Anonymous on Aug 8, 2013
The pinafore was adorable on my 3 1/2 year old. Thank you!
handcrafted originals for modern kids
When my daughter Teagan was born, I couldn't find anything in the 0-12 month age range that was not pink. Don't get me wrong - I love pink. At the same time, I was hoping to find some modern options. After my second daughter, Bailey, was born I found myself in a fabric shop and realized that what I wanted could exist; I just needed to create it. That's when Teagan & Bailey [the shop] was born.
I am drawn to bold, modern design. I am also a mom; function is paramount. Every item that I create comes from a place of practicality.
With my pinafores, they are reversible because I love being able to whip a dress inside out when toothpaste gets dripped on it 1 minute before I am leaving the house. Since they are always made with coordinating fabrics, I can rest assured that it will still match. Additionally, the criss-cross design in the back allows for growth. As your child gets older, the armholes expand, causing the short dress for your two-year old to turn into a long top for your now three-year old. That means it can last longer than just a few months - it can last for a couple of years. I can't tell you how many times I found myself rotating clothes out of my daughter's dresser that still had tags on it because she had outgrown it before we had a chance to wear it; this shouldn't happen with the reversible pinafore.
After a summer of swim lessons, I realized that getting from the pool to the locker room didn't have to be difficult. I spent the summer using both hands to hold up my two daughters' towels for them as we speed-walked from the pool to the locker room each day - which, by the way, left me with no hands for our gigantic bag full of clothes + shoes, my purse, and anything else I might be carrying (coffee). I realized that I needed hooded towels with pockets sewn into the corners. This would make the towels stay up on their own, freeing my hands for the rest of the paraphernalia. Could I find these in a store? Sure. Were they modern and bold and current? Not so much. So I created them.
These stories are true for every item that you find in my shop. It all comes from a mom's perspective; as I need something, I create it. And then I share it. I hope you find something special in my shop for the little ones in your life.
Owner, Maker, Designer
I live in Bellingham, WA, with my husband and two daughters. In addition to being a wife and mom, I am a teacher (middle school - love it!), a designer, and a seamstress. I feel extremely blessed to be able to pursue all of these passions.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Most orders are custom made for you, so please allow 7-10 business days for production before shipping. I will try to create your items as quickly as possible, and if I can get it shipped to you faster I will. You will receive notification as soon as your order is ready to be shipped.
Depending on weight, your order will ship either First Class or Priority Mail; this will get your package to you within 2-5 days. Once your order has shipped you will receive tracking information as well.
Shipping internationally from the U.S. can be quite expensive. I used to use Priority Mail International because it is one of the USPS international services that include tracking; however, the pricing is extremely high. Therefore, to keep costs as low as possible, Canada and International orders are now shipped via First Class International Mail. It usually takes less than 2 weeks, but sometimes can take over a month. The upside is the price. The downside is that First Class Mail does not include tracking or insurance. For that reason, international buyers are responsible for all custom fees, duties or if a package is lost or stolen. Please note that I am not able to mark international orders as "GIFT".
Teagan and Bailey is not held responsible for any lost orders. Please contact me prior to your sale if you would like to purchase insurance or would rather pay the higher Priority Mail rate for your package.