May 14, 2011

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Aliyah’s Hope Chest Strappy Girls Summer Dress Review and Giveaway!

Let me introduce you to Aliyah’s Hope Chest.

Aliyah’s Hope Chest is a boutique type of shop that I have been a fan of for a long time and I feel like I have seen her shop grow and grow and honestly…I don’t see it stopping!  Over the time I have been a fan of Aliyah’s Hope Chest on Facebook and hearted her store on Etsy I have seen her come out with interesting new ideas, wonderful patterns, and beautiful fabric choices just to name the top few things that jump out at me when I think of Aliyah’s Hope Chest!

Strappy Girl’s Summer Dress Review

The Strappy Girls Summer Dress that I was sent for SAP!

Recently, Aliyah’s Hope Chest came out with a brand new girl’s dress specially for this summer called the Strappy Girls Summer Dress, and I was in love!  The design is a cute flirty cut with simple lines and perfectly paired fabric choices that accents the little girl inside of the child wearing it, and it just brings out that summer glow we love as we watch our children play outside and enjoy life!

SAP looking so adorable in her Strappy Summer Dress, squeaky sandles, and knit headband from Green Goose!!

Overall, my favorite things about this dress is that it will fit any child’s body structure perfectly and it will last us a long time….once SAP outgrows it as a dress she will be able to use the “dress” as a summer top!  Why is this so?  Well, the special design of the Strappy Girls Summer Dress is that the shoulder straps are adjustable!  They are not a set length, they adjust through tying a bow in the back of the dress!  Very neat design!  It also makes the dress just a bit more girly, but not overly so, so perfect for the girly girl of the summer, or the adventurous tom-boy girl like SAP is!

Here you can see how the dress ties in the center of the back, an adjustable size and comfy design for your little girl!

The first time SAP wore this dress was on the weekend for our road trip to look at apartments.  When going on a road trip we always try to dress her comfortable and in material that will let her body breath, and this was perfect for that.  When we were viewing and touring apartment buildings we got comments more than a couple times about how adorable she looked in her dress running around, carefree, playful and just as happy as can be!
SAP climbing the staircase and having a ton of fun touring one our new apartment building!  Soon this will be her new home!

Many times when I purchase dresses that I find cute and so buy for SAP from boutiques, I get them in the mail and find they are not what I expected.  Usually what I’m surprised about is the quality of the fabric and the sewing that goes into the dress, and the lack of it!  All of the dresses and products from Aliyah’s Hope Chest that I have received, including this dress, have been exceptional quality.  I have not found any flaws in the stitching and it washes well and withstands SAP’s toddler play….which is quite rough these days!  The seams of the dresses are professionally finished and will hold up to wear and tear, something very important if you want to keep it around a long time or pass it on to a younger sibling or friend afterward!  With such a cute dress I know I want to pass it on!
I’m cute, you know you love me!  I just LOVE summer dresses for little girls!


  • Adjustable shoulder straps for a perfect fit to any shape child!
  • Cute, adorable, flirty summer design that is girly but not too girly!
  • Comfy for a child to wear even on long car trips
  • Professionally finished seams and a great quality sewing product
  • Beautiful patterns to choose from for a simple yet modern and stunning summer dress for a little girl
  • Will last a long time as the dress can be used as a top when the child gets older

Suggestions For Improvement:

  • I’d love to see some organic fabric choices for those of us who are eco-conscious!
  • A longer style dress that may go just past the knees
  • If you could come up with a short sleeved dress with adjustable sizing/fit like this dress I would be very impressed!
  • I’d like to learn more about you!  Include a bio or “about me” section on your Etsy and Facebook sites!

Meet Aliyah’s Hope Chest!

Aliyah’s Hope Chest hand-makes her creations in her own pet and smoke-free home!  Everything is custom made when you order it so it will be exactly what you want!

She not only sews beautiful little girls’ dresses and her well known pinafores, but she also makes fleece soakers (and skirtie soakers!), and Do-It-Yourself patterns so you can sew too!

She does great sales and clearance sales pretty much every week on her items, even though they’re already such great prices…which makes it an even better deal!

Here are a few of my favorite items that are on my “Must Buy” list!

The Complex Rainbow Dress!  This is a beautiful dress, with so many bright colors, it would work wonderful on any little girl!

Pinafore patterns are sold for ONLY $2 each and entire Do-It-Yourself kits for just $10 each!

Also take a look at those adorable boutique style jeans she also has a pattern for you to get as well!

The fleece pants are super soft anti-pill fleece in cute patterns for a great functioning breathable cloth diaper cover!

I couldn’t resist showing off this adorable owl print fleece soaker!

Buy It!

Etsy Store:


Win It!

One SAPsMaMa follower will win their choice of a Strappy Girls Summer Dress like I reviewed, OR a $20 GC to Aliyah’s Hope Chest Etsy Store!
Those with boys, she has some great boy fleece pants and soakers!

Please enter using this Google Doc Form!  Submit form only ONCE!! If you do make a mistake or submit more than once just let me know, I’ll fix it!

If you want a reminder that you entered this giveaway feel free to post a comment on this blog post that you entered this giveaway.

Final # of Entries: 185


Winner: Megan Stietz!

Thank you to Laurie for sponsoring this review/giveaway!  If your unique ideas and quality products hadn’t given me enough of a reason to come back as a return customer again and again, your customer service would!  Beautiful work, keep it up, I am loving what I see!

The product(s) provided for the review (1 Strappy Girls Summer Dress) was sent to me free of charge from the company or the PR agency. The opinions expressed are 100% my own. Text in italics is taken from the sponsor’s website or otherwise cited.  This giveaway is not affiliated, sponsored or endorsed by Facebook in any way.
Giveaway is open to ALL.  Shipping to US and Canada winners is free, but international winners will be asked to help contribute toward shipping their free prize.  Giveaway will begin Saturday May 14th, 2011  and end Saturday June 2nd, 2011. Winner will be chosen using Winner will have 48 hours to respond after I contact via email. If winner does not respond, a new winner will be chosen. Good Luck and thank you for supporting SAPsMaMa!

SAPsMaMa is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. We have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize within a timely manner but sometimes situations may arise where this is not always possible. We will contact the sponsor regarding your prize(s) and the sponsors, in most cases, are shipping their items to you directly. We will make every effort to assist you in obtaining your prize, so if any problems arise, please contact me if you need me to do so.

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  2. Olivia L says:

    Thanks! I added the Kids Konserve extra entries.