Win a Bread and Jam Dress for Christmas

Win a Bread and Jam Dress for Christmas

There’s a famous photo in the Whittle Family Archives.

You know how it is at Christmas – it’s the time of year you put your children into their Christmas jumpers, line them up and say, “Cheese!”

Back in the late 1970s, though, this was an annual challenge because I – even at two years old – knew that I did not want to wear a dress.

My Mum loves to tell the story of how all my brothers were lined up, in their Christmas jumpers, while I stood at the top of the stairs screaming, “I HATE YOU!” at my Mother for having the temerity to suggest that I should wear a frock.

And so the result was this photo.


That’s right. It’s me, aged two, with my three older brothers. If you look very, very closely you can see the pair of trousers I’m wearing underneath the dress. This was the only way my Mum could persuade me to pose for the picture.

Don’t I look happy? If you don’t count the scowl and the eyes that are just a l-ee-tle bit red around the edges from the INJUSTICE of it all. To be fair, though, that frock was something of a crime against fashion, even in the 70s…

Anyway, fast forward 30 years or so and I am raising my own little dress refuser.

Given the choice, Flea will always choose trousers and t-shirt over a dress. Although as she gets a little older, for a special occasion, she will consider wearing certain dresses. It has to be not too fussy, modern, nice and colourful, and the sort of dress you can wear and still get into mischief.

The good news (for me) is that I think we’ve found the perfect dress, which was sent to us by the lovely people at Bread and Jam. Their amazing range of pick a pocket dresses combine classic styling with fun colours, and retro patterns. Flea chose a navy blue and red dress and I think she looks absolutely gorgeous in it (yes, I’m a bit biased).


It’s made of corduroy so it’s nice and cosy, and we’ve found it washes really well. At £33, it’s a little more than the dresses we’d pick up on the high street, but the corduroy is lovely and warm, and we’ve found it washes well, so I’m confident Flea will get lots of months of wear out of it.

Anyway, Bread and Jam has given me the chance to give away one of their dresses to one lucky reader (subject to availability). All you have to do to enter is comment on this blog post telling me which dress from the website you’d like win – you can say “any” if you haven’t decided quite yet – and then complete the Rafflecopter widget to confirm your entry, and unlock the bonus entries.

Good luck!


a Rafflecopter giveaway



Competition Terms and Conditions: The giveaway is as specified on The giveaway will close at 11.59pm GMT on 14 Dec 2013. You must be over 18 and a UK resident to enter. The prize is one dress from the Bread and Jam website, subject to availability. There will be one winner, chosen at random from all eligible entries. The name of the winner will be added to this post after the closing date.  To enter, you must comment on the giveaway post. Entrants are entitled to up to three bonus entries if they like Who’s the Mummy on Facebook  and follow @swhittle on Twitter and subscribe to the email list. If we are unable to contact the winner within 48 hours by email, then the right to the prize is lost, and another winner will be selected.  The promoter’s decision is final, no cash alternative is available and no correspondence will be entered into. Promoter: Bread and Jam Ltd, 22b High Street Witney, Oxon OX28 6RB


Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the MAD Blog Awards and the Tots100, a community of almost 5,000 UK parent blogs. She is also a busy single Mum to Flea, the world's coolest seven year old.


  1. I’d be going for the Kaleidoscope one I reckon. For H, obviously… not me. (although their gingham apron dress is pretty special, and would fit me. heh!)
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  2. I’d like to win, Ahem I mean Squidge would like to win. Ever-Reddy. No! Fox-in-Sox. Oh wait no, Cementamente!
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  3. Lisa Sands says:

    Ever-Reddy, perfect for my little monkey and beautiful red and Christmassy too! :) xxx

  4. sarah edwards says:

    I’d love to win the Chandelier dress, So pretty!

  5. Ever-Reddy, I think – though any would be lovely!
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  6. Birdspotting – they’re all lovely though

  7. Tracy Nixon says:

    I’d love to win the Chandelier dress please!

