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No help when it's raining but awwwwww....
I always wanted one of these goth parasols.

Lace? Naaah, too graveyard, and WAY too expencive. I wanted something more playful. And cheap. So I got a non-spectacular umbrella in a second hand store and two packages of HUGE scary-sized black nylon tights, grabbed scissors, needles and black thread, set another smallville episode on *play* and came up with this!

Took me two days ( WHOLE days, ladies... Yay for holidays... ), lots of cursing, lots of pricks and a huge amount of DVDs.

As soon as I had it finished, I phoned a befiended photographer and we fooled around a bit. ( The first pic really is not one of the best ones, but you can see the darling umbrella-ella-ella-e-e-e quite good, so... )

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As I already said in a comment, I'm not gonna do a how-to! I had none and no idea what I was doing when I started.
Anyways, a tutorial would look like this:

- get umbrella frame.
- randomly sew pieces of black pantyhose nylon on frame.
- destroy nylon pieces afterwards.

Don't tell me you couldn't figure this out?

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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
Where did you get the corset from? ^^
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Saspie Doo
Saspie Doo · 6 projects
Beautifuuuuuuuuuuuuul!!
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Dragoness
Dragoness · 28 projects
so nice
love ur look too, and the corset Happy
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Sk8t3r4lif3 xx
Sk8t3r4lif3 xx · Auckland, Auckland, NZ · 2 projects
I reckon u should just ...
1. cut the whole material stuff off
2. Sew nylon on where the umbrella material was on..
3. cut holes through it :O
4. Done! Happy
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Sk8t3r4lif3 xx
Sk8t3r4lif3 xx · Auckland, Auckland, NZ · 2 projects
I reckon u should just ...
1. cut the whole material stuff off
2. Sew nylon on where the umbrella material was on..
3. cut holes through it :O
4. Done! Happy
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Panda-Goes-Rawr
Panda-Goes-Rawr · 5 projects
Cute Happy
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Jessy
Jessy · Salem, Oregon, US · 45 projects
I wasn't looking for neat and tidy. I was just thinking that if the holes weren't hemmed then they would just keep getting bigger over time, and then the whole thing would just be a few scraps of fabric and thread. And you said it took you two days to finish this, if it took me the same amount of time, and it came out awesome as yours did, then I wouldn't want two days of hard work to go to waste.
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FrolleinKram
FrolleinKram · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 132 projects
Uhm, well, the whole point of the thing is to look ragged, torn and worn so I didn't care about 'snaggings' or runs. So I didn't secure any edges or hem anything either. If you want a neat, tidy parasol, this isn't the project for it...
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Jessy
Jessy · Salem, Oregon, US · 45 projects
Yeah I didn't think a folding one would work. Basically snagging is when the fabric of your tights, or hose, gets caught on something and it makes a hole in the fabric. Did you sew up the edges of the holes you made?
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Jessy
Jessy · Salem, Oregon, US · 45 projects
Yeah I didn't think a folding one would work ether. In America "snagging" on a pair of tights or hose is when the nylon gets caught on something, like a zipper, and causes a hole to start, or worse a run on the leg of the nylon. Did you sew up the seams around the holes you made?
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