BIRTHDAY BASH Review: Bella Jean Boutique

I love for Raileigh to wear pretty and unique dresses. In fact, I really enjoy creating them for her myself. However, time usually does not allow for me to make dresses as often as I would like. So, I turn to other seamstresses who have a similar eye for design.

That is how I became familiar with Bella Jean Boutique. This beautiful online shop specializes in custom handmade clothing for children. Each and every design is bold, eye catching, and absolutely stunning. What impresses me just as much as the clothing itself is the story behind the shop.

We are twin sisters, Veronica and Victoria, who love to sew. Our mom taught us to sew when we were 6 years old but we didn’t care for it much. A couple of years ago we picked it up again and began to sew dresses for ourselves and our friends. Because sewing was enjoyable and we were excelling, we decided to start a business. We wanted to make toddler clothing that was unique from what you could find in a regular store, and also custom made to fit perfectly using fabric our customers liked. About six months ago, we began selling online and set up a little shop on our front porch so anyone driving by could stop and see what we do. Now we are 19 years old and sewing is still very, very exciting. We just finished building a boutique shop filled with custom baby and toddler apparel along with gifts, jewelry, and quilts. We hope our shop becomes your favorite store for your toddler and gift items.

Yes, the ladies behind this shop are just 19 years old! I was quite impressed with their determination and focus.

Of course, I was quite interested in their line of clothing for toddler girls. In particular, they had a beautiful pillowcase dress that I loved and knew would look fantastic on Raileigh. Pillowcase dresses are incredibly versatile, and are great to be worn alone in summer and layered with a shirt underneath in winter. Sadly, the girls informed me that they had just sold the last of the pillowcase dresses that very day. But… they offered to make one in similar fabrics just for Raileigh. After seeing how well they coordinated fabrics and the original designs they had created, that was an offer I could not refuse!

I could not wait to see the dress myself. I knew what the general style of the dress would be, but not exactly what it would look like. Veronica kept me up to date on the progress of the dress, and I grew even more anxious to see it! When it arrived, it was immediately evident that it had been well worth the wait.

The two fabrics that they chose for the dress were not ones I would have thought to pair together. However, I absolutely loved the look that the combination created! The quality of the workmanship in the dress is amazing. Every seam has a serged finish which gives a very professional appearance. The bottom of the dress features a double ruffle, and I am quite impressed at how well the lines in the fabric line up in the two ruffles. I have no idea how they made it this perfectly, but it definitely looks amazing.

I could not wait to get Raileigh in to her beautiful new dress. It’s cooling off here a bit, but it’s still pretty warm. So, I didn’t put a shirt underneath the dress the first time she wore it. I love the free and flowy look of the dress. It’s not restricting, and still allows her to play and do everything she would like to. I also really like that the fabrics used in the dress really match Raileigh’s personality. They are bright, bold, and fun, just like she is!

Now, that I have seen firsthand just how talented the twins are, I know I will be returning to Bella Jean Boutique in the future. In addition to toddler girl clothing, there are some other great creations for sale as well.

  • Babies
  • Toddler Boy
  • Hand Knit Sweaters
  • Hats and Booties
  • Toys
  • Bibs, Burp Cloths, and Blankets
  • Flower Girl Dresses
  • Children’s Shop
  • Custom Adult Suits and Dresses
  • Home Decor
  • Costumes

That’s right- Bella Jean Boutique doesn’t just make children’s clothing. They can actually outfit your entire family. Whether it be for a wedding or other formal event, or even just for some casual pictures on the beach, Bella Jean Boutique has you covered. If you have a dream dress in your head, but can’t find it anywhere, then get in touch with Veronica and Victoria. Chances are they can make that dream dress a reality.

Don’t forget to bookmark Bella Jean Boutique so that you can stay up to date with any of their new creations. Plus, you’ll know just where to go for any of your custom clothing needs! Also find the twins on Facebook and their blog.

No monetary compensation was received for this post. A handmade dress was provided to me for review. All opinions expressed above are my own.


  1. Jeanie says:

    Wow! Raleigh’s dress is adorable! I especially like the double ruffles at the bottom. She looks like she’s having so much fun by just wearing the dress! I don’t have kids of my own but one day if I have a little girl I will definitely be dressing her in pillowcase dresses! =)

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