Kelly Green OOTD

 

It’s getting cooler, the humidity is dropping and fall is existing. Today we feature an autumn DIY Outfit-Of-The-Day. Not sure if I am in love the fall or not but I am glad for season change. This always means NEW clothes and that makes me light up inside. This week a three-quarter length pocketed knit tunic is featured in my favorite color ……kelly green. I used Butterick pattern b6492 but changed the back view to make it identical to the front. I belted the shirt because I it needed an accessory highlight.

The tunic is paired with faux denim woven cotton blue wide leg pants. I made these pants a year or so ago. Check out the blog post for these wide leg pants here. I used Simplicity pattern 1069 for the pants . The pants fit well though I had to take the crotch area in a few inches. This pattern is very flexible; I was able change it with minor issues. I think my love for wide leg pants has grown since I finished these garments. The necklace is actually a neat handmade piece I found at a festival. It looks stunning atop of the kelly green ensemble.

Could you tell this Outfit-Of-The-Day was a Do-It-Yourself project?

Until next time …….. Create Your Style!

=Neci LoveHarmon

 

Navy Peplum and Pencil Skirt OOTD

Today we feature a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Outfit-Of-The-Day which includes a cute navy and hot pink look. We created a navy cotton t-shirt peplum top with a stretchy hot pink pencil skirt and accented it with a cream and navy spotted scarf with hints of brown. We organically put this outfit together it was not a coordinated piece. We made the skirt about four years ago and just finished the shirt last week. The scarf was made about a year ago. However, these items paired nicely and there you go….. I like to play with pieces that would not normally coincide.

I created by own pattern for the pencil skirt. I used a Mimi G tutorial but I did not follow the video tutorial to the T. I can be impatient as times when I am learning how to do something. My mind gets bored quickly so halfway through the video I decided to finish without watching the tutorial. I made a few mistakes but the pencil skirt came out fabulous.

I created the navy cotton peplum using McCalls m6754. I love this peplum shirt. I think I have made at least five of these and I think I could make five more. The scarf was created with a handmade pattern. I actually found this fabric for .50 cent. Yes, less than a dollar a yard! And I love it so much.  Okay, enjoy the rest of the pictures from the mini photo shoot.

Until next time ……. create your style!

-Neci LoveHarmon

Creating & Conversation- A New Video Series Blog

Check out the latest Creating & Conversation Series preview video.

The time has come for the start of a new video series entitled, “Creating & Conversation.” Check out the preview video of this new video series below.

I have been wanting to compose a Do-It-Yourself show full of accessory creations and conversation for a while, however, personal distractions put it on hold. So I am asserting myself in this new season to new results and expectations. Check out Episode 1 below as I create a pretty-in-pink infinity scarf and chat of this new season.  Eventually guests will join the show but until then there will be great conversation with ME.  As I give you a window into my world I hope you enjoy every minute of it.

 

Stay tuned for upcoming episodes and subscribe to our Youtube page @WhatsSheCreating.

Until next time….. create your style.

-Neci LoveHarmon

She’s Back!

Finally back in action! I created Simplicity 8084-the Mimi G style shirt dress that cinches at the waist. I love the printed fabric that she used but I decided to go with a solid polyester woven mustard yellow fabric. I found this fabric on sale at a local fabric store. I feel the majority of the fabrics that I buy have to be on sale, otherwise I feel like I’m not working hard enough. By the way, yellow is one of my favorite colors.

This pattern was easy, however, the lapped buttonhole placket could have been confusing if I had not completed it before. I used size 14 pattern style A. I’m starting to prefer a lot of long dresses these days ….. getting away from the mid-length dresses that I loved in the past. I found these cool suede heels and I’m looking forward to the future.

I wanted to end this post by writing a bit of encouragement. You may not know this but it is increasingly challenging for me to finish and display blog posts due to the elements of my life. However, everyone has a choice daily in how to spend the time given. Use your time wisely and try not to get distracted. I find that I am able to complete more when I get off the social media sites and hone in to my purpose in life. I hope this inspires you to go for your dreams.

I am currently working on a few shirts that I’ll be displaying soon so stay tuned. Until next time …. stay focused and create your style!

Creatively yours,

Neci Harmon

 

The Neci LoveHarmon Accessory Line Is Finally Here!

Spring is here with all of the pollen and rain and rain and pollen. Spring is also a time of new beginnings, which means it’s time to take resources and experience to the next level. This accessory collection was to be released over six months ago, however, after having a child, adapting to a new life, household and martial obligations as well as working a full time job it stalled. After all the blood, sweat and tears the Neci LoveHarmon collection is here. This is actually the 5th collection of my custom, eclectic handbags and totes. People always ask what inspires a line of bags. To tell the truth, I have a general idea of the colors I desire then I travel to various shops for fabric and whatever organically speaks to my eye is what I use. The palate includes stone grey, light grey, white , brown, mustard yellow, orange and Ankara prints.

There are four separate looks, the envelope clutch, the oversized clutch bag, the large pouch and the crossbody large tote.  We used a variety of different textures including faux leather, upholstery woven fabric, woven leather, cotton prints and Ankara prints. Check out the entire collection here.

I hope that you are inspired by this collection. Through this process I cracked my IPad screen, which was upsetting to say the least, but I am very happy with the finished product. Want to view the entire collection? Check out the Etsy shop here.

 

Until next time …. create your style!

-Neci LoveHarmon