When I post my video diaries I always get comments about my Laura clothes. No, not my period dresses, but my Laura Ingalls Wilder t-shirts that I wear for travel and Laura trips. I thought everyone might enjoy a closer look at them. So enjoy our new monthly series where we look at a Laura shirt each month.
Clothes are one of those things that I once kept as a firm line not to cross as part of my efforts to restrict my Laura collection to a reasonable size. That totally failed when I discovered how great it is to have a Laura t-shirt on when traveling. It really makes it feel like your trip has already started once you get in your car.
The American Midwest can get very hot during the summer and if you want to wear this kind of Laura clothes your options can be fairly limited. There are t-shirts and sweatshirts aplenty, but not so much super hot weather wear. This extremely lightweight t-shirt is the closet I’ve found. It not only looks pretty, it’s cool and comfortable. The text reads “Laura Ingalls Wilder” with “De Smet, South Dakota” in smaller print.
I got this shirt at the Loftus Store in De Smet, South Dakota. They tend to have the most distinct and unique tops and I always try to stop and check in.
Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.