Step 1: Materials
cloth (cotton, taffeta, polyester, satin, which ever you prefer
Step 2: Find Your Perfect Umbrella
The first time I did this I used a child size umbrella to add to the cuteness of the costume but this time I used a big one. having done both I suggest using a small umbrella. They are easier to handle.
Step 3: Make Your Covering
They easy way
Take your material make a mountain fold and then a Valley fold.
take the cover the just removed make a Valley fold then make another. take the whole corner and line it up with the tip of your umbrella and cut the material.
The second option would be to measur the size of one panel on the cover add a quater inch for seam width and remake The cover. this method is more exact.
I did it the easy way. because my material is tulle it was better to avoid cutting it too much.
Step 4: Fitt the Cover
Take your new cover and sew it onto the umbrella spine. Try to sew it on as close to the way the original cover was.
Step 5: Add Your Embellishments
Step 6: Add the Ruffles
multiple that number by three and cut a half inch strip of cloth equal to that number.
Take the strip and begin to ruffle.
When it gets back to the frrst length sew it down to the ribbon.
Step 7: Attach the Frills
Step 8: Optional Step: Adding Bow
Glue the bow on the umbrella and then stitch it down for reinforcement.
Step 9: Original Umbrella
Its entirely up to you and depends on the look you prefer when determining the size of the umbrella