Yes, there is such a thing as a turtleneck stash. Mine was becoming ridiculous. I wear turtlenecks solo, and under everything from dresses, to sweaters, to t-shirts. After months and years of washings and wearings, some start to fade. Some shrink vertically, and become too short in the body and sleeves. Some develop a bulkier, boxy shape, that doesn’t fit well under other garments.
This winter I summoned the courage to start carving them up. I loved the resulting composite pieces. I lengthened sleeves and torsos, and converted regular t-shirts into long-sleeved turtlenecks.
(All photos taken under the watchful eye of the pupervisor.)
I attend a lot of college basketball and football games, so wearing a color-blocked garment turned out to be a great way to ‘represent’.
Color blocking made layering more fun.
The color blocked garments were versatile.
I also tried lengthening the torso by inserting a band in the middle. This brown and grey one doesn’t look smooth in the picture, but it actually looks fine when worn.
The turtleneck stash had outgrown the drawer, and then the shelve(s) dedicated to their storage. Even after cutting and combining several of them, I still have a bunch of old turtlenecks that need to be boxed up for donation. That will happen once turtleneck wearing season is over.