  8. Alison Joyce says:

    Love the Green Russian dress such lovely colours

  9. Svetlana Lemantovic says:

    Chandelier dress,

  10. ever reddy

  11. Jackie ONeill says:

    Ever Reddy

  12. Lynsey Buchanan says:

    I love the ever reddy dress

  13. Ever-Reddy but they are all great

  14. Ashleigh Allan says:

    Ever REddy!

  15. Probably Fox in Socks. But I would let them choose which they like best.
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  16. Ever-reddy, I think…or maybe the tangerine one…ooh, decisions, decisions….
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  17. I like them all but I reckon Grace would go for the fox in socks!
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  18. The cementamente pick a pocket dress is the one I’d pick
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  19. Ooh. Birdspotting. Or Fox in Socks. Please. Thanks

  20. All so gorgeous, love the Turkish Delight and Birdspotting

  21. Green Russian, though they’re all stunning :)
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  22. My little girly would love beautiful in the chandelier style!

  23. Birdspotting is lovely – although I would need Emmy to choose herself as at 3 she will only wear clothes she has chosen :(
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  24. I adore the Green Russian dress, my girl would grow into it.
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  25. Rebecca Beesley says:

    love the bird spotting design x (Rebecca Beesley)

  26. I’d love the Circus Runaway dress!
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  27. Cheryl Kean says:

    i love lemon squeezy x

  28. It has to be the Fox- In -Socks dress.

    (Uber cute Sally aged 2 btw)
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  29. Summer Hill

  30. Martina Pichova says:

    Turkish Delight (7-8 years) would be lovely

  31. Spencer Broadley says:

    The Birdspotting dress

  32. catherine durkin says:

    i love lemon squeezy

  33. Dorota Amellal says:
  34. Heheh “dress refuser” classic.
    I love that at 2 you’ve already perfected that wry look of slight disdain that I love about you ;)
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  35. Lemon Squeezy. It’s fab :-)

  36. katrina day-reilly says:


  37. Zoe Williams says:

    I’d like the tartan sky dress for my little girl

  38. I love the Turkish delight for Rebecca and Bird Spotting for Caitlyn. Dresses to suit all. Love that they are made in Wales. :-)
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  39. Oooh what gorgeous designs. I would love Turkish delight or bird spotting please!

  40. Laura Pritchard says:

    The Anenome runaway dress!

  41. liz ferguson says:

    Birdspotting is so cute!

  42. sarah rees says:

    fox in socks

  43. emma falvi says:
  44. Kate Duckmanton says:

    Valentina – my little girl would love it!

  45. Samantha J says:

    I’d love to win the Chandelier dress

  46. They are all so adorable.
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  47. The green Russian is lovely!

  48. Fox in socks – but I reserve the right to change my mind
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  49. Chandalier Dress

  50. Rachel Craig says:


  51. claire woods says:

    Graphite / dark grey corduroy.

  52. Rachel Smith says:

    any :)

  53. Lynn Heath says:

    Help I cant decide….. better say ANY!!!!

  54. Christopher Millward says:

    Turkish delight or Green Russian!

  55. Michelle Clarke says:

    Ever ready. It looks so festive it would be perfect. Gorgeous dress

  56. clair downham says:

    turkish delight but they are all fab

  57. Ever-Reddy

  58. Caroline Hemple says:

    I love them all but I think the Green Russian is my favourite.

  59. Melanie Dye says:

    I love birdspotting

  60. I love Turkish delight x

  61. I love the Fox In Socks though If I won I suppose BG should choose
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  62. The Evereddy dress is gorgeous – lovely and Christmassy ! x

  63. charlotte qualter says:

    i like the peacock blue ever reddy dress

  64. lara davis says:

    Love the Kaleidoscope dress

  65. The Turkish Delight one – yum!

  66. Victoria Connolly says:

    any I can’t decide!

