My girlfriend needed a parasol for a Red Hat event in Virginia beach; the ladies are going to parade down the boardwalk with them.  She was about to spend a serious amount of money for a fancy one from a bridal boutique, but I talked her out of it, telling her that most of the ladies would probably be carrying  Walmart umbrellas decorated with tulle.  She wasn't sure about tulle, as she had never worked with it before, so the last time I was at Walmart, I picked up an umbrella and some tulle and started ruffling and basting.  The results are below:
It is not particularly glamorous, but it gets the job done.  How often does one need a red and purple parasol, anyway?

Juliet Arrighi


Chris said...

You are one talented lady!! :) I think it looks terrific - and I bet the price was WAY better too.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful- you are so right and you did a great job on this!

Vicky said...

wow!that looks great :)