Adventures In Restoration: The 1896 Dress Restoration & Recreation Project (The Parasol)

Why did I choose a pale shade of silk to recover that amazing parasol? Because this is how the colors look when the sunlight shows through…the usual heavy black is so unflattering. The de-accessioned museum chapeau I restored and re-dressed as well, all those trimmings are from our antique collection. If you’re wondering “where is the lace on wire hat from earlier?” …good call…I decided to use this hat instead.