Originally Posted by kaligoddess
If I were going to do it, I would start with a pink parasol and paint the designs and add the black trim. It looks like the fishnet looking part is solid and not lace.
Making a parasol cover from scratch can be a big ol' pain in the butt because if you don't measure and sew everything perfectly precisely, it will look like a hot mess.
Mm, not necessarily true if you use the parasol cover as a template. Now if you had a parasol without a cover, then there's room for error. Then you can use the appropriate fabric. As long as it's not a really tightly woven fabric (like canvas or the like) then it should be fine. Quilter's cotton works well.
Here's a tutorial on how to cover a parasol (you have to go through the thread, but I've been using this tutorial to cover all my parasols)
Actually I'd start with a white parasol, since the handle is white. For the end, perhaps sculpting it? If you're not artistically inclined I would try to find something that has weight that would stand up to it, like large beads and whatnot. They can be painted the correct color.
The bow's easy! There's a ton of tutorials for bows. Since it needs to stand up, I'd put something in between the layers, like interfacing or something heavier, so it'll stay up.
Hope that helps!