gaga for gaga step 1

Here we go again with the costume-making madness. You might recall that last year I didn't sleep for 4 days straight scrambling to finish my Bjork costume. That can't happen this year as this year's costume will be a lot more difficult.

Yes.... Lady Gaga... in all her disco ball fantasmagoria.

(image via thefablife.com)

I have yet to figure out how exactly to replicate the disco ball pieces but taking a trip to the fabric/trims stores in downtown LA this weekend should solve that dilemma. I also am short on muslin so hopefully I don't have to keep cutting samples until I get the fit right :(

(paper pattern pieces)

I started the bustier section tonight; it's more important for me to get this right so I can draft the skirt pattern from there... this is a basic bustier pattern with princess seams and ends right at the waist. 8 pieces total for the bustier. When I make the actual garment, I will need to fuse every piece of the bustier w/ thick interfacing, but for this sample I only need to make sure it fits my torso.

(cutting on the muslin)

I also don't have a dressform so I have to draft everything on paper. .. it's actually not any more difficult than draping.

So here we go! I have started 23 days earlier, but I know, and you know, that I'll probably be scrambling 5 days before and disregarding important bodily functions/routines like last year.


Ken said...

i cant wait to see this~

kirstyb said...

wow good luck xoxox

The Six Six Sick Girls said...

UM, WOW! That's ambitious, I can't wait to see how it turns out!!!