Adding a pinked fluting to the parasol’s edge so the lace canopy will “float”. These take time, but the results are worth it.
Pretty ladies stretching their bias for 24 hours before they are hemmed and finished. I prefer a tighter “drum”…it has to be just tight enough, but not too tight to stress the sticks. Now I can finally take a break!
Killer hat. No, really…I had to open it up today to do some restoration work and have been sneezing ever since. Masks are good, Benadryl is not. I’ll be washing my hands every hour until this is done…hello, deadlines! Ugh 😖
It’s Parasol Restoring Day in the atelier, these three are special, the wooden ones unscrew and fold for storage or travel, and the gold handled one unhooked and it’s ferrule unscrews and folds down. One will be done in a stripey silk, the gold one will have a lilac silk canopy that shows off the original black lace cover. The fun begins…..NOW!
Trousseau set complete! The disgruntled Bonnie Prince Angus refuses to move…time for a game of fetch!