When it comes to learning and doing things, I'm a methodical researcher. I study. Start with the basics. Read the instruction manuals. And while there are pros with this approach, I envy people who have the guts to just jump in the deep end and see if they can swim.
Reader Rachel is one of these people.
She's a beginning sewer. And she wants to replicate this Lady Gaga costume because it seems like it would be fun:
So, any advice for Rachel? Obviously there's some serious structuring in that outfit at the shoulders and hips -- wire or super-strong interfacing. Leave suggestions for her here or follow her new adventures in sewing at her blog, Pop Culture Sewing Projects!