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Braids Braids Braids

Braids Braids Braids. 

Braids are a great way to make any hairdo more sophisticated. French braids, fishtail braids, braided buns, side braids, all braids, everywhere braids  ect ect ect.

Soooo many options. So to start, here is a superrrrrrr easy half-way up braid look. I’ll be posting more soon. Yes, soooon. I will post often, I WILLL. Someday I’ll get the hang of this.

What you need: Hair brush, hair spray, bobby pins, small tiny elastic hair band, and of course, hair.

1. Take a small section of hair from right above the ear, leaving some hair at the top.

2. Braid it and secure it with a tiny elastic hair band.

3. Repeat on the other side.

4. Cross the two braids in the back. If your hair is long you may have to wrap the braid around the other some more. Pin it up. It looks best if the pins are hidden.

5. Spray hairspray all around the braids to keep it in place.

SUPER easy and sophisticated half way up look. ;D

Peace.

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Romping About

This post is all about rompers and the latest product of the someday Julie fashion industry.

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Yayy, yes, another sewing project. For those of you who are familiar with sewing, i used a dress pattern for the top part, but switched the skirt with shorts. Often times, i draw my own patterns, but i just loved the pattern for the top and had to use it!
Thats thing about sewing, you can make it however you want. Switch the sleeves, change the mini skirt for a maxi skirt, or anything at all! Never forget to be creative and add your own touch to anything you make.

For anyone who wants to sew but doesn’t know where to start, try following a pattern for something simple like an a-line skirt, then move on to more difficult things. This is a great way to learn on your own, and soon enough you’ll be so familiar with the shapes that you can draw your own patterns. The terms are ussually the hardest to understand when first starting to sew, like slip stich, boning or gathering. Luckily, google has all the answers, and if not you can ask me.

Back to rompers,
Rompers are great in the summer. They can be classy and fancy or flowery and flowy or anything at all. The best part is that they are so comfortable!

Enough writting, here’s some pictures!

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DIY Scrunchie

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This scrunchie is super easy to make. All you need is scrap pieces of fabric, a pair of scissors, and a hair tie. I used a little less than 1/4 of a yard of each color, but that depends on how thick the fabric is and how full you want the scrunchie to be.

Esta colita es super fácil de hacer. Todo lo que necesitas son pedazos de tela de cualquier color, tijeras y una colita de pelo. Yo usé un poquito menos de 1/4 de yarda de cada color, pero eso depende en el grosor de la tela y como quieres que te quede la colita.

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1. Cut the fabric into little rectangles and cut a tiny hole in the middle of each rectangle. Mine are about two inches by one and a half inches (2in x 1 1/2 in).

1. Corta la tela en rectángulos pequeños y abre un agujerito en el medio de cada rectángulo. Los míos son como de 5 cm por 3cm.

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2. Cut the hair tie and string on the rectangles.

2. Corta la colita e inserta los rectángulos. 

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3. Tie the hair tie back together and spread out the rectangles.

3. Amarra las puntas de la colita y separa los rectángulos.

4. Wear it.

4. Listo!

Julie

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Hi, This Is Summer

I finally finished my sophomore year of college and a seriously overcommitted and insane semester.  This means it’s time for swimming in lakes, sewing, tanning, actually eating well (no more cafeteria food), and relaxing. More importantly, however, it means this blog will come back to life. No more overcommitting myself, ever.

As much as I wish I were walking the cobble stone streets of Buenos Aires, or visiting my family and eating lots of cheese bread in Brasil, I suppose that Georgia, USA can be pretty decent. Though the vast open spaces and lack of noise sometimes drives me crazy, I think we all need a long stretch of summer full of nothing to do but have walks with dogs that chase squirrels and tranquility.

And so summertime ensues.

 

Por fin terminé mi 2do año de universidad y un semestre loco con muchas cosas que hacer. Esto significa que llegó el tiempo de nadar en lagos, coser, broncearme, comer comida saludable (no más comida de cafetería) y relajarme. Lo más importante es que también voy a tener tiempo para actualizar el blog. No más saturarme de compromisos, nunca!

Por mucho que desearía estar caminando en la calles de piedras de Buenos Aires, o visitando a mi familia y comiendo mucho pan de queso en Brasil, supongo que Georgia, USA es bastante decente. Aunque a veces los espacios enormes y la falta de ruido me vuelve loca, creo que todos necesitamos un verano lleno de nada para hacer y pasear con mis perros que persiguen ardillas como locos.

Y así empieza mi verano.

 
 
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 Louise (my sister)
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More posts to come ASAP

Julie

 
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Color Coral

It’s been awhile, a few weeks anyways. College is a busy time, I haven’t quite figured out how to balance everything, but I think I’m getting there, so hello blog!

Here’s a skirt I made over the summer and wore a couple sundays ago. It is deffinitly one of my favorites and I made a blue one for my roommate’s birthday too. This one has a few mistakes with the zipper (I hate zippers) but the blue one came out amazingly.

I went through a coral phase and bought everything in coral, but this skirt tops it all.

Photography Credits: Louise

Love,

Julie-Marie

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Flower Mania

Gigantic paper flower mania. I made a million of these to decorate the house and my dorm room and my sister’s room. I loveeeee flowers and I’m obsessed with these huge ones, so I figured the world should know how they’re made.

 

Materials: A stick, little twigs (mine have flower on the tip), some sort of ribbon or string, 3 or more sheets of tissue paper, tape, and scissors. (Click the image to see it bigger.)

 

You may need an assistant like this.

Tape the twigs to the end of the stick and cut out flower shapes from the tissue paper. This one has four petals but you can make it with more or less. Also cut a hole just big enough for the stick to pass through in the center.

Take one tissue paper that is cut into a flower shape at a time and tape it at the top of the stick. Arrange the petals anyway you want.

After you taped all the tissue paper, tie a string or ribbon around the top to hide the tape.

The end.

Walk out into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They never primp or shop, but have you ever seen color and design quite like it?  The ten best-dressed men and women in the country look shabby alongside them. If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? 

Matt. 3: 28-30 

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Mod Inspired Dress

Maybe you already read in this in the About Us section, or maybe you haven’t, but I’m Julie and I like to design my own clothes. If you can’t find something as beautiful as you want, then DIY.

I have always loved expressing myself through fashion, and I definitely do not think it is about impressing others but about feeling good and comfortable in your own skin. Some people feel comfortable in sweats and a t-shirt while others prefer a dress and heels. I think I fall somewhere in middle (probably leaning more towards the dress and heels.) This next project is actually a dress, though I don’t know what heels to wear with it yet…

This is a mod inspired dress (think Twiggy) with a purple and dark red watercolor flower pattern. I’ve never made a dress before, so wish me luck!!

 

The fabric:

This is all possible thanks to my wonderful machine that a dear friend of the family gave to me. Thank you Sister Susan! 

 

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