Circus Equestrian Performer

Inspired by historical circus costumes, the bodice of this garment is boned using synthetic whalebone and features puff sleeves in a pink silk dupion. I incorporated pieces of vintage beading throughout the costume to reflect the embellishment details I found in my research. The rose design is hand painted, based off imagery often associated with circus acts. The shorts were drafted based on a pattern from a pair 1950's swim shorts made using a slightly stretchy fabric to enable movement.