Sunday, February 8, 2009

Why you need a tummy warmer and how to make one

Ok girls, if you are like me you have some low waisted jeans (because let's face it, the high waisted jean was a bad scene). If you do, you are definitely familiar with the 'cold back' phenomenon.

You know what I'm talking about.

You're wearing a great top that comes to just below the top of your jeans. No belly is showing. Things are good.

And then you sit down.

And bam! Suddenly your back is exposed to the elements. And in my house lately the elements have been cold (although in honesty, we turned the heat up this week - we were all miserable - tenants included. The temps in our apartment are now in the 18-19 range as opposed to the 17-18 range).

So what do you do to solve this problem if you are trying not to buy a lot of stuff?

You make yourself a tummy warmer!

If you have the time, and some stretchy fabric you can make one yourself. (I love how June describes wearing one as "having a hug all day long")

Or if your back is cold right now and you don't want to wait, you can do what I did.

1. Take an old top and cut a straight line from one underarm to the other underarm.

2. If you want, you can sew down the cut edge. Or you can just put it on right away and enjoy the warmth.


Theresa said...

I pine for the days of the high waisted jean, actually. They kept everything nicely tucked in! Ah, the 'good old days'.... :)

Your solution to this modern jean 0problem is very practical though!

Laura said...

I'm not pining for those days but I do love the idea of having a perma-hug. :)