Posted On 25 June 2010 by on Giveaways

Welcome to our new review and giveaway section on Raising American
Girls. My sister Michelle is going to join the Raising American Girls
team as our resident reviewer. Michelle is a super-Mom of 3 children:
Maggie (7..nearly), Jack (5) and Tommy (2). She juggles parenting and
her job as a home-care nurse while hubby works full-time in corporate
America and serves as the Chief of the local volunteer fire company.
Michelle will be giving you her honest opinion on products and services
that we feel you all of you might be interested in. We will be hosting
many giveaways for these products as well.

*Please note that
Michelle may have received free product on compensation in exchange for
these reviews and giveaways. Not a bad deal – she gets to be the guinea
pig for all of you and you have the chance to get free stuff! To Mom

This review is also a giveaway – scroll down to the bottom of the post
for details…

Fashion Playtes

If you are looking for something fun and creative to do with your
daughter, niece, or granddaughter, Fashion
is a great website for you. This website was created
by mom Sarah Mcllroy. She created the
website so that girls would have a creative outlet, and a fun way to
express themselves while building self confidence. Sound familiar?

On this website, girls can create their own clothing designs from a
selection of t-shirts, skirts, dresses, and more. The format is very
easy to follow and my 6 year old had no trouble following the step by
step instructions for creating her own design. Maggie chose a t-shirt
to bring her design to life. First, she picked the style of t-shirt,
and the color. Then the site directs you to add embellishments like
ruffles, under layers, and decals. There are plenty of choices so your
little girl’s design will really be one of a kind. My son Jack was a
little disappointed that there were no boy clothes or light saber
decals to pick, but Maggie had no problem finding exactly what she

The check out and ordering process were quick and easy, followed by a
quick little survey about your experience. I chose the standard
delivery option, a flat rate of $6.00 and was informed that it would
ship in about three weeks. I was pleasantly surprised when it only took

Maggie’s creation arrived wrapped prettily in paper. I love good
packaging! She was very excited and wanted to wear her shirt right
away. She couldn’t wait to show her friends her design and wore it to
school the next day.

A word on sizes. According to the charts based on weight I should have
ordered a 6-6x (45-64lbs) for Maggie, who weighs about 54lbs, but I
decided to go with the larger size just in case. As you can see it was
a good fit. Also allow for some shrinkage after washing. My advice is
to order a size bigger than suggested. Due to the custom designs there
are no returns, so chose the sizes carefully.

Now, let’s talk about price. The grand total for the t-shirt Maggie is
wearing was $30.00, not including shipping. For me, this was a little
pricey. Before adding her design options the t-shirt started at $12.00,
but with each addition the price goes up. You can also choose to
personalize the label for $5.00 but the Fashion Playtes label was just
as adorable and was included at no extra cost.

However, there are lots of coupons available to help with the price
including free shipping on first time orders! Also we received 10% of
coupons with the shipment for out next order!

The bottom line? A little pricey for everyday shopping, but that is not
really what this site is about. This is for creating a special moment
with your special girl. It’s fun, interactive, creative, and something
you can share together as a special treat. Great for birthdays or any
other special occasion. Every time she wears her design she will feel
proud of her creation, and I am a big fan of anything that helps girls
to feel more confident.

Would you like to see what Maggie thought? Watch her chat about her
experience on our new Emily Rose Giveaways channel on youtube – you can
find us at

Fashion Playtes was very kind to provide us with a coupon to pass on to
you – the coupon gives you an instant $10 off of your
first orde
r. Just use the coupon code “american10”
(without the quotes) at checkout.


We are also giving away a $20 gift certificate to Fashion Playtes.

To enter the giveaway please visit and
tell us which outfit you love in the comments below.

You can earn extra entries by subscribing to our new GIVEAWAY youtube
channel. Just click here:

We will give away the $20 gift certificate to one lucky winner on
Friday, July 2nd.

29 Responses to Review & Giveaway!! Fashion Playtes

  1. Heather Oliver says:

    My daughter loves The Ashley!

  2. wendi M says:

    my daughter would love the chloe

  3. I like the Chloe shirt – but I know that my 7-year-old’s top choice would be the Hannah one, since that’s her name. 🙂

  4. I subscribed to the YouTube channel (DebMomOf3) – love Maggie’s video! 🙂

  5. Susie S says:

    My daughter, Theresa, would LOVE the Fiona – she loves ponchos and she is so creative! 🙂

  6. Laurie E says:

    My daughter likes the chloe.

  7. Rachel C says:

    Love the Cassidy…and it has a matching dress for your doll the Cassie!! What a fabulous idea!!

  8. Melia says:

    My daughter would be thrilled to design her own anything, but I think the Chloe is really cute! This is a neat website. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  9. LisaM says:

    The Chloe would be loved by my granddaughter… In fact as soon as she get home from vacation her and I are going to sit down and design something there… She’s going to so love this site for she will actually be able to design something that has her 3 favorite colors together…. Can’t wait…

  10. Alyssa B says:

    Daughter loves the Ashley! Thanks for this great addition!

  11. Joy says:

    We liked the Molly bag! Fun site!

  12. Amy says:

    The Alexis! My daughter loves to wear tank tops, and one she could design herself would be awesome! What a great site!

  13. Shari says:

    I discovered this site a couple weeks ago, and my girls have been designing away ever since. My girls like The Chloe best.

  14. Rebecca says:

    Love the Cassidy! It’s so cute and fancy yet casual at the same time! 🙂

  15. Quinlyn says:

    I really like the Audrey and the Cassidy! 😀

  16. Quinlyn says:

    I followed your YouTube channel! 🙂

  17. Kristie says:

    My daughter Kaylee loves the Hannah. A hoodie is practically an everyday accessory for her and she likes the faded look and ability to design it herself.

  18. Kristie says:

    My daughter, Kennedy, loves the Cassidy dress. She is always looking for something “special” to wear to school or a local performance when we go. She’ll love designing it herself!

    Great site – thanks for letting us know abou it!

  19. Lara says:

    Love the dip dye dress! Pretty details when adding ruffles and trim.

  20. Stephenie says:

    I loved the website and would love to see my daughter wear the Cassie!

  21. Angela says:

    My girls love the Ellie and Hannah (both of their names, so that probably helped swing it!), by the Ashley dip dye dress was a real winner for both.  So cute!  What a fun site, thanks for sharing it.  

  22. Amy says:

    My daughter had a blast.  We really liked the cassidy

  23. Lisa says:

    My daughter would love to design an Alexis!

  24. Crystal says:

    I really like the Jane. Especially with a paisley print 🙂

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  26. Claudine says:

    My daughter would love the Chloe!  We had so much fun choosing from all the different ways to design it.

  27. Julie L says:

    My daughter loves the Hoodie and headband

  28. Julie L says:

    You tube subscriber-RockingMom1957

  29. Nina says:

    Thank you all for joining! Lisa-Marie is currently on vacation and will be back on Wednesday, the 7th. We will be announcing the winner then 🙂 Good luck to everyone and have a GREAT weekend!!! 🙂

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