What an incredible summer! Is anyone back to school sewing yet? I started with a basic tee; the Seena Dolman Tee pattern again.
Our back to school routine means shopping for jeans and tees and getting an eye exam. Last year I spent over $500 in glasses…several pairs. Bella has gotten better about taking care of them (since I had a fit), but she’s 10 and things do happen.
I consider myself a frugal person, but I used to buy her the designer glasses. My theory was that they were made better and would last longer; saving me money. But the truth is, expensive glasses get lost and stepped on just as easily as the rest. So this year I skipped the name brands and went to Firmoo.com, where most glasses average between $20-$40.
Cool dragon, right?
Firmoo sent me this pair to show y’all, and I was happy to since I own a pair myself. They tend to be lighter weight plastic frames, which Bella prefers over the metal frames with nose pieces. You enter the prescription and pupillary distance and they make them. Simple. Plus there’s a nifty “try-on” tool so you can see the frames on your face.
Glasses: check. T-shirts…we are in dire need. Looks like I need to bump Bella’s Seena Dolman Tee pattern size up to a small from the women’s XS. Gaw they grow fast. I plan to sew several of these and a couple of Jalie Raglan Tees. Is it bad that most of Bellas shirts are the same 2 patterns? She wears them, so I’m sticking with it. I’m too poor to waste fabric on anything she won’t wear.
Did you notice it started to rain on us during the photoshoot? I’m always happy when I don’t have to water all the crops. I say crops to sound like a real farmer…but it’s actually a few large gardens:)
In other news, our 4th of July party was a bangin’ success. I’m sorry I didn’t get any pictures of my decorations. I wanted to show you so bad! It’s been a #struggle to get much blogging done at all. I promise to set up early next year and take pictures and be a good blogger. Scouts honor.
Anyhow, Bella’s back to school tee may not fit when school starts, but it sure is cute. I’ll be back as soon as I can with another make!