I won't get into the hows and whatnot of how to make the braid because Princess Hair Styles has a great video tutorial, which explains the technique much better than I could.
This is what I call the wonky side, where the braid ends. I think I could have tucked it into the other part of the French braid a little better. Over all, I think it's not too shabby for the first attempt.
...and the "nice" side.
The hairstyle took a bit longer than regular French braids. This is most likely due to the fact that it is awkward to braid the part by her neck and then up the "nice" side of the braid. I had to have Blockette sit with her head down on her lap which she was not happy about.
By the end of the day her hair did sag a bit but held together through a few hours of vigorous playtime crawling on the floor playing with Grandma's spunky kitten. I don't think many hairstyles would survive those sort of crazy activities.
Oh and as for the short sleeves in the middle of winter? It was nearly 60 the day this photo was taken. Crazy Chicago winters.