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About GwenMaddie

Sales 33
On Etsy since 2009

Inspired by two little girls with Texas sized style.

Artist: Erica Burns
Expertise: Textiles
Additional Talents: Screen Printing, Costume Design
Materials: Organic Cotton, Thread, Lace, Sewing Machine, Silk Screens
Style: Colorful, Patchwork or Screen Printed Active Wear
Inspiration: Fun Patterns, Austin Icons, Cute Comfort
Common Creations: Skirts, Dresses, Tees, Headbands, Dog Clothes & More
Shop Online: [Etsy]
Social Media: [Facebook] [Instagram]
Home Base: Austin, TX
Spotted: Crafting Exposure Client

Cute and comfortable clothing that's handmade and high quality? Seems like too much to ask, but not if you're Erica Burns of Gwen Maddie, a local brand of handmade girls active wear! This Austin artist got her start as a student of apparel design and then worked in the costume industry for years. After shifting her focus to raising a family, she decided to apply her skills to clothing that her little girls could enjoy. She has first hand experience with the type of apparel that kids need for running around and enjoying playtime. One of her signature lines includes yoga skirts, stretchy and comfy enough for just about any activity. Erica also has a keen eye for how to make those functional items into wearable works of art. As she puts it, the goal is durability while maintaining a sense of whimsy. What's the fun in wearing something that doesn't show off your personality? That's as true for children as adults! Gwen Maddie dresses, shirts and skirts are colorful and creatively designed. Some of her most striking pieces result from an eclectic mix of patterned fabrics. As such, each one is hand sewn and one-of-a-kind. I feel like Erica has found a way to make patchwork relevant and in keeping with today's style trends. Erica also adds her own flair to certain outfits with hand printed embellishments, usually with a Texan twist. Armadillos, airstream trailers, our state with a heart, Howdy and more! If you don't have kids, you can enjoy Erica's same characteristic style in fur baby clothes! My little Dulce had the unique chance to pose in a Gwen Maddie original, and she's never looked cuter! While pictures will show you the colorful, fun nature of Erica's clothing, you can't deny how soft they are when pick one up in person. I would proudly clothe any of my kids (or nieces and nephews since they will probably come first) in Gwen Maddie originals, knowing they'll be cute, comfortable and free to be kids!

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More About: My name is Erica Burns and I create clothing for little girls ages 0-12. I studied Apparel Design at The University of Texas at Austin. After graduating, I worked in the field of costuming for places such as Zachary Scott Theater, Central City Opera, The Washington Opera, and The Erie Playhouse. My daughters, Greta Gwendolyn and Mischa Madeleine, inspired me to create a collection of clothing called, “Gwen Maddie.” I like to use comfortable organic materials whenever possible and I test everything out on my daughters to ensure durability.

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  • Erica

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    My name is Erica Burns and I create clothing for little girls ages 0-12. My daughters, Greta Gwendolyn and Mischa Madeleine, inspired me to create a collection of clothing called, “Gwen Maddie.”

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Last updated on January 22, 2014
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Returns and exchanges
All sales are final; however, I want happy customers. Therefore, if you are unhappy with your purchase, convo me immediately to discuss options. I must hear back from you within 5 days of delivery. Return shipping will be your responsibility. All refunds will be minus the original shipping charge.
I require payment within 24 hours of purchase. If payment is not received, I reserve the right to cancel the transaction. If you for some reason cannot make payment within 24 hours, please contact me.

If you are paying by check or money order, your item will be shipped as soon as your check has cleared
U.S. orders- Domestic shipping to USPS Priority Mail (2-3 days) with delivery confirmation.

Everywhere Else - First Class Mail, sorry no delivery confirmation available.

*Please note - International customers are responsible for any duty and/or customs fees that may be requested upon arrival of your package.

Please convo me before your purchase if you would like insurance or upgraded shipping (an extra charge will be applied to your order.)

If you are giving as a gift please note name and address in message to sellers box of your order and let me know how you want your card to read. Everything comes wrapped in tissue and tied with fiber bow.
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I would love to work with you to make something unique! Please convo with me about a design you have in mind.

If you choose to leave anything less than positive feedback, please contact me first to discuss--let me know how i could have improved your shopping experience or if we can come up with a resolution for any problems.