renren598 (renren598) wrote in egl,
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First post: antique parasol to a gothic lolita one now with the complete set

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

in my first post I would like to present a recent work of mine.

I am an enthusiastic DIYer, yet I have never done something like this before. I was afraid that I could somehow ruin the poor parasol, since I love antique items and would never do them harm. (Although this does not stop me from restaurating a steamer trunk in steampunk style ^_^)
I am satisfied with the result and since I have sewn two of the coverings (see later), I only need to find another old parasol with ten arms.

I hope, you will enjoy the process shown and that to some it can be of help in making their own gothic lolita parasols.

How it began...

nanaberu asked me if I could turn her antique parasol into a lolita one, and I said yes. I mean what else could I have done? :)

The parasol belonged in the 1910's to a young lady working at the post office in Kaposvár, her name was ms. Juci Vörös. Sundays she would go on a walk in the city with it.


This is what it looked like:

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First I had to remove the old fabric. Tools of the trade were:

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Demolition had begun!

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I copied the pattern and cut the cream-coloured fabric:

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Nana had the idea of a logo and I painted it in gold:

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The handle had to be repainted after I scratched off the black paint.

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While the paint was drying, I have sewn the parts together.

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Hemmed it.

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And made the frills.

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But the fabric I bought wasn't the right colour, so I simply did the same steps with the right one again, but without the frills.
And since Nana really liked the logo, two of them were put on the parasol. I also made a protecting case for it.

And a holder for a water bottle with bows. And heart stitches.

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The heart stitches from closer:

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And tomorrow I will show you the antique style bag I made with the logo and frills and the camera bag. :)

Thank you for your attention.

EDIT

As I promised, the pictures of the matching handbag:

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I will post the camerabag too as soon as I am finished. ^_^


EDIT 2:

As I promised, the set is now complete with this simple bag:

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