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 Tots100, Trips100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 communities, along with the MAD Blog Awards. She spends a bit too much time on the Internet. She’s also a very happy Mum to Flea, the world’s coolest ten year old.

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  1. 25th November 2013 / 4:34 pm

    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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  2. Lisa Sands
    25th November 2013 / 4:38 pm

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

  3. sarah edwards
    25th November 2013 / 4:49 pm

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

  4. Tracy Nixon
    25th November 2013 / 7:09 pm

    I’d love to win the Chandelier dress please!

  5. Alison Joyce
    25th November 2013 / 7:29 pm

    Love the Green Russian dress such lovely colours

  6. Svetlana Lemantovic
    25th November 2013 / 7:34 pm

    Chandelier dress,

  7. Sarah
    25th November 2013 / 7:38 pm

    ever reddy

  8. Jackie ONeill
    25th November 2013 / 7:43 pm

    Ever Reddy

  9. Lynsey Buchanan
    25th November 2013 / 7:51 pm

    I love the ever reddy dress

  10. Jo Jones
    25th November 2013 / 8:06 pm

    Ever-Reddy but they are all great

  11. Ashleigh Allan
    25th November 2013 / 8:07 pm

    Ever REddy!

  12. Sam
    25th November 2013 / 9:52 pm

    Ooh. Birdspotting. Or Fox in Socks. Please. Thanks

  13. Mia
    25th November 2013 / 10:02 pm

    All so gorgeous, love the Turkish Delight and Birdspotting

  14. 25th November 2013 / 10:34 pm

    My little girly would love beautiful in the chandelier style!

  15. Rebecca Beesley
    25th November 2013 / 11:34 pm

    love the bird spotting design x (Rebecca Beesley)

  16. Cheryl Kean
    25th November 2013 / 11:56 pm

    i love lemon squeezy x

  17. Kat Lucas
    26th November 2013 / 3:17 am

    Summer Hill

  18. Martina Pichova
    26th November 2013 / 7:11 am

    Turkish Delight (7-8 years) would be lovely

  19. Spencer Broadley
    26th November 2013 / 9:42 am

    The Birdspotting dress

  20. catherine durkin
    26th November 2013 / 10:07 am

    i love lemon squeezy

  21. Jaz
    26th November 2013 / 10:25 am

    Lemon Squeezy. It’s fab 🙂

  22. katrina day-reilly
    26th November 2013 / 10:27 am


  23. Zoe Williams
    26th November 2013 / 11:31 am

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

  24. Bongi
    26th November 2013 / 12:59 pm

    Oooh what gorgeous designs. I would love Turkish delight or bird spotting please!

  25. Laura Pritchard
    26th November 2013 / 1:19 pm

    The Anenome runaway dress!

  26. liz ferguson
    26th November 2013 / 2:09 pm

    Birdspotting is so cute!

  27. sarah rees
    26th November 2013 / 2:28 pm

    fox in socks

  28. Kate Duckmanton
    26th November 2013 / 3:24 pm

    Valentina – my little girl would love it!

  29. Samantha J
    26th November 2013 / 3:38 pm

    I’d love to win the Chandelier dress

  30. Claire D
    26th November 2013 / 7:54 pm

    Chandalier Dress

  31. Rachel Craig
    26th November 2013 / 8:21 pm


  32. claire woods
    26th November 2013 / 8:24 pm

    Graphite / dark grey corduroy.

  33. Rachel Smith
    26th November 2013 / 8:33 pm

    any 🙂

  34. Lynn Heath
    26th November 2013 / 8:52 pm

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

  35. Christopher Millward
    26th November 2013 / 8:57 pm

    Turkish delight or Green Russian!

  36. Michelle Clarke
    26th November 2013 / 9:01 pm

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

  37. clair downham
    26th November 2013 / 9:58 pm

    turkish delight but they are all fab

  38. Anna
    26th November 2013 / 10:51 pm


  39. Caroline Hemple
    27th November 2013 / 12:04 am

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

  40. Melanie Dye
    27th November 2013 / 9:59 am

    I love birdspotting

  41. Harley
    27th November 2013 / 10:55 am

    I love Turkish delight x

  42. 27th November 2013 / 7:07 pm

    The Evereddy dress is gorgeous – lovely and Christmassy ! x

  43. charlotte qualter
    27th November 2013 / 7:19 pm

    i like the peacock blue ever reddy dress

  44. lara davis
    27th November 2013 / 7:33 pm

    Love the Kaleidoscope dress

  45. Denise C
    27th November 2013 / 7:40 pm

    The Turkish Delight one – yum!

  46. Victoria Connolly
    27th November 2013 / 8:36 pm

    any I can’t decide!

  47. Rachel McMillan
    27th November 2013 / 9:25 pm


  48. Tammy Tudor
    28th November 2013 / 1:39 pm

    i love the lemon squeezy one! 🙂

  49. Carrie Hamilton
    28th November 2013 / 2:20 pm

    The ever ready dress is awesome! 🙂

  50. 29th November 2013 / 10:43 am

    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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  51. alison johnson
    29th November 2013 / 8:48 pm

    Circus runaway x

  52. Mari Ann
    30th November 2013 / 8:50 am

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

  53. Catherine Bell
    30th November 2013 / 3:32 pm

    The turkish delight dress

  54. Mickie Bull
    1st December 2013 / 9:18 pm

    Minted Apron Dress

  55. 1st December 2013 / 9:32 pm

    Fox in socks….. Or Turkish delight

  56. Alexandra Smith
    3rd December 2013 / 3:52 pm

    Ever Reddy is adorable!

