I am moving and things I want are "gally west and crooked" for now. It has been cold the last couple of days and even snowed some the night before last!
I was invited to a potluck as a good way to meet people of this small town which was good thinking on my neighbor's part! I decided to wear a sleeveless summer top under my winter clothes as added warmth! I realized that this item was going to be UNSEEN and plan on utilizing more of my sleeveless summer tops for added warmth on cold days!
I will get extra usage from the clothing which is a plus and if they are stained or a little bit raggedy, that also is a plus to get a little more wear out of them before they go into the ragbag! This would also go for socks which are mismatched or in bad shape - to wear them as a second pair under the better ones!
By melody_yesterday from Otterville MO
Thanks for your excellent idea! I have been enjoying the extra warmth of my old clothes under my good clothes each winter and so glad to know you think it is good as well!
A great read: John 3: 16 (12/16/2008)
Over here in the Netherlands it can be cold too (as you can see on this picture) and I always let our children wear t-shirts (un ironed of course; no extra work that is not necessarily) underneath their hoodies and sweaters. My daughter even wears the ones with the long sleeves, she has to bike a long way to school.
As usually, these t-shirts are from the summer, a bit worn out and sometimes fadet, I am glad that they still can use them. And, you are so right, it gives a lovely warmth! I also wear long sleeve t-shirts underneath knitted gardians, vests or sweater. It stops the itching of the wool.
I am happy to read that you do the same and hope that you bring some people a good idea! Happy holidays to you all! (12/18/2008)
By Mama L.
I do this with my children. They get extra wear out of summer things, especially the things that are less than prime looking. If a little ragged or stained, who cares when it's worn under something else. I used to buy my son white undershirts but no more. I just take his summer tee's that are starting to show wear or getting a little short and they become his winter-time undershirts. My daughter wears summer tank tops as undershirts. (12/19/2008)
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