Terrence and Bear specialises in baby/children’s wear, soft furnishing and handmade gifts and was started to satisfy my need to be creative. Sewing and tailoring have always been part of my life due to my Grandmother being a tailor. I have very fond memories of picking out patterns of dresses I liked and drawing my ideas for my grandmother to bring to life.
I began my sewing career in Bridal Wear and for the past ten years have made many bridesmaid, flower girl and wedding dresses. Last year I was faced with a large number of friends having babies and decided to design some baby outfits, dresses, bibs and blankets as gifts. The response to the gifts was incredible and as the word spread, friends of friends began asking where they could purchase the baby clothes and accessories hence the start of Terrence and Bear.
I get my inspiration for the baby/children’s wear from my own style which has been described as vintage inspired and classic. Generally I am happy with a piece if I think I would happily wear it and often have mothers asking if the dresses are available in adult sizes.
I love traditional fabrics such as florals in 100% Cotton for Spring/Summer and Tartans, Wools, Tweeds and Corduroys in Autumn/ Winter. I often use classic designs that fit well and are practical for both children/babies and parents including back opening dresses, elasticated waist skirts, waistcoats, bowties and dungarees.
I also offer a made to measure occasion wear service for example weddings, christenings, birthday celebrations where each item is made specifically to the customers’ requirements. This is available for both baby/children and adults
Terrence and Bear is currently expanding to offer home wear , soft furnishings, gifts and accessories