  57. Amy Ripley
    3rd December 2013 / 10:55 pm

    Bread and Jam Dresses

  58. Claire Eadie
    4th December 2013 / 1:44 am

    I love the Birdspotting dress x

  59. Helen @ Peakle Pie
    4th December 2013 / 4:55 pm

    Ever-Reddy is so lovely!

  60. 4th December 2013 / 10:32 pm

    So hard to choose but I think my favourite is the Runaway Dress in Fishbowl
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  61. ev appleby-gill
    5th December 2013 / 4:01 am

    Any …love them both

  62. Lucy Mayer
    5th December 2013 / 11:48 am

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

  63. 6th December 2013 / 6:52 pm

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

  64. rose p
    7th December 2013 / 5:40 am

    Ever Reddy

  65. Ali Bunn
    7th December 2013 / 12:06 pm

    The Turkish Delight dress is lovely!

  66. Sharon mead
    7th December 2013 / 1:11 pm

    green russian

  67. Clint Howat
    7th December 2013 / 5:18 pm

    Graphite / dark grey corduroy.

  68. caroline cordery
    7th December 2013 / 7:25 pm


  69. donna clinton
    7th December 2013 / 8:33 pm

    Ever Reddy

  70. Kelly Hooper
    7th December 2013 / 10:06 pm

    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

  71. Ruth Palmer
    7th December 2013 / 11:16 pm

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

  72. Zoe Roxby
    8th December 2013 / 1:45 am

    I love the Cementamente Dress

  73. Helen Talboys
    8th December 2013 / 1:14 pm

    Turkish Delight dress, my little girl loves anything pink 🙂

  74. Joanne
    8th December 2013 / 2:34 pm

    Chandelier dress

  75. Joanna Sawka
    8th December 2013 / 2:52 pm

    Ever-Reddy Dress

  76. Phyllis Ellett
    8th December 2013 / 3:14 pm

    Ever Ready for us please

    8th December 2013 / 4:10 pm

    Easy Pickings

  78. leanne williams
    8th December 2013 / 4:17 pm

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

  79. Keith
    8th December 2013 / 8:54 pm

    Fox-In-Socks looks nice

  80. Janine Atkin
    8th December 2013 / 9:18 pm

    id love the fox in socks dress

  81. olivia kirby
    8th December 2013 / 10:00 pm

    I like Kaleidoscope

  82. clair dutton
    8th December 2013 / 10:15 pm

    love the chandelier dress

  83. Kerry Kilmister
    8th December 2013 / 11:11 pm

    I love the Chandelier dress. So would my daughter

  84. Trudi Walsh
    8th December 2013 / 11:28 pm

    Cementamente Dress

  85. jodie harvey
    8th December 2013 / 11:52 pm

    easy pickings 🙂

  86. Cat Williams
    8th December 2013 / 11:53 pm

    I love the Green Russian dress

  87. Isabelle Smith
    9th December 2013 / 3:31 am


  88. Charlotte Jones
    9th December 2013 / 9:56 am

    fox in socks is beautiful – would pick that one

  89. Becky Shorting
    9th December 2013 / 10:29 am

    the ever reddy for a 2 year old so cute!

  90. angela sandhu
    9th December 2013 / 11:12 am

    not sure, maybe ever reddy

  91. Jacqueline Roberts
    9th December 2013 / 11:13 am

    Fox in socks or bird watching

  92. Nicky atkins
    9th December 2013 / 11:33 am

    Chandelier dress

  93. Gary Topley
    9th December 2013 / 12:26 pm

    Ever-Ready x

  94. Dessallara
    9th December 2013 / 12:27 pm

    the Turkish Delight 🙂

  95. claire little
    9th December 2013 / 12:28 pm

    my little one would love the fox in socks one

  96. jen jackson
    9th December 2013 / 2:36 pm

    fox in socks

  97. gemma clark
    9th December 2013 / 3:54 pm

    I would let my daughter choose

  98. Natalie White
    9th December 2013 / 4:54 pm

    I love the Bird Spotting one!

  99. Amanda Milton
    9th December 2013 / 5:52 pm

    Turkish Delight,my 5 year old cousin would love it

  100. Rhoda K
    9th December 2013 / 6:20 pm

    The Bird Spotting Dress is very cute.

  101. rebecca courtney
    9th December 2013 / 6:54 pm

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

  102. nat eveleigh
    9th December 2013 / 7:49 pm

    the ever reddy dress 🙂

  103. Leanne Pollitt
    9th December 2013 / 9:27 pm

    My daughter would love the Valentina

  104. julie baxter
    9th December 2013 / 10:09 pm

    ever reddy looks fab

  105. Natalie Crossan
    9th December 2013 / 10:53 pm

    the turkish delight 🙂

  106. Champaklal Lad
    9th December 2013 / 11:03 pm

    ever ready

  107. Maureen Millward
    9th December 2013 / 11:08 pm

    Green Russian