The Basil Dress

Mocha Gingham


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Intricate smocking on the chest and back panels makes the Basil Dress our new favorite. Inspired by a vintage Indian frock, the Basil is both effortless and majestic. She boasts a full skirt, elastic smocking, and bell sleeves.
  • Bell sleeves
  • Lightweight tan repurposed fabric
  • Intricate chest and back smocking
  • Full length tiered Frida skirt
  • Bohemian maxi dress
  • Julie is 5'9 and wearing the XS/S


“May Your Daily Ceremony of Dressing Become a Celebration and Reminder of Your Radiant Presence.”

Christy Dawn

Mocha Gingham | 1

Our dresses are made from rescued deadstock fabric leftover from larger fashion houses. By using deadstock, we save hundreds of thousands of gallons of water annually and help keep the planet clean. When we purchase deadstock, the fabric content is rarely known. For this reasons, we are only able to give you our best description of the fabric; the Mocha Gingham feels like a rayon crepe and eco dry cleaning is recommended!

Carlos | Basil Mocha Gingham

“I love all the different designs of the dresses. It’s nice to always be working on something different.”
Carlos uses a single needle machine, which is the main machine used to make Christy Dawn dresses. He likes the intricate work he’s able to do with it. He recently celebrated his fourth wedding anniversary with his husband, and with their free time he likes just relaxing at home or going to the movies with him.