  67. Rachel McMillan says:


  68. Tammy Tudor says:

    i love the lemon squeezy one! :)

  69. Carrie Hamilton says:

    The ever ready dress is awesome! :)

  70. I think K would like ‘Easy Pickings’

    (I can’t believe your mum passed on the opportunity to get ALL of you in matching jumpers)
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  71. alison johnson says:

    Circus runaway x

  72. We love all the bread and jam dresses! Yum yum gorgeous!

  73. Catherine Bell says:

    The turkish delight dress

  74. Mickie Bull says:

    Minted Apron Dress

  75. Fox in socks….. Or Turkish delight

  76. Emma Collins says:
  77. Ever Reddy is adorable!
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  78. Amy Ripley says:

    Bread and Jam Dresses

  79. Claire Eadie says:

    I love the Birdspotting dress x

  80. Green Russian (predictably!)
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  81. I like the new deep red one although they are all lovely.
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  82. Ever-Reddy is so lovely!
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  83. The Green Russian is lovely!
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  84. So hard to choose but I think my favourite is the Runaway Dress in Fishbowl
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  85. ev appleby-gill says:

    Any …love them both

  86. Fox in Socks is my favourite, so cute! x
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  87. Lucy Mayer says:

    Adore the Valentina, although with twins I’m not sure which additional one I’d get!

  88. I love them all, but most are sold out in my daughters size … .so I chose this one :-)

  89. I love the bird spotting one, although they are all gorgeous.

  90. Ever Reddy

  91. The Turkish Delight dress is lovely!
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  92. Sharon mead says:

    green russian

  93. Clint Howat says:

    Graphite / dark grey corduroy.

  94. caroline cordery says:


  95. donna clinton says:

    Ever Reddy

  96. Kelly Hooper says:

    The tartan sky pick a pocket dress is fab! my daughter won’t wear dresses and wont wear anything that has pink or purple on it! But this one I might actually get her into as its still quite tomboyish

  97. Ruth Palmer says:

    I love them all, but will have to say ‘valentina’ as my daughter is really girly and likes anything to do with hearts.

  98. Zoe Roxby says:

    I love the Cementamente Dress

  99. I like Birdspotting

  100. Helen Talboys says:

    Turkish Delight dress, my little girl loves anything pink :)

  101. Chandelier dress

  102. Joanna Sawka says:

    Ever-Reddy Dress

  103. Phyllis Ellett says:

    Ever Ready for us please


    Easy Pickings

  105. leanne williams says:

    I’d love to win the Chandelier dress, So pretty!

  106. Fox-In-Socks looks nice

  107. Janine Atkin says:

    id love the fox in socks dress

  108. olivia kirby says:

    I like Kaleidoscope

  109. clair dutton says:

    love the chandelier dress

  110. Kerry Kilmister says:

    I love the Chandelier dress. So would my daughter

  111. Trudi Walsh says:

    Cementamente Dress

  112. jodie harvey says:

    easy pickings :)

  113. Cat Williams says:

    I love the Green Russian dress

  114. Isabelle Smith says:


  115. Charlotte Jones says:

    fox in socks is beautiful – would pick that one

  116. Becky Shorting says:

    the ever reddy for a 2 year old so cute!

  117. angela sandhu says:

    not sure, maybe ever reddy

  118. Jacqueline Roberts says:

    Fox in socks or bird watching

  119. Nicky atkins says:

    Chandelier dress

  120. Gary Topley says:

    Ever-Ready x

  121. Dessallara says:

    the Turkish Delight :)

  122. claire little says:

    my little one would love the fox in socks one

  123. jen jackson says:

    fox in socks

  124. gemma clark says:

    I would let my daughter choose

  125. Natalie White says:

    I love the Bird Spotting one!

  126. Amanda Milton says:

    Turkish Delight,my 5 year old cousin would love it

  127. The Bird Spotting Dress is very cute.

  128. rebecca courtney says:

    im undecided yet i think id let my little one choose herself

  129. nat eveleigh says:

    the ever reddy dress :)

  130. Leanne Pollitt says:

    My daughter would love the Valentina

  131. julie baxter says:

    ever reddy looks fab

  132. Natalie Crossan says:

    the turkish delight :)

  133. Champaklal Lad says:

    ever ready

  134. Maureen Millward says:

    Green Russian