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:
First I had to remove the old fabric. Tools of the trade were:
Demolition had begun!
I copied the pattern and cut the cream-coloured fabric:
Nana had the idea of a logo and I painted it in gold:
The handle had to be repainted after I scratched off the black paint.
While the paint was drying, I have sewn the parts together.
And made the frills.
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.
The heart stitches from closer:
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.
As I promised, the pictures of the matching handbag:
I will post the camerabag too as soon as I am finished. ^_^
As I promised, the set is now complete with this simple bag: