I decided to take a break from my Pattern Magic construction project today and work on my mini-wardrobe that I will be wearing in a few weeks on a trip to see family near Kansas City. I want to have pieces in Blue and Green that can be worn several differnt ways.
Since I've been into the "Lagenlook" scene lately I wanted to be able to layer a different assortment of tops with basic pants for different looks. Sometimes I layer as many as 3 different tops and want all of the collars to show! In finding the pieces for this look, I think the different necklines that will be worn together are very important (also the different hemlines but I don't need a pattern for that).
What I needed was a middle piece---one that would allow an underneathe turtleneck to peek out but wasn't so large (in the neck area) that I couldn't wear another layer over it. I must have at least 50 different knit top patterns in my stash and finally decided on this one, which turned out to be perfect.
I made it up in green with an underneathe blue t-neck. The neckline still enabled me to wear my signature (at this time of year) Nutcracker necklace.
I even tried some crocheted "boot toppers" but am not sure if they are a little TOO MUCH?
Now to think of some different tops that will go with my "look"----and a coat coming up too (as soon as I decide what pattern to use).