I’ve been working on this sweet ringmaster outfit for a few weeks now. Its my little girls 5th birthday soon and we are planning a huge celebration for her.
WELCOME to the CIRCUS
I did not want to sew the entire outfit an figured I could find pieces from the thrift store to modify. I found these pieces
- Black Stain Jacket
- Red satin cape
- Black and White Striped adult costume pants
First step was to modify the jacket to mimic coat tails. Using YouTube videos as a guide, I cut the jacket and trimmed with gold. I added a few large gold buttons for design.
Second step was for the cape. It originally had a hood. I removed the hood, and served the ends. Next I gathers and attached to the collar so she would not have to worry about it falling off when she was playing.
Third step, I disassembled the pants to make a long strip. then gathered and attached to black silvery wide elastic.
The total cost for these items was about $7.00
Other parts of the costume.
- Embroidered shirt ( ITS MY CIRCUS )
- Black paper top hat
- Ring of fire
I have a Janome Memory craft 1100 Sewing machine. I decided if she wanted to remove the jacked I still wanted the theme of the costume so I made up a cute shirt.
The black hat was made with black construction paper again using some YouTube videos for inspiration. My ring of fire was a $1.00 hola hoop and craft felt.
My last piece was the lions mane for my golden retriever.
This was the hardest part of the entire costume. I had to self draft some sort of base for the hair. Using a Pinterest tutorial I did my best to create something that would lay on the dogs head without slipping. Its not a perfect fit but over all for photos it did the trick.
I have a ton of Pinterst ideas ready to go for this massive circus party. Wait for the full blog in November with all the photos and Ideas.