Now riding clothes are what you wear for riding.
Sports clothes are what you wear for sports.
So by logic bedclothes should be clothes you wear for going to / being in bed.
So why are bedclothes the actual sheet, pillowcase and duvet cover, i.e. clothes for the bed? Doesn’t make sense to me. Which is one reason I clanked my trusty sewing machine on the table, laid out an old duvet cover worn thin at the top and still OK one fourth down, cut out four leg pieces and began sewing away.
The other reason is that my daughter – longlegged yet still growing and slim – still wears PJ to bed. In shops they’re either too small or ridiculously overprized. That old duvet cover will be so soft and comfy.