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23 February 2009

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martha

that is too cute and i love your skirt and sweater.

April

What a fab idea!

April xx

janet clare

yep... that's what I've been missing all these years: a simple, stylish cure for my negative mood swings! I'm off to hunt for the raw materials...

The List Writer

What a completely awesome idea. No more tugging down t-shirts or hoiking up jeans for me. I too shall be canibalising my wardrobe when I get home. Fabulous!

The Coffee Lady

what a great idea! I'm surprised my tummy isn't self-warming: there's enough of it. I'm looking around right now for things to chop up

The Coffee Lady

ooh! I do like warm things. I'm getting to that age, you know.

Helen King

What a brilliant idea, I will have to have a go at making one!

Helen

Gina

That is a fantastic idea! I'm sitting here with a gap around my middle (not attractive) because my jeans don't quite meet my jumper despite constantly pulling one up and the other down! A Haramaki is just what I need... off to make one!

Rebecca

Oooh, I want, I want, I am always on the look out for long vests to wear under tops that are just too short to wear with my jeans. This could be my perfect wardrobe filler. Thank you for leading the way for those of us who are less up to date.

Jade

it's like a bella band for pregnant ladies. i tend to always wear a tank under my clothes for the layering and the fact that I'm tall and most clothes are too short. great idea.

Rachel L

Oh I need some of these! It's so annoying when tshirts shrink, and I love the layered look. Thanks for the fab idea!

Anita

Cool!

An older woman that I work with was just recently telling me that she never gets a cold because she always wears a tank top underneath which keeps your core body warm and healthy.

But I just love the idea that my belly won't be showing. :D

lina

Love this! I'm always suffering from a cold back.

Thimbleina

No I realise that you hadn't cracked up with the comment you left on my blog!

I also now realise why all those French women wear something over their pregnant tummies on top of their ordinary clothing as when I googled it one of the entries said it was important to keep your tummy warm when pregnant - I didn't know that.

I'm going to have to try one of these if it is going to lift the spirits and give me more energy.

Di

Way cooler than my usual vest!! Will look out to see how many people I spy wearing one when I go to Japan in a few weeks!!

Alexis

I definitely want to stay as cosy as I possibly can at all times!

Thimbleanna

Very cute...but do they hold the "midsection" in??? ;-)

hazeljoy

yesssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!
i will make one tomorrow

Dragonfly

Brilliant! I've always got a cold back! Hmmm, I wonder what I could find to have a chop at...

frances

Maybe a cure for February? It's worth a try!

frances

commonplaceiris

Ooh why didn't I think to make myself something like this before? I have that bare midriff problem frequently these days and it's chilly around here. I've looked at the ones you can buy for pregnant bellies (when I was pregnant) and everything but still not taken the next logical step.

myrtle

this is really worth a go as i suffer from cold kidneys. according to my shiatsu friend this area can also be improved by eating lots of root veg!

trashalou

That's what my mother, grandmother and probably back ad infinitum, called 'making sure your kidneys were warm'. And without doubt it is a mood-enhancer.

Before I got married I assumed everyone did this but my husband proved me otherwise -another good one to try is to have layers UNDER the sheet on your bed - it is all about keeping the kidneys warm y'know!

monica

genius.

AND cute.

Must do this too...

Cat

What a marvellous idea! Will definitely be having a go!

misschris

totally like the bella band I am rocking today for the preggo belly. Only our profiles look a wee bit different. ;) Great idea. Love the refashion approach.

Rachel

Mine is the deep ribbed bottom of a too-small wool jumper. It is a cool looking layer but it looks very odd when you go to bed and find you are still wearing it!!!

Julia

Love this idea. I hate being cold.

Mary

Hi! Thanks for the links. I suffer from back aches, I might try these out when I get the chance.

Lesley

What a great idea! I'm totally sold on the cosiness of wrist warmers and the thought of having a nice warm middle too ....oooh!

I'll have a rummage in my t-shirt drawer tomorrow :-)

xxx

Jackie

Up cycle your boob tube.

Claudia

that's a pretty cool idea!
now I must look at the link :)

Samantha

What a coincidence - I was thinking about something like this the other day. There was a tutorial ages ago designed for pregnant women.

Think I'll have a go myself.

Andrea

I've very supportive of a warm heart! :)

Barbara

I read this post a couple of days ago and it sprang to mind again as I was in the cold garage looking for the bag of stuff to take to the charity shop. There on the top was a pretty, stripy, too small, tags still attached t- shirt I bought in the summer. Fabric shears out and I cut across it under the arms on the breakfast table and set off on the walk to school with a very warm middle and a rather trendy layered look about me. I love it and can't really envisage taking it off until April! Thanks for the tip. Bx

Barbara

I read this post a couple of days ago and it sprang to mind again as I was in the cold garage looking for the bag of stuff to take to the charity shop. There on the top was a pretty, stripy, too small, tags still attached t- shirt I bought in the summer. Fabric shears out and I cut across it under the arms on the breakfast table and set off on the walk to school with a very warm middle and a rather trendy layered look about me. I love it and can't really envisage taking it off until April! Thanks for the tip. Bx

lazylol

What a fantastic idea - I must have one!!!

Junie Moon

Wow, I've never heard of this before but can certainly see the practicality in wearing one.

rhubarb

Very clever!

Esther

Very very cool- can't believe I haven't thought of this myself- I ALWAYS have a cold tum/back. My first visit to this blog- I'll be back.....

Tiel

these are great. makes me want to layer up..oh wait i'm sitting here in aircon at 9.15pm!!! {Oh how I wish winter would hurry along.}

Plus I like the idea of them sucking in my pot belly! it's like a modern twist on a girdle...but way cooler!

What a fab idea! They're a little like those arm warmer things that are like sleeves but they don't fix onto a top and are also like long gloves but don't have any fingers. I am currently in need of a springtime diet, as my jeans are giving me a builder's bum and my jumpers are just that tiny bit too short, so I think I'll have to hunt out a pretty top to make myself one. It does remind me of a Blue Peter make I saw some years back - 'Does your favourite jumper no longer fit? Well, you can make it into a cushion!' Of course, this is far more useful.

I love the blog and have been reading the archive during quiet days at work. I have been so inspired that I've even started my own. Thanks for many happy hours of online reading!

blackbird

Look at you! Spreading the Haramaki word!
I cut the bottoms off of a couple of tight jersey shirts too - at first, but now my Japanese friend has sent me a few real ones.
This year she sent a brown one in fleece.
Delicious!

UK lass in US

Genius! I'm also thinking of a looser version that doesn't cling... Hmm, do I do my taxes or make one?

Feather Nester

This is awesome! My friend and I were just talking about how we need to invent onesies for adults to save all us hapless women out there from those low-slung jeans that are the enemy of every mommy at story time, trying to sit on the floor, tugging the jeans up and the top down to protect passersby from viewing WAY too much of the backside. I will totally be trying this out.

PĂ©itseoga

i made some when i was pregnant, to keep my belly warm as all the tops were getting shorter... i wonder if in japan all the girls wear them over their tops though, all the pics that i've seen the boys wear them under, the girls over.
i personally prefer under!!

hmmm... could a cheap boob tube from penneys (primark) become a haramaki??

Catherine

Available in the UK now with www.nukunuku.co.uk. Trouble with the cheap boob tube (which does work) is the elastic leaves a red line as it is quite tight so it doesn't fall down.

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