Upcycled Umbrella

Added Sep 25, 2011

by nadiakam

London, United K...

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Description

I loved this umbrella – it was huge and rainbow striped, but it broke (as it seems all umbrellas must do).

I thought about making a skirt with the fabric but I actually don’t have a waterproof jacket so I decided to make a rain poncho.

The result is completely bonkers and I’m not sure I’d have the confidence to wear it out but I’d definitely wear it to a festival. And If I had another go I’d try to be a bit more precise (I cut the head hole far too low).

Material Notes

old umbrella material

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Fall
For
Unisex
Garment Type
Coat/Capes

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    Sep 26, 2011, 06.51 PMby Douli Bee

    And twelve points goes to….nadiakam!!!!! Brilliant idea! I think I’ll break my umbrella ,so I can make a rain poncho ,althought it’s mostly sunny here in Greece… :-))

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      Sep 26, 2011, 11.34 PMby nadiakam

      I’ll swap you my poncho for your sunshine!

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      Sep 27, 2011, 04.11 PMby Douli Bee

      Why not? We really need a little rain here! During the last 4(!) monthes we got wet only once!

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    Sep 26, 2011, 01.56 AMby patti-r

    APPLAUSE, APPLAUSE, APPLAUSE!!! YOU Totally brighten my day.

    Imagination, Creativety and your Cute, what else could a girl ask for in life.

    Do not think your bonkers, but you could give Mr Bean a run for his money..

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    Sep 26, 2011, 01.46 AMby patti-r

    APPLAUSE, APPLAUSE, APPLAUSE!!! YOU Totally brighten my day.

    Imagination, Creativety and your Cute, what else could a girl ask for in life.

    Do not think your bonkers, but you could give Mr Bean a run for his money..

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      Sep 26, 2011, 08.28 AMby nadiakam

      Ha. Well, I am British…

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    Sep 25, 2011, 10.27 PMby NinaSophia

    This is great! It is exactly what I need for the rainy days on my bike. Maybe I’ll try it!

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      Sep 26, 2011, 08.28 AMby nadiakam

      Please do! We can start a whole new trend.

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    Sep 25, 2011, 03.35 PMby bjr99

    What a fantastic idea! Nice that you were able to keep your old friend with you.

  • Enlarged_hilarity-copy_edited_large

    Sep 25, 2011, 02.18 PMby Testosterone

    STOP RIGHT THERE!!!!!

    We have a WINNER!!!!!!

    You are entirely TOO MUCH, OUT OF HAND, and UNREAL!!!!

    The sheer brilliance, whimsy, and unbridled imagination you display makes you a modern day legend.

    Inspired and in awe. Please continue being you, as the universe just experienced a drastic improvement.

    Oh, and you now have “a man fan’”.

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      Sep 25, 2011, 06.33 PMby nadiakam

      Gosh.

      Thank you, I suppose!

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