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Home in the Mountains

On a rainy morningthe fog rolls inand staysrain dripscollectsand rolls down gulliesinto yards roads rivers and streamsThe views millions of eyeballshave seenOceans of mountainsThick with our dreamsmemories, and ways of getting bythe Oldest shapescarving a Home into my heart. A pathway into my Life.   One of a kind and custom pieces comprise this 828isgreat Collection. All garments pictured have sold, email bethany@rhetoricalfactory.com for yours! Dresses $72 Hoodies $62 Shirts $42   Love! Bethany Google+

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Greening, Tablecloths, and Jack Johnson's To The Sea

Musician (and eco-warrior) Jack Johnson had a whole heap of misprinted, mis-sized, and otherwise unsellable t-shirts. Jack Johnson also needed over a dozen large tablecloths. Then, because the world works in mysterious and beautiful ways, Bethany and the rest of us at Rhetorical Factory ended up with two giant boxes of Jack Johnson tour t-shirts, and have been tasked with making them into fifteen fitted tablecloths. Fitted tablecloths, incidentally, are not like fitted sheets- an assumption that turned out to be quite incorrect. They are much larger, spanning not only the width and length of an eight foot folding table, but also the height turning this project into A BIG PROJECT. A BIG EXCITING PROJECT! Jack Johnson's ethos consists of...

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Custom Halloween Costume!

This Halloween, Rhetorical Factory had the opportunity to make a bunny costume out of recycled materials for James Adams. For this costume, I used a blanket and sweatshirt, zipper from a skirt, foam wire and elastic and my awesome sewing machine Billie! Trick or Treat! Google+

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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...

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