Anyhow, the bodice is self-drafted and the concept comes from a halloween costume I made a couple of years ago. (Well, the idea of the strapping at least -- point of interest, the costume is also entirely self-drafted. In that case, I put on an old t-shirt, duct taped it to my body, cut it off and chopped up the cast of my torso into a corset pattern. Much fun :) )
Back to the main project.... You can't really see it because of the crazy print, but there is a gathered under bust with shaping folds on the overbust. The purpose of the straps in the back is to take the pressure of the nape of my neck. I have nerve damage there and halters are remarkably uncomfortable. (Most frustrating, as I think they are gorgeous.) The skirt, which has front pockets (matched fabric!) is from New Look 6557.
I ended up wearing it for fourth of july festivities, but failed to get any pictures of it in action.
I'm not really sure whats next for me -- oddly enough, I'm debating between bathing suit or winter coat, although given my track record, odds are I'll end up working on something completely different.