How are ya? How'd your weekend go? Mine was pretty restful, which was needed. As you know from my 2015 Goals post, I want to lose some weight, so I've been exercising and it really tuckers me out. I work out for at least 40 minutes a day, and I'm already seeing results on the scale, so YAY ME! Anyways, the point is that exercising throughout the week makes me really tired at night, so having a mostly quiet weekend was very necessary. And it gave me time to finally get my DIY on!
|DIY Sneak peek|
It's a pretty small space, and it could be a lot tidier than it was. There were 4 other natural haired ladies getting their hair done (1 of them was loc'd). I was really surprised that every single one of them (minus the loc head) used blowdryers on their hair. I mean, I'm not a stickler for Natural Hair Rules or anything, but I use a blow-dryer like once a year, so seeing everyone else using them was different for me. Anyway, I think the stylist did alright in manipulating my hair with care. She made sure to wet my hair before combing with a wide-tooth comb and kept them in big twists before washing. I wish she washed the hair in sections and re-twisted them to avoid tangles, but she didn't. By the time she was done washing the deep conditioner off, combing the hair was a struggle with all the tangles. And finally, I wanted a halo flat twist done, but only 1 stylist knew how to flat twist and she was busy. So I made do with one big cornrow around my head, but it wasn't very neat, and I left with my hat back on my head. Overall, I'd give them a 5.5/10.
Afterwards, I went to visit my friend and ultimately ended up at Q.M. Lounge for a pedicure. 8 times out of 10, I'd rather go there for a pedicure.
On Sunday, we woke up bright and early to head to church. We were back home by 10:30 or so, and we lounged, napped, baked, and I started to do my DIY. I saw this project over at A Pair and A Spare DIY, and also watched this video for clear instructions. This was what prompted my visit last weekend to pick up the fabric by The Garment Store at Aimas.
|This was the jersey fabric I picked out.|
DIY STEPS - HOW TO MAKE A BLANKET CAPE/KIMONO
You need the following items
- Fabric - 2 yards is fine.
- Measuring Tape
|I like all the yellow I'm seeing :)|
1. FOLD fabric into 2
2. MAKE sure sides are even, and cut away excess fabric if you need to.
3. CUT on the folded side about halfway up the material. If you don't want the blanket cape/kimono to be too long widthwise, then cut from the middle upwards on one side of the folded material. (This is clearer in this video)
When you're done, your fabric should look like this below.
4. DRAPE the fabric around you, with the top of the slit at the back of your neck, so that it looks like a cape. Then figure out where you want your belt to be, and cut slits for your belt to go through.
5. WEAR IT, STYLE IT, and take photographs!!!
|Wonder Berry reporting for duty!|
|Yup, my NYSC belt comes in handy every now and then.|
You like? I think it's pretty cool.
And so, that was my weekend. I hope you enjoyed reading, and if you want to see more posts like this one, make sure to nominate me for the Nigerian Blog Awards (Best Humor, Best Personal/Lifestyle, and Best Overall Nigerian Blog), okay? Make sure to follow the rules!!!
Kiss kiss, hug hug from me to you!