Skeleton Leaf Dresses

Short Skeleton Dress

This short skeleton dress above, is made from recycled dress netting and transparent skeleton leaves. It is then scorched and has a pattern burnt into it using a wood burning tool. The overall effect is of fragility, lightness, almost an angelic quality.

Long Skeleton Leaf Dress

This dress stared life as an exploration around the idea of aging, thinking about the texture, colour and qualities of skin as they aged. It was made with skeleton leaves, tulle net and tissue paper and finally, the whole dress was burnt with a wood burning tool in patterns to emphasis the delicacy and fragility of the ageing process.

As time went by the piece was added to, made much fuller around the skirt, so that it is nearly circular and the leaves were collaged around the base.

This piece featured in Gardens Illustrated in October Issue 2000.