DIY Dress & Leather Bustier

Remember back in January when I claimed my goal to sew one garment a month?  No?  Well, with all that has happened since then, I barely do either.  Now that I'm (almost) caught up with all my house projects, I have been back to the sewing machine the past two weekends.  After three months off, I dove in with something brand new to me, an undergarment.  Crop tops are so hot right now, so I thought I'd jump on the band wagon.  I used some leather I had left over from my DIY Planner Cover project and whipped together a snake embossed leather bustier, inspired by this Ferragamo piece. 

I couldn't think of too many places I could wear a snake-leather bustier, so for my second garment, I made a dress that works with the first.  This asymmetrical, bat-winged dress perfectly shows a tiny hit of the snake, and the metallic sheen to the leather looks like a little piece of back jewelry.  Despite my challenges with this fabric (there were many), I think it turned out alright, and I am excited to wear it to one of the many weddings I'll be attending this summer.  

PS, how 'bout those shoes!?

bustier worn with: skirt - Madewell / shoes - Aminah Abdul Jillil / sunnies - J.Crew (old) / bag - vintage
dress worn with: necklace - vintage from Same State / shoes - Aminah Abdul Jillil / sunnies - & Other Stories