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We love a good ruffle, and the twin bodice ruffles on The Jessa Dress really take the cake! She features an adjustable back tie for cinching, a keyhole opening at the back of the neck, and an ankle-length hem. She looks equally good with sandals or boots - a true transitional piece you'll reach for all year round!

The Blooming Garden fabric was screen printed in Erode, India. The Jessa Dress was made by Araseli, one of our talented dressmakers.
  • Sleeveless prairie maxi dress
  • Light to medium weight deadstock fabric, feels like cotton
  • Pink, cream and black floral pattern screen printed using organically certified dyes
  • Ruffled bodice and apron sleeves
  • Back neck button closure
  • Adjustable waist tie in the back
  • Relaxed fit
  • Bra friendly
  • Cold machine wash or hand wash, air dry recommended - cotton fabric gets softer after each wash! 
  • Jess is 5'11 and wearing the small, styled with The Dawn Sandal

When we started Christy Dawn, we just wanted to make beauty. We used deadstock because it was better for the Earth (and most affordable). As we grew, we realized: sustainability is not enough. We can't just sustain. Now it's time to heal.

In collaboration with the farmers and artisans of Oshadi Collective, we started by healing the soil through a regenerative cotton farm in Erode, India. Every aspect of this process is in a direct reciprocal relationship with the human beings who steward the land, the plants that feed from the soil and Mother Earth herself.

Utilizing upcycled deadstock (leftover fabrics from larger fashion houses that would otherwise end up in a landfill) is where we began and organic cotton is how we support the collective as we grow our regenerative farm acreage. Our goal is to eventually produce all of our fabrics through ancient wisdom and regenerative practices.

We have our own factory in Los Angeles. In India, we are working toward creating a fully regenerative fibershed, replete with cut and sew facilities. Our talented team puts care and intention into each seam we sew. Speed is the last thing on our minds; we prefer to slow down and breathe into each piece we are crafting.