Make a Lady Gaga Dress from Vinyl Fabric

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Lady Gaga is known for wearing some extreme forms of fashion, and she is not afraid with wear vinyl, PVC, or just about anything else in public. This video explains how to make a dress out of vinyl fabric like the one Lady Gaga wore to the Monster Ball. You may be able to apply some of the tips within the video to clothing projects of your own in the future. Here is an outline of the video contents.

Materials Needed:

  • Frosted Vinyl
  • Manikin (optional)
  • Straight Pins
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Device
  • Sewing Machine

Step 1 – Make a Template
The speaker in the video drew a template of what she thought the dress looked like onto a large piece of butcher paper. She mentions that you will have to determine what your template looks like based on your size and what you want from the dress.

Step 2 – Cut the Fabric
Cut the vinyl so that it matches the template you have drawn. Make two pieces so you have a front and back. Note that you will be sewing the seams together, so you will need to leave a little fabric on the outside to make it fit right. You should be able to see the template through the frosted vinyl. This videographer cut out half of the dress and then folded it over to cut the other half so they would be identical.

Step 3 – Pin the Pieces Together
Pin the front and back pieces together on all sides so they stay in place when you sew them. Make sure they line up all the way around.

Step 4 – Sew the Dress
Sew around all of the edges, leaving a hole for the arms, head, and legs. Then remove the pins and turn the dress inside out.
After all of that, you should have an outfit that looks similar to the one Lady Gaga wore for the Monster Ball. Enjoy your new costume!

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