hope whoever wins loves their dress as much as we love Willow’s, I cannot wait for her to wear it many more times over the coming months and I’m keeping my fingers crossed she may even fit it next Winter too.

Head over to The Princess and the Frock website if you’d like to see all of their wonderful designs and show this wonderful British Brand some love over on Facebook and Instagram too. They also currently have a stunning limited edition jersey range out featuring both dresses and leggings, exclusively available at Florrie and Max.

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    22nd October 2016 at 8:08 am

    Aw this is adorable!! Willow wears cool clothes so well and you guys made a great fabric choice Twiiiinkle

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    Thelma Booth
    22nd October 2016 at 11:06 am

    Willow looks gorgeous in her dress xx

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    Kirsty - winnettes
    23rd October 2016 at 10:04 am

    This is such a cute dress! I love the print

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    Lucy At Home
    23rd October 2016 at 10:48 pm

    What a gorgeous print! Perfect for the cooler months. And such a lovely photo of her climbing the tree too. She looks so happy – do I detect a TWINKLE in her eye?! Hehe

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    Heather Keet
    24th October 2016 at 9:06 am

    Such a gorgeous design! #bigpinklink

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    24th October 2016 at 9:22 am

    what beautiful prints and beautiful pictures! I would have loved these when mine were small #BigPinkLink

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    Emma Island Living 365
    24th October 2016 at 9:42 am

    That’s a gorgeous dress. I love the print 🙂 #MarvMondays

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    24th October 2016 at 10:03 am

    This is a gorgeous dress, shame I don’t have a little girl to buy one for!

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    24th October 2016 at 10:04 am

    #bigpinklink (forgot to add it in!)

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    Kirsty - Winnettes
    24th October 2016 at 10:05 am

    I’ve already entered! Totally love it.

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    Mrs Morgan Plus 3
    24th October 2016 at 10:51 am

    what a lovely dress 🙂 I think daughter would love a dress like this for herself will definitely be entering the giveaway xx #bigpinklink

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    24th October 2016 at 10:52 am

    That dress is gorgeous – I love a good christmas print! I’d love to win the other dress to really make my niece twinkle at christmas #marvmondays

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      24th October 2016 at 10:55 am

      I’m having a blonde moment – I meant #bigpinklink !!!

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    24th October 2016 at 11:09 am

    That is a really fabulous wee dress. She is rocking it with the wellies! Wonder do they deliver to Ireland! #BigPinkLink

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    Baby Anon
    24th October 2016 at 11:15 am

    That dress is gorgeous, and the pics are fab. I love the lining too – and I get soooo excited about parcels that come nicely wrapped 🙂 #bigpinklink

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    Five little doves
    24th October 2016 at 11:38 am

    We love the princess and the frock! Her dresses are just beautiful and so many gorgeous fabrics! I’ve got my fingers crossed to win this!! #bigpinklink

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    Kayla Loves
    24th October 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Aww! She looks so adorable! #bigpinklink

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    Andrea @ Topsy Turvy Tribe
    24th October 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Gorgeous design really suits your daughter! #bigpinklink

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    24th October 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Lovely dress ! twinkle

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    24th October 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Ah I love that dress! and your daughter is sooo cute!! #bigpinkplink

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    This Mum's Life
    24th October 2016 at 1:27 pm

    It’s just so pretty!!!! The fabric is beautiful, and really subtly Christmassy too, and not garishly Christmassy, that you wouldn’t be able to wear on any other day than Christmas itself! And of course, Willow looks just gorgeous in it! I have entered the giveaway, I don’t have a daughter, but I like to buy for my cousin’s little girl, and she would love this!

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    24th October 2016 at 1:41 pm

    I don’t know how to naturally include ‘twinkle’ so I’ll just get it out the way here. I love the dresses! So cool!


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    Kirsten Toyne
    24th October 2016 at 1:45 pm

    this is so lovely. I have two boys and occasionally wistfully look at the girls clothes as they are so lovely compared to the mini mens clothes for boys.

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    Kirsten Toyne
    24th October 2016 at 1:46 pm

    sorry- #bigpinklink

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    Mess and Merlot
    24th October 2016 at 2:26 pm

    What a cutie! Georgous print, a very special dress 🙂 #BigPinkLink

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    24th October 2016 at 2:51 pm

    This dress is stunning, aswell as yoir daughter. I’ve liked the page so will be having a look for my four year old x

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    Nadia - ScandiMummy
    24th October 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Love these dresses! I need a girl 🙂 Love the photos too, especially the one in the tree. Sorry you’ve had a stressful week though. Hope this one will be better and your hubby is well again.

