Leaf Dress


As I mentioned in my last post, Dayna Reggero hired me to make her a wedding dress out of leaves. I wanted to share with you my process...

I used only recycled fabric for the base, beginning with a simple cotton dress that Dayna was willing to sacrifice, I installed a zipper in the back, a donated bathing suit strapless top and some layers of satin, tulle and lace with an opening in the front.

After that I started with the big leaves on the bottom, working my way up and layering several different types of tropical, bright green, alive, beautiful leaves.

Wanting the dress to be fresh and vibrant for the wedding, I started applying the leaves the night before the ceremony, finishing at 9:30 am.



It was a beautiful way to spend the night and I felt as though the time was sacred. Creating something so representative of a person, for such an important ceremony was a huge honor. An experience I truly value.

Speaking for myself (B) I have to tell you that working in the studio is one of my favorite things to do.

Becoming completely immersed in an artistic vision and trajectory is what I live for! Rhetorical Factory has emerged through this process. It is an outlet for my creativity and has brought me many wonderful opportunities.

As a maker, I am striving for these chances to work on something solid. Coming up is a custom bunny suit for Halloween, and another pair of T-Shirt re-invention dresses! 

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Bethany Adams
Bethany Adams


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