One of my bustier pieces, though it's more the length of a bra.
Crafted and finished by hand, the leather is first wetted, then stretched over a mannequin form. It's secured with rope or string, and zip ties to help hold its shape until thoroughly dry.
Next the leather is skived in places to create smooth surfaces, then glued in place prior to stitching, or riveting.
Finally, color is applied, then finish, than closure hardware.
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