Ecarlate is a mother daughter team who has worked in the interior design field for years… I am the daughter half and try to keep up with the Etsy store and other marketing outlets when I am not behind the sewing machine. My mom has always had a talent for garment construction and we have always have had an interest in fashion. We had been toying with the idea of expanding our merchandise to include fun and sophisticated children’s clothing while maintaining the whimsical charm that our home decor products contain. My five year old niece, Scarlet, has always served as a great inspiration in our work and since Ecarlate means Scarlet in French she is directly connected with our business.
Here she is on her fifth birthday. Her carefree nature helps me let go of all of my worries and appreciate life in a different way. She is wearing a lavender and purple tutu my mom and I made for her.
Our goal was to create chic clothing that couldn’t be found at every department store. Another important feature was to include our design aesthetic and our color scheme. Below is our tunic that will fit 4-5 year olds. We used our taupe cotton and appliqued this exquisite cotton linen blend that is embellished with embroidery and cut outs. The attention to detail is evident and will be a perfect outfit to pair with black legging or tights and go to a wedding or special occasion. You can find this piece (one of a kind) ($48.00) at https://www.etsy.com/listing/103123792/girls-shirt-dress-in-taupe-cotton-and
Here is another taupe tunic or dress that can be paired with black or white tights solid or patterned. It can be dressed up or down. This particular piece has a taupe gauze sheer with machine embroidery details in a very architectural fashion. We had the gauze float lower than the hem to give another design element to the piece. For colder weather, it would look adorable with a cardigan over the piece or a long sleeved shirt underneath. This piece is one of a kind and can be found at https://www.etsy.com/listing/103193131/girls-shirt-dress-in-taupe-cotton-and?ref=v1_other_1 ($48.00)
This photographed piece is intended for 3-4 year olds but can also be made for one year olds or 5 year olds. It includes our dandelion screen print that allows the shirt to have a modern touch. The top is gathered to fit and has a black gros grain ribbon tied into a bow at the side. You can find this piece at https://www.etsy.com/listing/102960574/girls-shirt-in-taupe-cotton-and-black ($34.00)
We had a lot of fun with this piece. Since we screen print ourselves we have fun with finding graphics with lots of charisma and charm. When I stumbled upon this “chesire cat” I thought it was a no brainer. What a perfect fit for our whimsical children’s clothing line! Alice in Wonderland embodies exactly what we are striving for!! We have obtained Alice, as well as, the White Rabbit. I cannot wait to burn these screens to include with our line. This particular piece is for 4-5 year olds and is paired with vintage black and white stripe ribbon to add a punch. You can find this at https://www.etsy.com/listing/104555129/girls-shirt-dress-in-taupe-cotton-with ($58.00) We can also provide this item with the standard gros grain ribbon ($34.00)
Here is a dress with the taupe cotton and a bird on a branch screen print in black. The gros grain ribbon pops nicely and the bow gives it a sweet feel. We got an order for this piece on Etsy from a customer in Australia for a one year old. We were excited to get this order. You can find the dress at https://www.etsy.com/listing/103841438/girls-shirt-in-taupe-cotton-and-black?ref=v1_other_2 ($34.00)
I cannot wait to see how Raven’s Nest goes!!! It has been fantastic creating these items and tried to stay true to our style along with what we feel children would enjoy. Scarlet is visiting the beginning of August and we cannot wait to have her try the pieces on. I will make sure to take some photos and share them with you.