Gossamer Wings


Elizabeth Mackey

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Elizabeth Mackey


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About ailesdiaphanes

Sales 182
On Etsy since 2011

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Welcome to Gossamer Wings. I'm an empty nester that has always adored sewing children's clothing. When my daughters were growing up, I made about 80% of their clothing. It was recently commented to me that photos of my girls never seem to look dated, and I truly believe that it is because of the timeless designs of the pieces I made for them.

I love high quality fabrics that can be washed and stand the test of time. I make them so that they can be handed down, or kept as an heirloom. This is why you will only see natural fabrics in my clothing, except for a few accessory items that may include faux fur.

What makes my garments timeless are classic designs and the fabrics, which are sweet delicate florals, polka dots, stripes, gingham etc. I also love to use Liberty of London fabrics.

I hope you enjoy what I have created for your child, as each piece is done with a lot of care and attention to detail.
Since it is just me creating these pieces and not a factory, some of the pieces will be one of a kind. I buy fabric for the season, and determine what age and style I want to make. I may have left over fabric to make smaller or larger sizes, but I only make baby and up to size 5/6 yr. garments. If there is truly something you have fallen in love with that you see in my sold orders, I can work with you to create something similar. Since some of the garments have embroidery on them, these will take a little longer to make on a custom order.

For custom items: After we determine what you want, I usually make the garment up and list it with a reserve on it. If however it was not what you wanted, there will be no pressure to buy it, and it will be sold with the other items.

I look forward to creating fun and heirloom quality clothing for your children.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I include all measurements with extra care and accuracy. So there shouldn't be any fit issues.

If you have any questions please convo me before purchase.

If measurements are grossly misrepresented then convo me, and we can talk about an exchange or adjustment in the garment.
I accept all payments listed above. I do not require money upfront for a special order. If you aren't satisfied with your order after viewing the listing no need to worry! I'll just list if for someone else to buy.
My shipping prices reflect not only the actual price at the post office, but packaging as well. I wrap each item in ivory tissue with a coordinating ribbon to match, then it goes in a cellophane bag for added protection, and finally a strong plastic bubble wrap mailer (for wool capes, I use a sturdy box). Some items will be a bit more to ship if it exceeds 13 oz.
I ship by USPS first class with a tracking number.
Insurance upon request.
If your country in not listed please convo me to get a shipping quote.
Additional policies and FAQs
If there is truly something you have fallen in love with, I can work with you to create something similar in your size, but please remember I only do up to size 6. Since some of the garments have embroidery on them these will take a little longer.

I look forward to creating fun and timeless clothing for your children, I hope you like my handmade treasures!