    Nadia – Scandimummy x

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    Kellie - Hooray for Moms
    24th October 2016 at 3:43 pm

    What an adorable dress, and even more adorable little model!

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    Brandi Puga
    24th October 2016 at 4:31 pm

    Beautiful frock1 I wish my daughter was younger so i could get her in one, she is currently a fashionista and won’t wear anything that doesn’t include sparkly jeans, sandals, and flowy top…. #bigpinklink

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    Holly B
    24th October 2016 at 7:32 pm

    What a beautiful dress! I would love one for my daughter. Thanks for the chance. Twinkle twinkle little star. #bigpinklink

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    24th October 2016 at 7:49 pm

    These dresses are so pretty! Love it with the boots! Thanks for hosting #BigPinkLink

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    The Tale of Mummyhood
    24th October 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Love it! My daughter need that dress!


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    Katherine Betts
    24th October 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Oh doesn’t she look adorable?! Lovely photos and great dress. #bigpinklink

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    Nursery Whines
    24th October 2016 at 9:07 pm

    It is a lovely dress and she looks adorable with her wellies on. My daughter always gets the most unwashable stains on her best clothes so I can’t help seeing it covered in raspberry juice. #bigpinklink

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    Mindful Mummy Mission
    24th October 2016 at 10:32 pm

    A gorgeous girl in a very pretty dress – love the photos. #bigpinklink x

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    Lianne harris
    24th October 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Aww willow looks so cute in the dress, and she looks so comfortable in it also!

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    Michelle Twin Mum
    25th October 2016 at 12:07 am

    Gorgeous, I love it. How nice to get a dress that sis personal for your little one. Fab fabric choice. Mich x #BigPinkLInk

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    Alana - Burnished Chaos
    25th October 2016 at 6:50 am

    Wow, gorgeous dress for a gorgeous girl. I love that the lining is red polka dots too, so cute!

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    Mrs Sock
    25th October 2016 at 8:50 am

    I love @princessandthefrock so much. Excellent quality, fab customer service and pretty but functional. My little one would definitely twinkle in a new dress!

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    Katie Bedwell
    25th October 2016 at 8:51 am

    We have had several gorgeous dresses from princess and the frock. Add a twinkle to our photos x

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    From Day Dot
    25th October 2016 at 9:05 am

    What a fab service! And the dress is so cute, lovely to have something bespoke as a treat, the print is gorgeous #bigpinklink

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    25th October 2016 at 9:52 am

    I can’t think of a sentence that involves the word ‘twinkle’ … 😉 what a beautiful dress and your daughter is so, so cute. #BigPinkLink

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    Chilli Regina
    25th October 2016 at 10:37 am

    Lovely dress. Beautiful photos and beautiful model:)

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    Rachel George
    25th October 2016 at 10:41 am

    Gorgeous dress and model. Sadly I have no little girls to dress up! #bigpinklink

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    kristin mccarthy
    25th October 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Oh that is adorable- and look comfy too!

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    Alison (MadHouseMum)
    25th October 2016 at 1:44 pm

    What a great idea! A gorgeous choice of fabric and I love the polkadots underneath. Alison x #bigpinklink

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    Rhyming with Wine
    25th October 2016 at 1:51 pm

    I’ve been admiring this gorgeous little dress over on IG – it’s beautiful, and I love the Christmas print. It’s pretty without being garish and tacky as so many Christmas prints can be. Beautiful pics and it teams so well with those fab wellies! x Thanks for hosting #bigpinklink

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    25th October 2016 at 3:20 pm

    What a pretty little dress! #BigPinkLink

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    Tooting Mama
    25th October 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Oooh that is a gorgeous dress. I love the scandi Christmas prints it’s so beautiful! What a lucky little one to get a bespoke dress!

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    Rachel - Volcano Mama
    25th October 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Awww how sweet! What a lovely fabric – love the reindeer! #bigpinklink

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    thishappenedtometoday (Michelle)
    25th October 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Beautiful dress, I also love that it’s subtlety Christmassy! I will check out the site for my daughter too.
    Thanks for hosting

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    25th October 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Dress is really beautiful I would like to take part in that giveaway but I have a boy:D

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    25th October 2016 at 11:49 pm

    This is very cute!! Fingers crossed!! Twinkle twinkle xxx⭐️⭐️

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    26th October 2016 at 11:37 am

    Looks beautiful! Mine are too old for this but would make a lovely gift! xx#bigpinklink

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    26th October 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Gorgeous dress and love it with the fab wellies. Just beautiful xx #bigpinklink

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    Alien GC
    26th October 2016 at 5:53 pm

    A long standing Princess and the Frock fan here. Always gives me a wee twinkle in my eye when people comment how fab the dresses are and I always pass on their details accordingly. I’m also a massive flower fairy fan xx

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    Susan Mann
    28th October 2016 at 12:15 am

    What a beautiful design. We are big Princess and the Frock fans here, I’ve ordered a few princess ones for Aria. They are unusual and well made. Love them. Such a cutie you have. x

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    Kevin Honey
    28th October 2016 at 1:08 am

    My granddaughters sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star all the time!

