Water Spider Gown

February 2012

My friend Suzanne Raether wanted a gown based on a character in a novel she wrote, a brown water spider which in North Carolinian Cherokee mythology brought fire to man on its back from an island set aflame by lightning.  She wanted the dress to be a quirky yet elegant, and really have the look of a spider while giving a flattering silhouette. I created several different designs from which we put together a final look.

Out on the Town
Out on the Town
Working the Shawl
Working the Shawl
Finalized design
Finalized design
Spider Dress Front
Spider Dress Front
Spider Dress Side
Spider Dress Side
Spider Dress Back
Spider Dress Back
Design Choice 1
Design Choice 1
Design Choice 2
Design Choice 2
Design Choice 3
Design Choice 3