I wanted to start off my post showing what parasols for regular lady’s looked like in comparison to there height. First off we see a fashion plate from 1861:
Obviously its quite small. Most original 1850-1860’s parasols are like this for regular lady’s. Here is a real life example aka the original cast:
Now for the doll sized examples:
This one is not quite as dainty even though it dates to about 1865-1870. Showing that the doll industry fudged with there sizing. I’m not sure why but its common. As with this original parasol that Samantha will be recovering for me.
The next posting will be of the recovered parasol itself! I picked out a lovely blue silk with black lace to decorate it!