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    Angie McDonald
    28th October 2016 at 5:12 am

    My niece will be sure to have a ‘twinkle’ in her eye when she see sthe print on this dress! She’ll adore it!

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    28th October 2016 at 6:34 am

    Pretty dress, think this would put a twinkle in grandaughter eyes

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    Sue McCarthy
    28th October 2016 at 7:26 am

    I don’t have any children but would love to win this prize to donate to charity, to go to Romania. Would be lovely to make a little girl with hardly any clothes sparkle & twinkle in this pretty dress!

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    28th October 2016 at 7:46 am

    Pretty dress for every little twinkle 🙂

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    Wendy Becker
    28th October 2016 at 7:56 am


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    Joanna Ford
    28th October 2016 at 10:17 am

    What a beautiful dress with a real twinkle about it! Thanks!

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    kelly morgan
    28th October 2016 at 10:20 am

    great prize – twinkle.

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    28th October 2016 at 10:25 am

    I love this sparkly fairy dress – my daughter would be sure to twinkle at Christmas parties!

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    Tracy Nixon
    28th October 2016 at 11:11 am

    Such a pretty dress ans what a gorgeous little model with a ‘twinkle’ in her eye!

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    Sheila Hodgson
    28th October 2016 at 11:15 am

    This beautiful dress would put a twinkle into any Mum’s eye (and maybe a tear!)

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    28th October 2016 at 11:50 am

    Such a beautiful dress, it would bring out the twinkle in any little girls eyes

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    carol boffey
    28th October 2016 at 12:26 pm

    lovely dress

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    28th October 2016 at 12:50 pm

    This would definitely make my daughter twinkle 🙂

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    Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog)
    28th October 2016 at 12:54 pm

    I love seeing the children’s twinkle in their eye on Christmas day.

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    28th October 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Twinkle twinkle little star your so beautiful yes you are! ⭐️❤️️ (Mom sayings) ❤️️

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    Lauren Fox
    28th October 2016 at 2:33 pm

    So cute! Its’ impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you aren’t feeling twinkly yourself – Roald Dahl

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    Tracey Foley
    28th October 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Well, what a fabulous prize. I’d certainly twinkle seeing my baby girl in this!

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    Rachel Craig
    28th October 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star is a popular Nursery Rhyme.

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    Keith Hunt
    28th October 2016 at 4:19 pm

    ‘twinkle’ Nice for a friends child

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    Kim Neville
    28th October 2016 at 7:21 pm

    gorgeous dress made to twinkle

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    M Harvey
    28th October 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Oh my god so lovey

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    Emma Middleton
    28th October 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Twinkle, great prize, good luck everyone ☺

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    emma walters
    28th October 2016 at 8:27 pm

    stunning dress, would love to see my little girl twinkle in it this xmas x

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    Teresa Sheldon
    28th October 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Twinkle, Twinkle what a gorgeous dress

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    sarah kirby
    28th October 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Wow what a gorgeous dress, out granddaughter would certainly twinkle bright dressed in it.

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    Lucy D
    28th October 2016 at 9:15 pm

    I love this dress – the fabric is beautiful and subtly festive ( with a twinkle). My 4 year old daughter would love it too.

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    Tee simpson
    28th October 2016 at 9:55 pm

    Winning this dress would give my daughter an extra twinkle in her smile

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    28th October 2016 at 11:42 pm

    How gorgeous! My little twinkle star would love this 😉

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    29th October 2016 at 9:31 am

    Such a pretty dress! I adore the pattern and your right about how cute it looks with wellies!! #bigpinklink

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    Cal at Family Makes
    29th October 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Such a gorgeous dress, and I love how you’ve teamed it with wellies too! So very cute! #BigPinkLink

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    Lisa Pomerantz
    30th October 2016 at 11:06 am

    Oh how my littles woudl love this! And the Mrs too! Lovely! #BigPinkLink

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    Jordanne | Thelifeofaglasgowgirl
    30th October 2016 at 10:53 pm

    I love the title of your post! It’s so good. I think a bespoke dress is an amazing idea, I love your choice too. Such cute pictures #bigpinklink

    Jordanne ||

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    Crummy Mummy
    31st October 2016 at 9:43 am

    This is gorgeous – so sorry I missed it! Love the print! #bigpinklink

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